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This or That: Gardening Edition

It's time to play this month's edition of everyone's favorite blog game . . . 

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I'd like to grow more flowers . . . OR . . . I'd like to grow more vegetables

Dealing with deer . . . OR . . . Dealing with drought

Shady garden . . . OR . . . Sunny garden

I take my houseplants outside . . . OR . . . I leave my houseplants inside

Summer manicure . . . OR . . . Dirt under my nails

Interesting foliage . . . OR . . . Bright blooms

I'd rather dig . . . OR . . . I'd rather weed

Favorite flower . . . OR . . . Can't pick just one

Garden gnome . . . OR . . . Wind chime

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To answer, just copy the the list above, paste it into the comment field, and indicate your answers.
(I've tried it myself and it works.)

This . . . or That? 
I can't wait to see what you choose.

(As for me? Check the comments to find out!)

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Kym

Kym's answers:
I'd like to grow more vegetables
Dealing with deer
Shady garden . . . OR . . . Sunny garden - BOTH
I leave my houseplants inside . . . MOSTLY
Dirt under my nails
Interesting foliage
I'd rather weed
Can't pick just one
Garden gnome

kat

I'd like to grow more flowers
Dealing with deer
Shady garden (I have all sun, all the time... but boy I wish for a shady spot!)
I leave my houseplants inside
Dirt under my nails (but I do occasionally slap some polish on! haha)
Interesting foliage
I'd rather weed (except those blasted thistles... grrrr!)
Can't pick just one
Wind chime

Bridget

I love these!

Here are my answers:

Dealing with deer . . . OR . . . Dealing with drought - Dealing with deer
Shady garden . . . OR . . . Sunny garden - Our garden is shady, so I guess I'll choose that?
I take my houseplants outside . . . OR . . . I leave my houseplants inside - They stay inside mostly
Summer manicure . . . OR . . . Dirt under my nails - Both, though neither most of the time
Interesting foliage . . . OR . . . Bright blooms - In the summer, bright blooms win out
I'd rather dig . . . OR . . . I'd rather weed - I guess ... dig. Though my back disapproves of both!
Favorite flower . . . OR . . . Can't pick just one - I love most flowers, but admit to being partial to daisies
Garden gnome . . . OR . . . Wind chime - I have many many wind chimes (I'm sure the neighbors are pleased)

Bonny

I'd like to grow more flowers
Dealing with deer
Shady garden
I take my houseplants outside
Dirt under my nails
Interesting foliage
I'd rather weed (but really neither one!)
Bleeding heart or fuschia
Garden gnome

Vicki

I'd like to grow more flowers
Dealing with deer
BOTH: Shady garden & Sunny garden
I take (some of) my houseplants outside
Dirt under my nails (because I never remember to wear gloves)
Interesting foliage
I'd rather weed
Can't pick just one
Garden "gnome"

Shirley

Definitely flowers

Dealing with deer . Don’t get me started!

Shady garden

I leave my houseplants inside

Dirt under my nails

Bright blooms

I'd rather weed. It’s oddly satisfying.

Can't pick just one

Garden gnome in very limited quantities.

Karel

I have a two word answer that covers every single one of these choices:

Farmers' Market

Mom and my brother excelled at gardening. I inherited Dad's genes in this: occasional interest that peters out almost instantly. I'll take a shady hammock.

Vera

Well, Fletch is really the gardener. I can supervise and suggest, but he does the work. So, here are my answers from that perspective.
Flowers (we grow a ton of veggies)
Deer (veggie garden now enclosed in a fence...but the hostas and daylilies are, apparently, very tasty)
Shade (since our veggie garden is all sun) (and I'd love some ferns)
Both - I leave most inside, but just the other day hung a spider plant from the patio roof
Neither (I don't get manicures any more - my nails don't like them...but I don't get dirty from digging either)
Both (I want more flowers, but I love the leaves of some plants)
Neither (Fletch does that)
Can't really pick one, but I'm excited that we are growing Lupine again - love those!
Wind Chimes

Carolyn

I'd like to grow more flowers . ( after decades growing veggies, it's been fun to change things up!)

Dealing with deer . . . OR . . . Dealing with drought -- NEITHER! Leaving the high desert-- and its beautiful, but challenging-for-me, xeric gardens. I don't think I'll ever escape squirrels, though...

Shady garden . . . OR . . . Sunny garden -- moving to a shady garden!

I leave my houseplants inside

Summer manicure . . . OR . . . Dirt under my nails -- usually dirt, but I got my second manicure of my life yesterday! Figured I better do it, if I'm gonna do it, while I'm in between houses and gardens. I'll admit it's fun. But it also feels a little too 'careful'.

