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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!

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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?
Squirrels.
bees.
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 Michael R Mills on May 16, 2012 at 7:19am

Just saw those flower pots on Pinterest yesterday - it's a fun idea!

Comment by Sandi on May 16, 2012 at 6:39am

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 15, 2012 at 1:52am

 Black bugbane are beautiful! I've never had one; do they have any disease or pest problems? I like the design idea of purples and blacks and silver/blue color combinations. That is a great idea. And somewhere in the garden a white combination for night wanderings. 

The Bloodgood maple is pretty and I have not seen it before. You guys have such great plants. Great ideas. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 15, 2012 at 1:41am

Dallas, thank you, I do know how to make Hollendaise sauce. Tomorrow night's dinner salad. 

Comment by A Former Member on May 14, 2012 at 10:37pm

Black bugbane, I think, is Black Cohosh.  It's used to treat menopausal symptoms.

 

Just what I need then. Yes, an image search for cohosh does bring up that same plant. The way those flowers stick up and out like that is so elegant.

 

I like plants with black or maroon leaf color, and have several in my yard, including a Bloodgood maple.

 

Oh, so do I. Love purples and blacks. I always thought it'd be really cool to do a garden of nothing but purple/blacks and the silver/blue leaved plants all mixed together. With black flowers, like the black pansies or black tulips.

 

I looked up that bloodgood maple. That's just gorgeous. Japanese maples are the best. So beautiful. Oen nursury here has a little outbuilding with a covered patio and a pond with a bridge in front -- just a little ol' thing. But they have this Japanese maple planted there that's got a lot of little fine, almost feathery, light lime green leaves. It almost looks like a giant green puff ball just floating above the water.

 

Recently in Tx they've started selling black mondo grass, but it's very expensive. $12.99 for a 6" pot, and it's a slow grower. Here's a pic:

 

 

 

 

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 14, 2012 at 10:26pm

MRM, by the way, thanks for commenting, and welcome!

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 14, 2012 at 10:18pm

MRM, I don't worry about it at all.  I save up the crushed shells, and spread them all over the place.  Wild guess, I've probably spread 20 pounds of eggshell in my yard and in the compost in the past 5 years.

Comment by Michael R Mills on May 14, 2012 at 9:59pm

Temperatures for compost - http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/compost/fundamentals/needs_temperature.htm

Temperature that kills salmonella - http://www.onlinemedicinetips.com/disease/s/salmonella/Cooking-Temp...

So a compost should be allowed to reach about 150/60 degrees, while salmonella is killed at 140.

Comment by Michael R Mills on May 14, 2012 at 9:53pm

I would think that the heat generated in a compost heap would kill any salmonella and if anyone is still worried that it wouldn't kill the germ, then a good rinse in hot water should take care of it. I also crush the shells well before adding.

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 14, 2012 at 9:01pm

I would not let the risk of 1 out of 20,000 eggs containing salmonella keep me from using them in compost.  Especially if there are only a few in that amazingly rare egg, and it takes many more than that to get salmonella.  I bet there is more salmonella than that in many sources of food.*

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Black bugbane, I think, is Black Cohosh.  It's used to treat menopausal symptoms.  I like plants with black or maroon leaf color, and have several in my yard, including a Bloodgood maple.

 

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