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Welcome to GardenGay.com, the happiest gardening blog on the web. Being in the garden is my happy place and I'd love to share all my gardening knowledge with you! But first, we must ask ourselves, what exactly is gardening? Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture. In gardens, ornamental plants are often grown for their flowers, foliage, or overall appearance; useful plants, such as root vegetables, leaf vegetables, fruits, and herbs, are grown for consumption, for use as dyes, or medicinal or cosmetic use. Gardening ranges in scale from fruit orchards to long boulevard plantings with one or more different types of shrubs, trees, and herbaceous plants, to residential back gardens including lawns and foundation plantings, and container gardens grown inside or outside. Gardening may be very specialized, with only one type of plant grown, or involve a variety of plants in mixed plantings. It involves active participation in the growing of plants and tends to be labor-intensive, which differentiates it from farming or forestry.