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 May 15, 2014 at 7:11pm

This is Edith Wolford, hybridized in 1986. Not much scent but I like the color combination and flower form.

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 15, 2014 at 7:10pm
This is a modern, small, early variety. You almost need to be on hands and knees to smell it, but there is a very sweet fragrance.

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 15, 2014 at 7:08pm

This is a view of the bearded iris beds. Most are historic varieties, from 1500 to mid 20th century. A handful are modern.

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 15, 2014 at 7:07pm
Some of the bearded irises I grow. Last year I over-coddled them and as a result, I think, lost some due to disease. Even so, irises are tough and there was some nice bloom.

This is an old historic variety, Loreley, from 1909. Small, fragrant.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 15, 2014 at 2:31pm

I've never eaten a morel mushroom.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 15, 2014 at 2:28pm

I did some more hauling with the Gorilla cart today.  It did a reasonable job, but it did tip over once because of only a slight bump, and it hit the backs of my shoes once when I was pulling a heavy load with both hands in soft dirt.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 15, 2014 at 7:53am

Spud and Barbara: I reckon I'll have to make my own decision(s) about what type of "hauler" I want and need. But I value your opinions. I also have arthritis in my hands, esp. thumb joints.

With the over 3" of rain we've had in the past few days, plus the very cool weather (high of 45 today!), my garden is in the dormant mood. Worse, I'm stuck indoors. I read the article on "rain odors". Interesting.

I always thought I could smell mushrooms (morels), too. I looked the other day, but only found some "shelf" ones. They were delicious!

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 14, 2014 at 12:58pm

Just read an interesting article about what you smell before and after a rain storm.  I guessed correctly what it was and was not before, but never heard of what it was after:

http://chemistry.about.com/od/geochemistry/fl/Can-You-Smell-Rain-Ge...

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 14, 2014 at 8:58am

Planted the last of my peas and beets that I had growing in containers.  Yea!  

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 14, 2014 at 8:55am

Another positive about the Gorilla Cart is that it's narrow, and so will fit in small spaces.  Hard to maneuver in small spaces when backing up, but that will improve with practice.

 

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