iGarden: The Essential Gardening Tunes

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<p>Listening to music helps me get through just about any task. I have a playlist on my ipod for work and another one for walking up the hill to school. I’m actually addicted to making mix CDs for every occasion. When I drive from New Mexico to Kansas, I make a CD with some Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline. (Country is my first choice for this particular road trip because it fits the scenery.) </p>
<p>I’ve wanted to make a gardening playlist for quite some time and I’ve finally accumulated enough songs to do so. Don’t get me wrong, I love the sound of Mother Nature but listening to some tunes will make tending to the garden a totally different experience.</p>
<p>Here is my list of songs that I would listen to while gardening. I would love to hear what songs you would add to this playlist, so please share!</p>
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<p>• <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwldn3ET53E” target=”_blank”>Simon and Garfunkel</a>, “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme” – A garden mix without this song? Are you kidding me?</p>
<p>• <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51V1VMkuyx0″ target=”_blank”>Peter Bjorn and John</a>, “Young Folks” – This song reminds me of spring and it makes me want to be outside whenever I listen to it. It has a catchy beat and it has whistling in it, too! Any song with whistling is fine by me. </p>
<p>• <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar-Z_l907DY” target=”_blank”>Booker T. and The MGs</a>, “Green Onions” – This song makes me feel like I’m on a mission. It might give you the motivation to bring your beloved herbs indoors.</p>
<p>• The Kinks, “Village Green” – This is a great tune to skip to! I could also water some plants to it. </p>
<p>• The Rolling Stones, “Sympathy for the Devil” – <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/gardening/down-to-earth-the-death-of-a-tiller.aspx”>Try tilling to this song</a>. It might give you the motivation to dig and create new garden spaces.</p>
<p>• <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu_8l7-xcFY” target=”_blank”>Ella Fitzgerald</a>, “Give Me The Simple Life” – This one goes out to <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/blogs/blog.aspx?blogid=736″>Samurai Sage</a>, a.k.a. K.C. Compton.</p>
<p>• Manu Chao, “Mi Vida” – For some reason this song makes me want to cook. Maybe it would be good for planting your culinary herb garden. </p>
<p>• <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etuszlplwpg” target=”_blank”>John Denver</a>, “Home Grown Tomatoes” – He’s right, money can’t buy home-grown tomatoes. Life is just so much better with home-grown tomatoes and this song to listen to while growing them.</p>
<p>Let me know if you have any more suggestions for my gardening mix by leaving a comment!</p>

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