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: 170
Latest Activity: yesterday

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 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

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

Permaculture Concept. Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 6, 2014. 2 Replies

My south garden 1993 & 2013

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Dec 1, 2014. 1 Reply

Permaculture, Ben Falk

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 30, 2014. 0 Replies

Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16, 2014. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 8, 2014. 21 Replies

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Comment by Annie Thomas on May 11, 2012 at 8:07am

Dallas-  Is that your Mexican petunia growing so nicely?  I planted some a few years ago, and it isn't doing too well.  It looks healthy and flowers, but just never spread.  I'm guessing it doesn't get enough sun where it is.

The black bamboo is gorgeous.  They sell it at our local botanical garden (they have a bamboo sale every year).  I'll have to check it out and make sure it's a clumping variety.

I'm really enjoying all of your photos.

Comment by Steph S. on May 10, 2012 at 11:27pm
Joan .. Great website!
Dallas those are great photos!
Glad you guys figured it out! Awesome!
Comment by A Former Member on May 10, 2012 at 11:26pm

Here's one thing I'd really love to have: Black bamboo

 

Comment by A Former Member on May 10, 2012 at 11:22pm

Joan, based on those comments, it looks like I made a good decision at the store. It's hardy and native to Texas, and should come back next spring.

 

Funny I should have picked a petunia, cuz one year when I was in a different apartment, I planted Mexican petunia. It spreads like wildifire, never ever wilts in the summer heat, and has wonderful dark green, swordshaped leaves. It is still there after all this time--about 12 years I think.

 

It clumps nicely, grows to a nice heigth, and basically maintains itself. However, like this new plant, the flowers are short-lived. Some of the (older?) breeds have very vivid flowers, but the one I bought back then was mid-toned, between vivid and pastel.

 

Here are some pictures of the Mexican petunia:

 

Comment by A Former Member on May 10, 2012 at 11:13pm

Steph, I think we got it: ruellia humilis

 

Joan, thanks for the link. I'll check it out now.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 10, 2012 at 10:40pm

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/708/

PlantFiles: Wild Petunia, Ruellia humilis

Daven's Garden has a helpful "Pro" and "Con" section for each plant. 

Comment by Steph S. on May 10, 2012 at 10:20pm

I would love to read about those topics you mention Sentient about the chickens (wasn't I a member?  ....I think I remember that group) and homesteading too.

Pretty flower Dallas .. I have a field guide to plants that I could look that up. I just need to locate it. In my plant class we would key out the plants to determine the name. That was a task!

Comment by Daniel W on May 10, 2012 at 10:14pm

Eintob, there is no homesteading group - I do think discussions on that topic would be good in this group too.  I once tried to start a chicken raising group but there were only about 3 people on nexus at the time who were interested.  So there are some chicken discussions here.  I'll comment on one to bring it forward.

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Dallas I don't know WHAT that flower is, but it's very pretty.  Really nice.

Comment by Michael R Mills on May 10, 2012 at 9:20pm

I knew I didn't find an exact match - but I was hoping that the ruellia I posted would get you on the right track. And yep - the humilis looks like it.

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.

 

 

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