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Godless in the garden

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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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Compost

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Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

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Sugar Baby

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Evans Bali cherry

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Asparagus

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Comment by Sentient Biped on July 28, 2014 at 11:52pm
Patricia that is gardening at its finest!

Barbara, its becoming like the expression "give a man a hammer and he starts looking everywhere for nails". Now I'm thinking what else can I try to graft? That 40 variety tree is beautiful!

I may try adding some peaches to a plum. I think they are compatible. And an apricot. I have the sources for those.

This winter I tried whip snd tongue grafting several varieties of lilac. Only one took. Whereas all of the apples and pears grew successfully that way. Maybe I should try bud grafting several lilac varieties onto one shrub. The worst that can happen. is they dont take.
Comment by Patricia on July 28, 2014 at 10:28pm

Everything is deeee-lish-uss!!! My husband is most pleased with the turnout this year. Melons & tomatoes are coming along too. Cukes not so much.

Comment by BarbaraSATX on July 28, 2014 at 10:27pm

Daniel, this has to be grafting at its max.

 http://twistedsifter.com/2014/07/this-tree-bears-40-different-fruits/

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 28, 2014 at 10:07pm

Patricia, your photos just dazzle! So very pretty, and I admire the fine gardener in your family! The photographer performs beautifully, too. The green peppers look as though they are nicely sweet. Everything looks healthy!

Daniel, happy to learn your bees are healthy and doing their job. I like your description of the plants you provide for them.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 28, 2014 at 9:58pm

My Monarda is so pretty now; covered with many hummingbirds and bees. I sat out there this morning and just soaked in all the life in the garden, happy to be back home and with many memories to carry me along as I putter. This is a scene of my Monarda taken on July 20, 2014:
"Monarda, also known as Bee Balm, Horsemint and Bergamot, is a colorful perennial that is native to North America. It caught the eyes of early settlers in the Colonial days and since then has been hybridized to include a great variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, making Bee Balm a must-have in any perennial garden."

A Showy, Native Perennial: Bee Balm

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 28, 2014 at 8:16pm

Randy, is your corn developed enough to pick? 

Spud, interesting question. I hope someone has answers. 

Paricia, beautiful harvest! They look healthy, disease and insect free.

I was in my garden this morning, bright and early, in my robe and slippers, the first since arriving back home. A HUGE bumble bee embraced my robe sleeve and was so pretty, i just watched it's actions. Finding no food, it quickly left for a pretty cluster of flowers nearby. 

Comment by Patricia on July 28, 2014 at 6:45pm

Clusters of grape....uh......peppers.

Comment by Patricia on July 28, 2014 at 6:43pm

Pole beans, broccoli, cauliflower, peas.

Comment by Patricia on July 28, 2014 at 3:33pm

Thanks Daniel.

I'm glad peppers freeze well because this year they are clustered like very large grapes! I have to go to town now, but will try for a photo later.

Comment by Sentient Biped on July 28, 2014 at 3:21pm
Spud maybe the bees time some of their pollinating at times you are not out there? Or there are also some of the tiny native bees. There are some here.

They seem to have phases or fads. Last year they obsessed over oregano. I planted more but this year I dont see them there. They do love the borage and clover.

That rainbow sounds nice.

Randall, my theory is the more bee forage I plant, the more of them can flourish. So I am always thinking about what more to plant for them.

Patricia you have me planning already for next year!
 

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