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I and Pat went to Garden Works to have breakfast in the garden cafe. After the breakfast, we went to the nursery section for a walk among the green plants. Pat said I am not compassionate to animals and plants. It is true that I never own any pets or grow any plants, but I don’t hate animal or plants per se. It is just that I don’t see the benefit of owning one. It takes time and trouble to take care of them and you get nothing in return.

Some people say there are intangible rewards in your heart, but those are just self fulfilling wishful thinking. Some other people like to have a beautiful garden that looks great among their neighbors, but they just commit the sin of pride. Why would people be so proud of a useless garden? Moreover, I don’t think flowers are beautiful at all and I am allergic to most of them anyways. For a long time, I think gardening is just a waste of time.

Well, I know was wrong when I see the vegetable aisles. Gardening could be very rewarding, if you grow the right plants. What is more rewarding than growing some vegetable you can eat? Everything has a first time, today I planted my first vegetable, two cucumber and an eggplant. First I cleaned up the weed and moses in the front yard. Then I realized the front yard don’t have enough soil. I drove all the way back to Garden works to buy more soil. It took me almost an hour and half to transplant the baby vegetable plant to my garden. Now, I just have to remember water the plants once a while. If the plants do die, hopefully I can taste my own vegetable in a few months.


There are some nasty weed growing in the drive way of Pat’s house. They grow so big that some really long branch with thorns are hanging over the drive way. Everything I drive by, the branch will touch my car and make some very unpleasing sound, although I haven’t notice any scratch so far. Tonight after I walked Charlie, I finally can’t stand the weeds anymore. I went into the garage and take out the big scissors. I chop off every branches I could find. Unfortunately due to the body of the plant is hidden behind some berry bushes, I couldn’t kill its root. Some of the branch has flower buds on it, I wonder what kind of flower would that be. I couldn’t pick up the branch with bare hand since it will poke my fingers. I have to wait a few days until the branches dry up then I can easily fold them into the bag. What’s the use of this kind of weed to human and to the nature? Someone should genetic modify this plant to make a new release to fix up the problems.