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michele

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It looks beautiful, Gardener. You sure live up to your name. I suck at gardening. I always try, and things tend to run amuck. Although this year I planted marigolds, and they must be mutant, or something, because they took over everything else. They look great, in an other worldly sort of way.
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That is kind of funny. A few years back NBC had a special about the Danish being the happiest people in the world. Their conclusion was because they had less expectations they were less likely to be dissatisfied. I don't think there's a happiest place that all depends on the individual. Different people have different interests that make them happy. It is always nice to make a job out of what is enjoyable most but for a lot of people work is just another four letter word.


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Thanks for sharing your pictures, Gardener.


So, you enjoy gardening, Gardener? I love it very much, because it makes me feel peaceful. Since I have moved into my apartment I no longer have a garden (I used to work in my mother's garden), but I had many flowers on the balcony this past Summer. My living room and kitchen are south facing with a lot of hot sunlight coming in. The windowsill then heats up. As a result the flower pots turn warm and my plants have glowing bums. They just LOVE it. I bought them when I moved in just about one year ago, and some of them have doubled in size already. It is amazing. If they go on like this, I will not be able to keep them for they will grow way too big.

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Nice, there is a sunroom out here with similar succulents. I started like most men with vegetable gardening but have moved into a lot of poly culture methods. There's a lot of symbiotic relationships between plants and beneficial insects. Using a wide variety of plants helps build soil without the need for fertilizer or any type of spray. I like aesthetic gardening as well. I'm lucky to have so much space to work with but that will probably change. Plants are a good escape from all the news or worrying about things. I'll probably have to thin the iris and other bulbs and expand the area even more. There is something calming about plants.

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I have a few plants that I dutifully neglect.

One is a mother-in-laws tongue (sansiveria -I think) that has gotten out of control.  It's gotten very wide and very tall.  What the hell do I do with it?

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Use a thin sharp knife to cut the individual leaves that have gotten too tall and thin it. They can be used to start new plants if you wanted more of them or wanted to give out house plants as a gift or something.
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