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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.
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Squirrels.
bees.
Cheap gardening.

Scientific Gardening.   The Informed Gardener.  The truth about garden remedies.
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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Compost

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky on Monday. 8 Replies

Potatoes. Growing the perfect food.

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Sentient Biped Oct 11. 12 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sky God Oct 10. 3 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 10. 9 Replies

Insectary

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Annie Thomas Oct 3. 10 Replies

Bunga Bakawali or Tan Hua (Epiphyllum oxypetallum)

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 21. 13 Replies

"Healthy Soil Microbes / Healthy People"

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 20. 26 Replies

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Comment by Sentient Biped on June 13, 2012 at 2:14pm

Joan, I"m sure you are right about the balloon flower!  It's quite pretty.  If I get a chance I'll save seeds.  I have no idea how it got there - none that I can see around the neighborhood. There are also some very pretty wild geraniums in the yard, which I intentionally leave alone.

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That's a great idea about how to pull weeds!

Comment by Michael R Mills on June 13, 2012 at 1:39pm

I doubt anything will crowd out the Bishopweed - I had to fight that in my UK garden, after a previous gardener had planted it in the rockery.

It was a losing battle.

Comment by Sentient Biped on June 13, 2012 at 1:20pm

That's interesting.  It's almost myositis - muscle inflammation.  They keep spreading and they grow fast.  It will be interesting to see if they crowd out the bishopweed which is my worst invasive weed.  Well, that and scilla.

Comment by Michael R Mills on June 13, 2012 at 1:10pm

Had my neighbors laughing all day.

Comment by Sentient Biped on June 13, 2012 at 1:06pm

Michael, that Jeans planter is hilarious!

Comment by Michael R Mills on June 13, 2012 at 11:14am

The blue ones are Forget Me Nots - myosotis

Comment by Michael R Mills on June 13, 2012 at 11:12am
Comment by Michael R Mills on June 13, 2012 at 11:10am

I'm thinking it's Campanula - it looks a lot like Grandiflora alba

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 13, 2012 at 12:26am

The white flower reminds me of Balloon Flower (Platycodon). Most have five petals, but some have more. 

Platycodon Balloon Flower ...

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 13, 2012 at 12:05am

Your Rose Mallow looks a tiny bit like my white Mallow. I bought one plant years ago and it comes up all over the garden by seed. I use a deep root water tool to help pull out very deep roots. The water tool is actually a fertilizer metal tube that forces water and fertilizer into the deep soil. I use it to loosen deep rooted plants. Mallow is very pretty and I keep the ones that seem to be in the right places and pull all the rest. Mallow root is used to make marshmallows. 

Mine looks a little like this one. It is the best tool in my shed, next to my hoe, shovel, rake ... OK so it isn't my best tool but I sure like it when pulling weeds. 

 

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