Interesting foliage .

I'd rather dig.

Favorite flower . Of course I can't pick an absolute favorite, but peonies are one of my favorites.

Wind chime. But only the big ones with a deep sound. Not the tiny tinkling noise.

Thanks for the fun!!

Erika

-I'd like to grow more native flowers
-Dealing with bunnies - cute but destructive!
-Shady garden and Sunny garden
-I take my houseplants outside to my porch
-Dirt under my nails - always!
-Interesting foliage
-I'd rather dig, although a good weeding is very satisfying
-Can't pick just one favorite flower
-Wind chime

Fun! Thanks, Kym.

Debbie

-More flowers
-Dealing with deer
-Both sun & shade
-Houseplants stay inside
-Dirt under my nails
-I like both foliage and blooms
-I'd rather weed as long as it's not 90 degrees
-Can't pick just one favorite flower
-Wind chimes

Sarah

I'd like to grow more vegetables
Dealing with drought
Sunny garden
I leave my houseplants inside (my houseplants are orchids and succulents!)
Summer manicure
Interesting foliage
I'd rather weed
Can't pick just one
Garden gnome (I'd like the chime for probably a few minutes and then it'd get on my nerves)

Patty

I'd like to grow more vegetables
Dealing with drought
Sunny garden
I take my houseplants outside .
Summer manicure . . Gloves!
Bright blooms
I'd rather weed
Can't pick just one
Garden gnome

Thanks Kym! So fun.

Suzanne

I'd like to grow more flowers
Dealing with deer
Shady garden
I leave my houseplants inside
Summer manicure
Bright blooms
I'd rather dig
Favorite flower - Gerber Daisies
Wind chime

sustainablemum

I'd like to grow more flowers as they always die on me :(

Dealing with deer . . . OR . . . Dealing with drought, err neither, no deer where I live and it is one of the wettest part of the UK......dealing with unpredictable and often cold summers and a very short growing season

Shady garden . . . OR . . . Sunny garden, sun what is that? Shady from cloud here

I take my houseplants outside . . . OR . . . I leave my houseplants inside, if I took my houseplants outside they would die of shock they are most definitely inside plants.

Dirt under my nails

Interesting foliage

I'd rather weed

Favorite flower . . . OR . . . Can't pick just one, tulip when the mice have not eaten the bulbs first

Wind chime, homemade from bits of old plumbing pipes, washers and anything else husband could find in the workshop ;)

Great fun as always, I do love these posts!

Jane

I'd like to grow more flowers . . . OR . . . I'd like to grow more vegetables - Both

Dealing with deer . . . OR . . . Dealing with drought - drought

Shady garden . . . OR . . . Sunny garden - Sunny

I take my houseplants outside . . . OR . . . I leave my houseplants inside - What houseplants?

Summer manicure . . . OR . . . Dirt under my nails - definitely dirt

Interesting foliage . . . OR . . . Bright blooms - bright blooms

I'd rather dig . . . OR . . . I'd rather weed - weed, digging is hard on my back

Favorite flower . . . OR . . . Can't pick just one - all of the flowers

Garden gnome . . . OR . . . Wind chime - wind chime

Thanks for the fun. It takes all kind of gardeners to inspire beauty in this world.

Carole

I'd like to grow more flowers
Dealing with drought (and bunnies)
Sunny garden
I take my houseplants outside
Summer manicure (I wear gloves to protect it)
Interesting foliage . . . OR . . . Bright blooms . . . Both! I love coleus and rex begonias but also flowers
I'd rather dig
Favorite flower . . . can I do it by season? Spring daffodils, summer zinnias, fall dahlias
Wind chime

Sue

I'd like to do both but don't have the time or stamina so I will choose flowers!

Dealing with drought

Sunny garden

I leave my houseplants inside

Dirt under my nails

Bright blooms

I'd rather dig

Can't pick just one but hydrangeas, peonies, daisies, and tulips are high on the list

Wind chime

Helen Mathey-Horn

Flowers!!!
Drought (no deer in town here)
Houseplants out (on the porch)
Dirt under nails
Toss up on interesting foliage vs bright blooms but I love some blooms!
dig/weed (can someone else do it now?)
Favorite flower????I can't pick just one. I have some I hate (not necessarily weeds)
WIND CHIMES (ahem, I have a really good 'tuned' one)

Margene

Late to the party but I'm here!
FLOWERS
Um, do I HAVE to pick one?
Sunny
Inside
Dirt
Both
Dig
All of them
chimes-all.the.way!

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