Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

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


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

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Welcome to Eden!

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 A Former Member on May 10, 2012 at 8:00pm

Here's another pic of the ruellia humilis. I do think this is it.


Comment by A Former Member on May 10, 2012 at 7:47pm

I think you found it. The flowers there a little lighter, but they have the same dark line down the middle, and they aren't growing in clusters. I think this is it. Thanks. : )

Comment by o on May 10, 2012 at 7:42pm

Some of the pictures of ruellia humilis look like they have fuzzy leaves:

Comment by A Former Member on May 10, 2012 at 7:24pm

Here is a closer pic.


Comment by A Former Member on May 10, 2012 at 7:21pm

Okay, I looked at the pics, and I'll have to say no on all of those, unless it is a variation of the species. The ruellia seem to flower in clusters, while this one does not. They also have a light stem down the middle, while my plant has solid green leaves.


It's also not the vinca minor, as that either resembles or is asian jasmine. Those leaves are too glossy and rigid, while my plant has soft, plush (slightly hairy) leaves. I don't think it's the 4 o'clock either, as those look too fancy.


Someone on another site suggested African violet, but all of those have scalloped or jadded-edged leaves, while my plant doesn't. So none of these match just perfectly, though all are somewhat similar.

Comment by Michael R Mills on May 10, 2012 at 6:36pm
Comment by Michael R Mills on May 10, 2012 at 6:19pm

I've started looking for it in Flora - this may take awhile.

It's neither vinca or 4 o'clock

Comment by o on May 10, 2012 at 5:25pm

That looks like vinca minor to me.

I've been enjoying all the conversation lately.  I just  got my garden planted a bit late a couple weeks ago.  I'm in So. AZ so it sounds like most of you are dealing with completely different issues than I am.  I also have a couple dairy goats and am looking forward to getting some laying hens come fall.  Is there a "homesteading" kind of group on AN?

Comment by Annie Thomas on May 10, 2012 at 5:21pm

Dallas Gaytheist- are they a type of four o'clock flowers?  I know there are several varieties.

Comment by A Former Member on May 10, 2012 at 4:56pm

This didn't have a name when I bought it, but the young woman said that it was a tibouchina. Well, it sort of resembles that, when I search for tibouchina images online I cannot find one that matches. Most seem to be shrubs or trees, but this is more like a ground cover. I'm using it in a hanging basket. The flowers open in the morning and drop off by 5 PM or so. Kind of resembles a morning glory flower. Can anyone name it?



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