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Godless in the garden

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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!

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Squirrels.
bees.
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An Old Lady's Hugelkultur Bed

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

Permaculture Concept. Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 6. 2 Replies

My south garden 1993 & 2013

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Permaculture, Ben Falk

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Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 8. 21 Replies

Design with Nature

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 6. 0 Replies

Sepp Holzer´s Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Nov 6. 1 Reply

Permaculture, John D. Liu

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Comment by Annie Thomas on April 22, 2012 at 1:51pm

Joan- 

It will continuously bloom for about a month... I think (I will have to pay better attention this year, as it might bloom for longer).  They grow on a climbing vine that benefits from a trellis or fence near by.  In the photo, you can faintly see a yellow string in the back.  I put a few garden stakes around them this year, then wove the twine from stake to stake to make a support web for them.  Right now the patch has about 50 flowers blooming! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2012 at 1:37pm

Annie, this lily is just splendid. How long does it stay in bloom? 

Comment by Annie Thomas on April 22, 2012 at 12:00pm

And here is a lovely gloriosa lily!  Forgive me if I've posted a pic of this flower last year, but they are so beautiful that after many years I still get so excited when they bloom.  This shot was taken this morning, when it was still wet from the night's much needed rain.  I always refer to these as the porn stars of the garden, as they are not at all bashful about their reproductive organs. ;-)  They have prehensile leaves that grab onto whatever they can... gloriosa is the perfect name!

Comment by Annie Thomas on April 22, 2012 at 11:56am

I am trying to diversify.  We have two well established honey murcott mandarin trees, two kumquats, and four loquats.  Less established (and still needing great care) are a pomegranate, a blood orange, a white peach and a dozen blueberry bushes of mixed variety.  We had a frost-resistant avocado tree that my husband and I babied and covered every chance of a frost, but sadly, it was taken out by a limb that fell on it during a lightning storm last year.  Yes... I cried over it. ;-)  I do a vegetable garden every year, but find it exhausting to constantly be fighting the droughts and the pests.  Pouring energy into establishing trees seems much more productive in the long run!

Comment by Daniel W on April 22, 2012 at 10:58am

Annie T - It would be wonderful to grow mangos, avocados, bananas, pomegranates, cherimoyas, lemons, mandarins, limes...  each area has some choices!  I've been growing a Meyer lemon in a container but it's a lot of effort for a couple of lemons a year!

Joan, hang in there!  The anticipation is part of the joy!

Steph - I need to get the hummingbird feeder out soon!  They are the most fun!

Dallas, I'm about as Hollywood as...  I don't know what!  Not very!  There is a Hollywood district in Portland, but it's not very flashy. 

Comment by Steph S. on April 22, 2012 at 12:17am

I would love to sit in your garden and watch the birds Sentient. Just breathtaking.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2012 at 12:01am

These photos of your garden are beautiful and holding promise of some wonderful tastes later on. Your garden is very far ahead of mine. Not o sign of color in the tulips, although the buds are huge this year. Do you freeze or can or dry your fruit? Delicious!

Comment by Annie Thomas on April 21, 2012 at 11:03pm

Sentient-

Your fruit trees look so good!  I'm envious of you being in an area where apples and cherries grow well.  I'm in Florida, so I have no choice but to have citrus is my specialty. ;-)

Comment by A Former Member on April 21, 2012 at 10:02pm

I'm gonna start calling you Hollywood!

 

Hey, Hollywood, whud up?

Comment by Steph S. on April 21, 2012 at 9:41pm
Lovely photos Sentient!
 

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