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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: 169
Latest Activity: 8 minutes 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 sort of alphabetical order:
Aging.  Gardening with an older body.
bees.  insectary.  insectsbee gardening. Beneficial insects.  insects drive evolution

Compost.  herecontaminated compost.

Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.

Edible yard.  here  urban farmfront yards.
Growing Fruits

Folklore.

Fragrance and Scenthere.
Fruit growing.  in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.
Frugal gardening.  labels.

Gardening for future generations.  also permaculture, trees, historic varieties, soil

Hegelkultur here, here, here

Heritage and historic varieties.   heresources

locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.

Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.

PeppersHot peppers.

Permaculture MollisonFalk  Liu, Joan's IntroTransformation in 90 days, Perm Principles at work. Food forest, Holzer

Potatoes.  here.

Rooftop gardening.  here

Seed starting. starting spring crops.

Scientific Gardening.   The Informed Gardener.  The truth about garden remedies.

Soil and soil building - healthy soil microbes, mycelium, dirt is everything, soil analysissoil pH.
Squirrels.

Synergies.

Tomatoes.  Myths and truths

Trees.  Tree tunnels.  Ancient tree planting. Plant commemorative trees

Discussion Forum

Stressed Bees

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Feb 12. 2 Replies

Permaculture U. of Mass

Started by Joan Denoo Jan 16. 0 Replies

"All I want for christmas is....."

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Larry Dec 26, 2014. 8 Replies

Gardening in central Texas "pan" soil

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Dec 25, 2014. 3 Replies

An Old Lady's Hugelkultur Bed

Started by Barbara Livingston. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 10, 2014. 3 Replies

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Comment by Randall Smith 8 minutes ago

This could be the second year in a row I'll have little or no fruit crop, esp. peaches (and relative nectarines and almonds). I've observed over the years (and it's been substantuated) that below freezing temperatures radically affect the summer crop. And this has been another horrifically cold winter.

Usually by now, I have my garden all plotted out on paper. Nada. We need to have a warm spell to get my juices flowing. This is maddening.

Comment by Daniel W 22 hours ago

Bertold - true. 

Barbara - hope you are well!

Randy - Your bees must be very happy!  My Asian persimmon is 7 foot tall now - time will tell if it has a few flowers this year.  The new addition is a "Yates" persimmon, a Dyospyros virginiana cultivar, also called "Juhl",  originally from Indiana, reported as not needing a male pollinator.  At 18 inches tall, I'm not expecting much for a long time.  Your linden probably gives many pounds of nectar.

This is info about Chinese Haw - and fruit.  I'm curious if it will bloom this year.  It's about 5 foot tall, 2 years old.  Should be similar flowers to the regular hawthorns, and I hope, of course, the bees like them.

Comment by Idaho Spud 22 hours ago

Attractive Trillium Bertold.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan 23 hours ago

@Daniel - I'm beginning to have trepidation you're trying to transact a treacly trend transcending tradition.

Comment by Randall Smith 23 hours ago

Lovely trillium, Bertold! All I have is a sea of white.

Daniel, I have a couple of hawthorne trees, too. The squirrels like the berries. I suppose the bees do, too. With my one Linden tree, plus the persimmon and other fruit trees, bees have much to choose from.

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

@Barbara Livingston, I haven't seen your name for a while and I hope all is well with you. I have been a bit busy, so may have missed any posts from you. 

Comment by Daniel W yesterday
That trillium is truly a triumphant treasue!

Joan my 2nd beehive is just like the first. Im now working on a third one, a different type I hope I can manage better. The new one is called a Warre hive, vertical where the others are horizontal.

They do love the hawthorns. We have a Chinese Hawthorn which I hope will have a few flowers this year, and a weedy hawthorne row by a creek. My main efforts at bee forage trees were the 4 Tilia cordata / littleleaf linden, one Tilia americana / American linden, 3 new maples, a sourwood, and the fruit trees. Sounds like I am obsessed. The American linden grew like crazy last year, and had a few flowers, so maybe more this year. The littleleaf lindens also put on some good growth but I dont know if they are ready to bloom.
Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

Daniel, did you build your second hive? I remember how pretty your first hive was but I can't remember to appearance of the second hive. When the wind blew over my Washington Hawthorn a couple of years ago, I have nothing in the garden that attracts bees like it did. I'll have to do something about that this year. 

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

Bertold, a lovelier sight I cannot imagine. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan yesterday

First trillium up. Always a favorite sign of spring!

 

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