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Garden Nerd

Category: Gardening | Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:02 am

I am a garden nerd and I don't care. Let me explain: I have a friend at work who wanted to start a garden for the first time. He asked me some questions and I tried to help him out. After a few weeks he came to me and told me that he was giving up because he just didn't have the time.

Not wanting him to give up I told him about some of my gardening challenges, the most recent being how to protect my young plants from the free-roaming chickens. I pulled out my phone to show him a picture of one of the cages that I had placed around the borage.

I saw his eyebrows rise when I started showing him the other pictures of the garden. I guess it could have been the excitement in my voice as I explained every picture.

I quickly realized that he wasn't very interested in looking at the pictures or even talking about gardening any longer so I squelched my excitement and shut down the picture show.

As I think back on the encounter his reaction made sense. Here I am, a 50 year old man, whipping out pictures of my garden and showing them off like they were my grandkids. The fact that I even carry around garden pictures to show off proves that I am a hopeless, albeit happy, garden nerd.

Here's the thing. If you are reading this I would be willing to admit that you have pictures of your garden too.

Anyone willing to admit it?

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CariAnn88 wrote on Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:14 am:

I have to admit, maybe I am a garden nerd too! :)

I am 25 years old and I have pictures of my fruit and veg that I am growing on my phone.
I love taking photo's of them growing.

And I do get excited talking about it and showing my pictures of to people. And I am not really bothered if they are not interested in what I have grown. It makes me happy that's all that matters :)


waretrop wrote on Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:33 pm:

I am one of those..

When I go to my Yoga class and whip out my phone, everyone quickly gathers around for a look see. They call it, "Egg Barb's flowers of the week" time.

:@ )


eileen wrote on Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:50 pm:

Count me in!! I have photographs of my garden that span about thirty years!! I even take snaps of the flowers I took last year and compare them - how sad is that?
Every visitor we have gets dragged out back whether they want to go or not and given a run down on almost every plant, tree and shrub.
I suppose we gardeners just can't understand why others don't appreciate the miracles that happen in our green spaces day after day.

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