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.
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.

Discussion Forum

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 February 6, 2014 at 6:55pm

View from my front door today. How do the rest of you manage? And how did I manage living in Chicago, and colder parts of Illinois, and Indiana? I am not so tough as I was.

What gods do I have to pray to, to bring Spring?

Those poor folks in California. Big drought. And those poor folks back East. Snow cold snow cold. Brrrrr.

Another orchid is about to bloom. Will post when the flowers open.

Comment by Sentient Biped on February 6, 2014 at 8:57am
Cold snap this week into high teens or low 20s. Could so use a lasting spring now! But cant complain. So many have much much greater challenges.
Comment by Sentient Biped on February 6, 2014 at 8:55am
"sold" not "spld". damn clumsy fingers.
Comment by Sentient Biped on February 6, 2014 at 8:54am
Randall that nectarine is awesome! Peaches here are limited by often-debilitating peach leaf curl disease. The bloom like crazy then the leaves curl and turn red, then brown, and all fall off along with the peaches. I now have some that are spld as leaf curl resistant. This could be the year I find out. We often get frosts after they bloom which also doesnt help. I love fresh peaches.
Comment by Randall Smith on February 6, 2014 at 8:05am

I like a wide variety of trees in my yard, but enjoy the nut and fruit trees the most. Not only do I benefit from the fruit, but I love the blossoms--colors and fragrance! And Joan is right, the people that buy my house will appreciate the fruit trees. I think they add to the value of the property too. Here's a photo (I hope) of my loaded nectarine tree.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 5, 2014 at 7:03pm

I like the colors in that garden Joan.

Comment by Sentient Biped on February 5, 2014 at 2:03pm
Josn that's beautiful!
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 5, 2014 at 1:18pm

Oh! Isn't this a pretty garden design!

Sally's garden in Maryland, in winter

Comment by Sentient Biped on February 5, 2014 at 12:47pm
Joan, 2 years ago I planted 4 european Linden, one American Linden. Last year I added a sourwood. Also 2 more map,es added in 2012. Plus a lot of shrubs for the pollinating insects, especially bees.

I hope neighbors drive by snd ask. Sometimes they do. I proselytise about pollinating insects and not using pesticides, at every opportunity!
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 5, 2014 at 12:20pm

Daniel, great news that you are getting a batch of bees. With all the new plants and blossoms coming onto your place, let's hope the bees stay home to forage. 

This pesticide business is really an important one to manage. The general public doesn't realize the effects on bees and natural processes and public education is key. 

We are never too old to plant a tree. After all, a gardener doesn't only garden for his/her own benefit but for those coming after us. Would it not be grand, on the final year of one's existence on Earth, to plant a whole orchard, or a bower. Sure, it can be cut down in seconds, but what the heck, we won't be around to see it happen, I hope, and we can imagine a whole lot of celebrations under those leaves.

 

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