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I have been interested in plants since I planted a childhood garden of hot peppers - which I bit into because they looked so delicious and had burnt lips for weeks!
I live in Irmo SC outside Columbia, the state capital. I own my own small business, which at times is the cause of great anxiety. Being outside and around gardening helps me to relax. I took over the grass cutting years ago from my husband. He looked at it as a chore and I look at it as entertainment! I pushed a mower around our 1/2 acre lake house lot for years, but now I have a kid cut that yard. Our other house is on a small lot in a subdivision, and I cut that with a reel mower, after dealing with several push mowers over the years, and I love it!
I am slowly building a garden on the smaller lot, which I wish to be a cottage garden. I love flowers and bright colors. I love birds and like putting in plants that provide seeds for them. I got tired of watching them fight over bird feeders. I like to see them picking around naturally for food and I provide water in a bird bath. I have gotten pretty good at attracting hummingbirds with flowers.