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!

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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 Sentient Biped on March 3, 2013 at 3:24pm

Dominic, beautiful photos!  Paradise!

I was thinking of growing castor beans this year, but am also going to have honey bees.  I don't know if the nectar might be toxic, so won't grow them.  I also got rid of an oleander for the same reason.  Still, as you show, it's a beautiful plant!  All of your photos are awesome!

Amer, such beautiful cacti!  15 years to grow a small plant.  You have a lot of patience!

 

As for me, the air and soil temperature here is in the 40s F to 60s F.  Today I planted seeds for my 2nd vegetable raised bed, this time without a frost protecting cover - more snow peas, short rows of turnips, bok choy, Chinese cabbage, more radishes, spinach, mesclun, an heirloom lettuce called "Tennis ball".   Some scallions, including some old seeds of Evergreen Bunching onions, planted because I suspect they are not viable, but rather then throwing them away might as well give them a chance.  All of these are cold tolerant.  A row of Ixia at the end, just because. 

 

Photo from Tulipworld.com although mine were from the Fred Meyer store.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2013 at 2:26pm

Oh my goodness, Amer, these plants are beautiful! I have never seen images. You grow them? I am impressed. 

Comment by amer chohan on March 3, 2013 at 12:59pm

Yes Chris, Pelecyphoras though tiny in size are beautiful creatures, highly desired plants among collectors. it will take some 15 years to have a plant of that size. Here are some other examples

Comment by Plinius on March 3, 2013 at 12:43am

From your own garden, Amer? They're beauties! I like the tiny fernleaf patterns on the body very much.

Comment by amer chohan on March 2, 2013 at 11:44am

Pelecyphora Aselliormis

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 2, 2013 at 11:26am
Dominic, what a wonderful diversity of plants you have. I enjoy your photos so much, especially seeing your critters. Our snow is almost gone; it remains only in shaded areas. We had three days of snow last week and this week we expect to be in the 50s day and at freezing at night. The new season begins and is my favorite time of year. Thanks, you bring the growing season to me all year long.
Comment by amer chohan on February 28, 2013 at 9:50am

I liked the agression of the pigon.

Comment by Plinius on February 28, 2013 at 2:24am

Thanks Dominic!

Comment by Dominic Florio on February 27, 2013 at 11:03pm

This one will have the canary-blurry but cute:

Comment by Dominic Florio on February 27, 2013 at 10:59pm

For all you Northerners, it is spring here in Florida.  Enjoy!

Canary feeding baby flapping its wings.

 

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