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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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Comment by BarbaraSATX on May 9, 2014 at 3:19pm

Joan, oh gosh I hope it 'bullies' its way completely around my pavers and throughout the whole area.  The little green leaves look so innocent at this point.:) We'll see how it feels after hot direct sun and 100 temps. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 9, 2014 at 1:46pm

Randal, the beauty of the desert can be astonishing. When we got orders for El Paso, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, I cried. All I could remember was driving through on our west to east journey across the southern tier of the USA and seeing the drab, dirty, shabby, dry place that looked like hell. It took only a month or so to realize what a beautiful place the desert can be. I turned my garden into an incredibly lovely patch of Earth. Don took photos from a plane trip over the housing area and our garden stood out like a green oasis in the desert.

We had pet horned toads, well they weren't pets, really, just happy members of my little patch. We had a jumping spider that provided entertainment by waving at us as we worked in the kitchen. There was a vinegaroon that lived in our woodpile and looked like it could kill an elephant. A snake lived there, too, and took care of lots of insects. A mocking bird lived in the tree fort my kids built and enjoyed the fort as much as the kids. 

That little patch of Earth turned out to be a place full of wonder. 

Vinegaroon, a stock photo

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 9, 2014 at 1:31pm

Barbara, do keep me informed on how you like Dichondra. I have some reservations because of it possibly being a bully. There are spots where being a bully is not a problem, so I will keep this in mind. Thanks for the information. 

Comment by BarbaraSATX on May 9, 2014 at 9:04am

Sentient ... your radishes look like they are on sterioids :) You are a gardening inspiration.

Randall ... we were suppose to have thunderstorms yesterday and today. We got zero in my area ... I gave up at 9:00 last night and watered. 

Lovely pics guys!

Comment by Randall Smith on May 9, 2014 at 7:48am

Just thought I'd throw in a desert "garden" photo from last week. I'm currently waiting for some rain the weathermen predicted.

Comment by king on May 8, 2014 at 8:37pm

dont look like a carrot to me more like a sausage 

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 8, 2014 at 8:18pm

Some fresh radishes today.  This variety is "Cincinnati Market".  They look like a red carrot, but the flavor is all radish.  Spicy and crisp.  Pulled today.  I like these for the novelty.  Also, by growing long like a carrot, you get more radish per area of garden.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 8, 2014 at 6:02pm

Right click where you want the picture.  click on the icon to the right of "LINK" above.  Then an "ADD IMAGE BOX" will pop-up with a couple of options.  I usually "Choose File" "FROM MY COMPUTER" & from my "Desktop", where I've previously placed it.

Comment by k.h. ky on May 8, 2014 at 5:35pm
My pink honeysuckle is in full bloom, if I knew how to post a picture l would. And the snowball bush and one of the clematis. The clematis started out a beautiful robins egg blue, with pink edging, but has turned purple over the last three years. Almost any blue flowers, and some white ones, turn purple. I think my soil is to alkaline.
Comment by BarbaraSATX on May 8, 2014 at 10:59am

Joan, I'm putting in Dichondra.  Originally wanted wooly thyme but couldn't find any locally and too much in a hurry to order online. Stopped by Home Depot this a.m. and got two more packages. And I'll take your advice Randall.  A planting I go ...

 

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