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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!

Location: Planet Earth
Members: 169
Latest Activity: 7 hours ago

Welcome to Eden!

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 sort of alphabetical order:
Aging.  Gardening with an older body.
bees.  insectary.  insectsbee gardening. Beneficial insects.  insects drive evolution

Compost.  herecontaminated compost.

Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.

Edible yard.  here  urban farmfront yards.
Growing Fruits

Folklore.

Fragrance and Scenthere.
Fruit growing.  in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.
Frugal gardening.  labels.

Gardening for future generations.  also permaculture, trees, historic varieties, soil

Hegelkultur here, here, here

Heritage and historic varieties.   heresources

locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.

Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.

PeppersHot peppers.

Permaculture MollisonFalk  Liu, Joan's IntroTransformation in 90 days, Perm Principles at work. Food forest, Holzer

Potatoes.  here.

Rooftop gardening.  here

Seed starting. starting spring crops.

Scientific Gardening.   The Informed Gardener.  The truth about garden remedies.

Soil and soil building - healthy soil microbes, mycelium, dirt is everything, soil analysissoil pH.
Squirrels.

Synergies.

Tomatoes.  Myths and truths

Trees.  Tree tunnels.  Ancient tree planting. Plant commemorative trees

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2013 at 12:47am

Randall, I know what you mean about garden design that is a more wild and natural looking garden. The great thing about these photos is the chance to see combinations of colors, forms, textures, stuff like that. 

Daniel, your truckload of leaf compost is a goldmine! Your trees will reward your care and attention. Feeling good in the garden ... something one can't buy. 

Comment by Daniel W on November 6, 2013 at 5:48pm

Joan, those are lovely gardens.  I woujld love to spend an afternoon!

I'm afraid I'm not very whimsical, graceful, or stylish....  more botanical.  Each of us has our own muse, so to speak.

This week I got a truckload of leaf compost.  I placed a layer on top of the decomposing straw and grass clipping mulch, around each of the trees in my orchard.  They grew nicely this year.  The compost will prepare them for next growing season.  Also around some of the other shrubs and trees.  Made me feel good.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 6, 2013 at 7:12am

Joan: I drool over Eden-like garden pictures (if I may use the term) that belong to others. But in my real world, it'll never happen here. I like to say I prefer a wilder, more natural look. Truth is, I just don't have the time or desire to make a showcase yard and garden.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2013 at 10:08pm
A garden design for the southeastern part of USA. Lovely colors, shapes, textures, with grace and style.
Jeff's season finale in Tennessee
http://www.finegardening.com/item/30527/jeffs-season-finale-in-tenn...
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 4, 2013 at 10:21am
This garden is chuck full of whimsy!
"We have slowly removed lawn to create a raised bed garden, a little red hen house, and a garden full of hydrangeas, perennials, and other flowers. So much more productive and fun than the old lawn! I have a blog at www.theradishpatch.com where we share our garden adventures. There's nothing better than sharing the love of gardening!"
~ Donna Jones in Santa Rosa, California.
Donna's shrinking-lawn garden in California
http://www.finegardening.com/item/30513/donnas-shrinking-lawn-garde...
Comment by Daniel W on November 3, 2013 at 9:16pm

Just checking on plants for next year.  Found what Burpee claims is a short season dwarf okra, suitable for containers.  That might make okra a doable plant for this cool summer climate.

This year I started some indoors and some in a raised bed.  I read okra can't be transplanted.  It turned out, the direct-seeded ones germinated but never grew beyond about 4 little leaves.  The transplanted ones grew to about a foot tall, and I got all of 6 pods on 4 plants!  They were good!

I must be crazy, already planning for spring.  Still, it's better than actually doing something!

Comment by Randall Smith on November 3, 2013 at 8:10am

Sentient, I love that mystery iris! My flowers are yellow and purple (together). I've read to use mouse traps for voles (which I've never used). Instead, I put out poison pellets near their dens and runs. I think I need a truck load for next year!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 3, 2013 at 2:04am

My spell checker replaced Monarda with Miranda and I didn't notice. 

Comment by Plinius on November 3, 2013 at 1:32am

I love that iris, Sentient!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2013 at 11:50pm

I used to grow Jerusalem artichokes, and got tired of keeping them under control. That was before I had boxes. I was able to dig them all out and they haven't come back. I will try them this spring in a box and see what happens. My Miranda has completely taken over one box and that is fine with me. It is easy to keep seedlings pulled that grow outside the box.

I got about 30 minutes in the garden yesterday, and even with winter chore gloves, my fingers got too cold and I came in. We have cold, wet, wind today and expect more tomorrow. There are a few experiments I am working on in my south facing window.  

 

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