Godless in the garden

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Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees!  

 

Welcome  backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, beekeepers & composters!

Location: Planet Earth
Members: 165
Latest Activity: 16 hours ago

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If you like to dig in the dirt, plant & prune, grow food & flowers, or sit and watch as someone else does your landscaping, you'll find something here to discuss!

Selected topics, in no particular order:
Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.
What's your gardening style?
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Wild Parsnip - It can burn skin.
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Squirrels.
bees.
Cheap gardening.
Buy locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.
Grow lots of fruits in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.

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Comment by A Former Member on April 11, 2012 at 7:11pm

I'm surprised apples grown down that far south. What's an agarita?

Comment by Steph S. on April 11, 2012 at 7:00pm
Cool pictures Dallas .. I will check out that site.
Yes in my yard I have a variety of things .. Apple trees and pomegranates, grape vines. Agaritas, berries, etc. I also have Purple Martin houses and plants for hummingbirds with bird baths and such.
Comment by A Former Member on April 11, 2012 at 6:56pm

This site is like gardening porn: http://www.monrovia.com/

Lots of different plants and great photography.

Comment by A Former Member on April 11, 2012 at 6:46pm

Okay, I really need to get some control over myself. Today I bought Russian sage:

And a Bolivian Jew (for my shaded patio):

And a grape tomato plant:

Comment by A Former Member on April 11, 2012 at 6:46pm

Well, those are just pics I found online. Nothing I took. You have pomegranates and apple trees down in Austin?

Comment by Steph S. on April 11, 2012 at 12:02am
I'm enjoying your plant pictures Dallas. The yard has weeds now since the rain .. So I have to go and weed eat soon. I have many grape vines and pomegranates and some apple trees and blackberries. I'll have to get some pictures to post here.
Comment by A Former Member on April 10, 2012 at 11:23pm

I've been growing lemon thyme, Greek oregano, dill, and rosemary for weeks, but I got some pots on Freecycle, so I bought some Italian parsley, chives, French lavender, and some boxwood basil today (below):

 

 

Also bought a jubilee tomato plant:

 

And bought another Opuntia vestita again, since I lost mine last year:

 

And an Opuntia microdasys (bunny ears cactus). The one I got is yellow, but I prefer the white:

 

And last week I bought a Mammillaria pilcayensis:

 

 

And a green wheel sempervivium:

 

And some Coral Reef Chinese sedum:

 

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 2, 2012 at 9:21pm

Sandi, when I was a kid I used to grow carrots from the tops of grocery carrots.  I also still grow potatoes from sprouted potato eyes.  Some of those suggestions are fun for kids, but not so great for gardening - if you don't have a lot of room, it's better to grow named varieties of tomatoes.  The exception is heirloom varieties, which do grow true from saved seeds.  I didn't know about the lentils, and I LOVE lentils - wonder if they are worth the garden space?

Comment by Sandi on April 2, 2012 at 6:35am

Spring Gardening: Tomatoes, Celery and 8 Other Foods You Can Regrow From Scraps:

http://www.stylelist.com/2012/04/01/zombie-gardening-10-foods_n_139...

Comment by Sentient Biped on March 26, 2012 at 9:17pm

Dallas very cool!  We have some of those or similar in my neighborhood.  They have a Dr. Suessian look.  Weeping mulberries are sort of similar. I like them because they make edible fruit.   How about a Hydnora africana?

 

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