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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 A Former Member on November 22, 2012 at 9:02pm

And here's another cactus that nursery had, but I thought it was too expensive so I didn't get it. This one looks familiar, but I don't know the name. 

Comment by A Former Member on November 22, 2012 at 9:00pm

I had a little visitor outside my door today. This little guy or gal was about 6" long. We have a lot of little brown lizards about an inch in length, and kind of stripped in a way, but I've never seen a green one around here.

Also, I passed a nursery today near my grandmother's house, and they had these planted outside. The first is some sort of cholla cactus, though I don't recall seeing any for sale around here. This was planted in an upright, shallow, but broad planter and it was kind of spilling over the edge. It was nice looking. They also had some huge agave outside, too. I just love these so much. Such stunning plants. 

Also, I've been meaning to post these pics I took at another nursery some time ago. Just really neat plants I thought, but they were unlabeled. The first one looks wicked, I think. Reminds me of the hair on those little troll dolls. The other is some sort of curly plant, and the last one is called a Mexican Grass Tree. It was huge, though the picture is deceptive. 

Comment by Sentient Biped on November 22, 2012 at 2:11pm

Beekeeping donkey.

Technically, a beekeeping donkey probably doesn't count as gardening.  But maybe it does.

Comment by Sentient Biped on November 22, 2012 at 11:49am

Amer, you are right, the epiphyllum is very fragrant.  The segments are also very easy to root.  I just let them dry for a day then insert them into potting soil and water only when it dries out. 

Comment by amer chohan on November 22, 2012 at 8:04am

Sentient night blooms are usualy vibrantly fragrant. Is your Epiphlum flower fragrant?

Comment by amer chohan on November 22, 2012 at 7:55am

For Christmas cactus, epicactus. infact all coulmner cacti and opuntias you don't have to buy a new plant if it is growing closer by. One just need a leaf or cutting of it. In warm weather they develop roots in a week or so.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 21, 2012 at 9:27pm

Sentient, thanks for the details on your plant. Thanks for the pronunciation. I looked in serveral dictionaries on line and none of them helped. It is a bit of a tongue twister: schlum BERG era. OK got it 

Comment by Sentient Biped on November 21, 2012 at 7:52pm

Joan, that Epiphylum was about 5 years old in that pic.  I grew it from a cutting about a foot long.  They root really easily.  It's bigger now, I had to cut it back.  The blooms last a few hours.  They close in the early am.  the ephemeral aspect is part of the allure.

by the way it's schlumBERGera.  I think.  Although it was named for Frédéric Schlumberger, with emphasis on 1st syllable.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 21, 2012 at 7:32pm

How old is your epiphyllum? What was its size when you got it? Is there any fragrance? It is so pretty, and blooms at midnight! How long does the bloom last? 

Comment by Sentient Biped on November 21, 2012 at 7:17pm

That epicactus is beautiful!  I've grown epiphyllum and have a large one now.  It's so big, there isnt' room for it.  But it does have beautiful flowers.  At midnight.

 

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