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.
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 August 25, 2013 at 8:49am

4 or 5 bees in one picture!  They must love that Sedum.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 25, 2013 at 8:17am

We could use some of your rains! It's typical August drought season in Indiana. I can't seem to find the time to get on the computer, but I did just write a regular blog. Check it out and give me some feedback. Thanks. Later.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 24, 2013 at 5:26pm
Seeing your photos of harvested items gives me a bit of a nostalgic reaction. I bought my seeds in late winter, got all my equipment and supplies and was ready to start my garden. I started chemo instead and didn't plant one seed. No plant, no harvest. Well, next spring I am all ready to go. Meanwhile, I will read all the books I have been setting aside. Laura installed Kendle for me, and I have several books sitting inside my computer, but won't get to them until it is too cold to be outside.
Thanks for sharing your photos, even if I have only the same perennials that you have all seen.
Comment by Sentient Biped on August 24, 2013 at 4:01pm

Bees on Sedum Autumn Joy.  It was hard to choose a picture.   liked several.  This is the plant I moved last week.  The leaves plumped up with repeated waterings.  Now it almost looks like it started out in this location.

Comment by Patricia on August 24, 2013 at 1:35pm

We had a drenching downpour like that at the end of June with our street becoming a ''river''. It was caught on the security cameras, but I haven't yet learned how to get the footage onto a flash drive to transfer to the pc. NEVER have we ever had rain like that in all the years we've lived here.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 24, 2013 at 12:44pm

Yes Sentient, you got Thoring.

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 24, 2013 at 12:18pm

Annie,

I like your adventures.  I think it was Joan who brought up the concept of Terroir- which I can't pronounce - that a food's flavor is so influenced by local soil conditions, minerals, climate characteristics. 

So the same variety of, say, tomato, grown in Illinois will be different when grown in Washington, for example.  I think I can tell the difference, comparing with the tomatoes of my childhood grown in river bottom soil in humid, muggy, hot day and night, mosquito-ridden area of my childhood.  Those tomatoes were a delicacy.

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 24, 2013 at 11:55am

I love a good rainstorm.  That was one of my favorite things in the midwest. Here in Maritime Pacivic NW they almost never happen.  Mostly drizzle. In the summer it almost never rains.  If I don't water, everything turns brown.  I actually like this climate a lot.

Still, a hail storm that damages your garden - I would not like that!

I'll look into more about tree cuttings as things start to go dormant.  For me it is something to do garden-wise.  This year I took grape cuttings and stuck them in the ground in the vegetable bed.  That's all the care they got, and most of them are growing.

Joan, hummingbirds are one of the most interesting visitors!  I love having them visit.   I started some Perovskia this year for bees - no humming birds on that.  Some visited buddleia and crocosmia.

Spud - is "thoring" the actions of Thor? 

Chris - what a name for a plant!  I sounds like it has a disease!  But beautiful flowers.

Comment by Annie Thomas on August 24, 2013 at 11:51am

Wow!  That's a lot of rain!  Here in North Central Florida we've hat the wettest July in 105 years.  I think it rained all but two days last month.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 24, 2013 at 10:50am

"Rain&Thunder-melon"  That's funny!  : )

 

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