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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 April 4, 2013 at 7:20am

Amer, your Echinocereus are very interesting looking, as are many other of your cacti.

Comment by Plinius on April 4, 2013 at 1:58am

Amer, I enjoy your info very much! And it isn't wrong to speak with authority if you know what you're talking about.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 3, 2013 at 10:46pm

Dominic, that bouganvilla is just outstanding! Oh! to have such a plant!

Comment by Dominic Florio on April 3, 2013 at 10:14pm

This was posted on Facebook by some garden page.  They say they do not sell this plant.  It is a grafted cocktail bouganvilla.

Comment by A Former Member on April 3, 2013 at 7:47pm

Botany And The Bar

Could improving your gardening game make cocktail hour more fun? We’ll find out this hour with Amy Stewart, author of the new book ”The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Make the World’s Great Drinks” (Algonquin Books, 2013).

Comment by A Former Member on April 3, 2013 at 7:37pm

Amer, I'm behind on reading and commenting. I'll try to catch up later. Nice echninocereus.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 3, 2013 at 2:00pm
Oh! my dear Amer! you provided us with sound information based on expert advice! Expert knowledge and personal experience provides needed information. Whenever I have problems with plants often I did not give them what they needed.
Your photos provide so many different examples of lovely cacti; they give me a nice boost to start my day!
Comment by amer chohan on April 3, 2013 at 12:37pm

My echinocereus getting ready to bloom

Comment by amer chohan on April 3, 2013 at 6:52am

Joan & Dallas, I am sorry, my last post were too instructive, looks like an expert opinion. But there is a story behind this. Being in knowledge of that perhaps you will forgive some of my authoritativeness. 

In the beginning of my collection, I bought from nurseries and professional collectors. I tried to be smart by noticing what kind of pots and growing medium they used. Also took some help from internet readings. I lost a lot of plants in the process. I bought only frustration from all the effort, time and money I spent. This went on for some time.

I only tasted success when I understood that there was gradual move of years towards use of those mediums. I introduced my cacti to poor and well drained soils and to my amazement when plants had healthy roots, they produced the results I wanted even in the poor mediums. I had to compromise very little in terms of growth rate.

I didn't want this happening to a friend, thats why perhaps I became too instructive unconsciously. Thanks for reminding.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2013 at 11:23am

Sentient, you comments sound spritely. Hope you feel stronger soon, even if your pace is slow. Frankly, I kind of like slow. I see more. 

 

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