Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

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


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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?
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 Joan Denoo on April 22, 2012 at 11:33pm


Another bit of information about re-growing celery. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2012 at 11:31pm


Re-rooting celery ... sorry it is god in the garden, but the information about celery is what we are after. 


Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2012 at 11:20pm

Nerdless, probably, you would have a better chance of saving it by putting it in a saucer of water. I have never done celery, but carrots can be cut, put in a saucer of water, grow some roots and then put in the garden. They usually grow. Celery should do the same thing. I'll have to get out my old Cub Scout and Campfire Girls leaders' manual to see ... now, where did I store them? My children are 49 years old this year. It has been a while. 

Comment by Nerdlass on April 22, 2012 at 10:44pm

Celery.... So, I heard that if you cut the base from the stalks and replant it, you have a good chance of growing more celery stalks... So a friend of mine and I are doing just that. We didn't have time last night to do it, so he had me ziplock the celery and put it in the fridge. Something worries me, though... I think his settings are a bit too cold and that ice crystals could form into the celery stalk bits. Does anyone know if it will damage the growth ability of the plant itself to replenish itself?

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2012 at 9:28pm

Annie, I just checked with Dave's Garden, my favorite guide, 


He reports USDA Zones 8-11. I have a wonderful plant source here in town and will ask him for a suggestion for something this lovely. Keeping my fingers crossed. 

Comment by Annie Thomas on April 22, 2012 at 8:49pm

Oh my goodness!  I got goosebumps from the photo with Mt. Hood in the background.  Gorgeous!  Looks like the perfect spot for a picnic.

As for the gloriosa lily, I think it will grow almost anywhere.  Here in Florida, we don't have to dig up the tubers in the winter, but in colder climates it sounds as though you treat them similar to tulips.

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 22, 2012 at 4:47pm

Annie, beautiful flower!  I've only seen those in pictures!  Your description of your fruit trees is great.  If my climate permitted I would add tropicals too!


Today we went on a drive to look at the apple blossoms at Hood River Oregon, named for the obvious proximity to Mt. Hood.  Very few people there  - which I liked.


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


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!


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