learning horticulture

I am having a full plate of horticulture --- on weekends and at night time when I get home from work. It never occurred to me it would be so much fun monitoring one's collection of plants. It does get frustrating sometimes when you see a leaf dry up or a twig fall off. Thankfully, I have my mom and sister who gladly help me with the ropes of gardening. Imagine the late night calls I give them whenever a plant looks dry and dull!

Growing one's garden requires great effort. But to see buds turning into flowers and ground cover plants crawling on your backyard is truly rewarding! Oh, and have I told you that learning horticulture is therapeutic? You should try it too! Here are the first few of my garden collection. I hope to grow more plants soon --- flowers, ornamentals, vegetables and herbs.


food for the soul 02.2010

Step back and take a look at yourself. Would you want someone to have your attitude? Are you generally happy, optimistic, and enthusiastic about life? Or are you generally frustrated, pessimistic, and bored with life? It is true that attitudes are contagious. Think about that one person you know who can walk into a room and make everyone smile and celebrate their arrival. Now think of the person that comes in and gets blank stares because people know that they are going to bring the mood of the room down. Which person are you? If you are feeling bored and frustrated with your life, take a second to think about why you might be feeling this way. Is it your career, your relationships, yourself, etc? Perhaps it is time to think about your Purpose and your Values and Beliefs and begin restructuring your life? Wouldn’t it be great to have an attitude that everyone can admire? -Sparkpeople Translation