Godless in the garden

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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 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.

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 13, 2014 at 8:56am

Joan, those pandas are beautiful!

We have some chionodoxa.  They came in with some transplants.  Every year they spread a little more.  The leaves are like grass, and they die down in summer.  Very pretty.

I'll have a hot cocoa in your honor.

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 13, 2014 at 8:50am

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 13, 2014 at 8:16am

Patricia, thanks for the panda cam shortcut.  I have it in my "Entertainment" folder.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 13, 2014 at 7:08am

Looks like everybody is busy as bees (with Daniel acting like one)! I'm impressed.

Yes, Spud, I remember the day I had two truck loads of sand dumped in my clay-ish garden. Spreading it is hard work. 

Joan, I'm so happy for you to be feeling good enough to spend so much time in the garden. It appears all you "westerners" are far ahead of me in blooming and growth. But my gooseberry and blueberry plants are budding nicely. What a relief (after this winter)!

I'd swear, Joan, that all those pandas were fake! Amazing.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 13, 2014 at 1:24am

Patricia! That is a great panda cam. They are so cute. Thanks. 

Spud, you had quite a challenge with that pile of sand ... heavy! It should do the job for you, and be worth the effort. Keep those photos coming of your wonderful garden. 

Daniel, looking forward to learning how your grafts turn out and how our orchard produces. Wonderful projects. 

I like the image of you tending to pollinating blossoms. I wonder if the flowers notice the difference? No, they just want the pollen any way it comes ... whether by bee or brush. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 13, 2014 at 12:14am

I spent two very special hours in the garden today; worked on the second rose bush. This one had a lot of winter-kill. It should survive and I will give it special attention this fall in preparation for winter.

Rain chased me in, with huge fluffy white clouds mixed with the black monstrous ones that look as tho they come out of a gothic painting.  Mix that all up with bright blue sky, moments of warm sun and then a shower passes through. Chilly, windy, calls for a hot cup of cocoa after putting my tools away. 

The star magnolia is in full bloom now. So is the Easter Rose, otherwise known as Helleborus. The color of pale cream with just a hint of pink gives a nice image as it rises above the wreckage of last years' dead leaves.

Starry eyes, with their eager naturalizing of my west garden gives promise of some more blues coming along soon.  

"Chionodoxa forbesii - Glory-of-the-Snow is easy to grow bulb that naturalizes quite well. It has short-stemmed starry blue flowers with white centers (in early spring) over green foliage. This native of Turkey is deer resistant and a good choice for planting under deciduous trees in a woodland garden. Chionodoxa forbesii grows 4-8″ tall and is hardy to zone 3."

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