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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.
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 Idaho Spud on April 16, 2014 at 5:21pm

I'm not an expert, but it seems like anything will help, with thicker things doing better.

Comment by k.h. ky on April 16, 2014 at 5:18pm
My lilacs have bloomed and my poppies, that took me over a decade to start, are setting blooms. But we're going to have a freeze tonight. Any ideas on how l can cover them? I wonder if newspaper would work?
Comment by Sentient Biped on April 16, 2014 at 5:01pm

Good to learn about asparagus hardiness.  That will benefit me too when / if I put in an asparagus bed.  It's a good idea - I think deer and rabbits are supposed to leave them alone.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 16, 2014 at 4:47pm

Today, I see my asparagus is hearty to 30 or less.  That was the low temperature this morning, and they still look good.

Perhaps the article that mentioned 33 degrees as dangerous was talking about one of the asparagus ferns.  While I was researching asparagus, I was confused for a while about asparagus ferns.  I thought they were talking about the edible asparagus when let grow into a fern-like structure, not one of the ornamental plants.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 15, 2014 at 7:31am

You know, Spud, I really don't know either. You probably didn't need to cover them, however. They're pretty hardy. Besides, even if they did freeze, more shoots would soon come up. I keep looking for mine to pop up, but the ground is still too cold. We had a hard freeze last night--with snow! Ugh.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 14, 2014 at 7:28pm

Randall, what temperature will ruin asparagus spears by freezing them?  I read somewhere that 33 F will do it, but can't find anything on it now.

I have quite a few spears now and a temperature of 27 was predicted for last night, so I covered them with plastic buckets.  The temperature got down to 25, so I probably saved them.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 14, 2014 at 7:34am

Daniel, the tulip photo looks like my bed--NOT! I have about a dozen tulips scattered about the place. Every year I think about buying more bulbs, but I don't.

We're having another cold snap, but at least things have greened up.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 13, 2014 at 10:02pm

Randall, I haven't even looked at my blueberries yet; I'll do that tomorrow. I agree with you the pandas looked fake, until I saw the film Patricia shared. I just sat and enjoyed those little rascals. I wonder why the one panda kept going back to the wet drainage spot on the concrete. He wasn't drinking. But he was very busy scooting his bottom on the damp concrete. I wonder if that is a panda's way of cleaning up after himself. 

Daniel, is that green leaf a gingko? It is a beautiful color! Glad you have room for the big stuff. Is the pink blossom from Kwanzan cherry? It looks very much like mine, but we are not anywhere near blossom stage. The chionodoxa are real treasures! They spread all over the place, probably spread by birds. I planted them in the west garden with my blue theme. It looks right at home in my red and my yellow and white beds. 

Wonderful photos of the Holland America tulip farm! The pink tulips with white frills are so pretty. Very much like the red, yellow, and a few pink tulip field. What a sight that must have been. 

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 13, 2014 at 5:42pm

Spud, thanks!

Today we went to the Holland America tulip farm in Woodland WA.  about 20 miles from here.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 13, 2014 at 9:29am

Daniel, I think those ginko buds are interesting, and the blooming cherry is very attractive.

 

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