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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.
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.

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Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BarbaraSATX 21 hours ago. 10 Replies

What the heck is hugelkultur? How does it save water?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BarbaraSATX 22 hours ago. 8 Replies

Compost

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BarbaraSATX yesterday. 9 Replies

Scientific Gardening. "The Informed Gardener" a book review

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on Monday. 2 Replies

Potatoes. Growing the perfect food.

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) Oct 11. 12 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sky God Oct 10. 3 Replies

Insectary

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Annie Thomas Oct 3. 10 Replies

Bunga Bakawali or Tan Hua (Epiphyllum oxypetallum)

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 21. 13 Replies

"Healthy Soil Microbes / Healthy People"

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 20. 26 Replies

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Comment by king on May 9, 2014 at 8:18pm
I thought it looked. Like one never heard it called that thank you for the info joan
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 9, 2014 at 6:03pm

Barbara, another bully that is so very pretty is Creeping Jenny. I planted one little piece about an inch long from my neighbor to the east and before you know it, it had taken over an entire flower bed. I had a devil of a time getting it under control. 

It creeped under my fence into the neighbor to the west and she told me in very clear terms to keep my "damned Creeping Jenny" out of her yard!

My cousin has it growing in a bird bath where she has water dripping on it. The birds love it, she can keep it under control and it glimmers with a pretty yellow-chartreuse color. 

Creeping Jenny in a birdbath (stock photo)

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 9, 2014 at 5:55pm

Vinegaroons do have a bite that can become infected. It gives off a vinegar-like scent when disturbed. They are relatively harmless, compared with some of the BIG-BAD-BEASTS of W TEXAS. It is called a whiptail scorpion but does not have the terrible sting that a real scorpion has. They are a beautiful, shiny, black color and quite pretty in an ugly sort of way. 

Comment by king on May 9, 2014 at 4:19pm
Is that anything like the whiptail scorpion
Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on May 9, 2014 at 3:53pm

Barbara, thanks for expanding my mind.  I have never heard of a vinegaroon.  Looks amazing!

We have slugs bigger than my thumb.  I don't like them.

Comment by BarbaraSATX on May 9, 2014 at 3:22pm

Liquid is falling from the sky!!! If I remember correctly, it is called rain. 

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!

 

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