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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.

Discussion Forum

Compost

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by k.h. ky on Monday. 8 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

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 10. 9 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 Joan Denoo on May 1, 2013 at 10:05pm
Your lovely photos refresh me, Daniel. Our weather continues very nippy. Just a few minutes out and I come in with burning fingertips. We had a snifter of snow yesterday in spite of the 40∘F weather. Must still be April. With the turn of the calendar, perhaps things will warm up a bit.
I am relieved to learn you are working because you want to return to normal; just assure me you can rest when you need or want to.
Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on May 1, 2013 at 9:22pm

Photo from public domain via commons.wikimedia.org

Worker honeybee apis meliferra carnica on echinacea purpurea flower

Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on April 30, 2013 at 9:17am

Dominic I agree with you wholeheartedly.  This weekend I spent a fair amount of time just staring at the fresh green leaves unfolding.  Lifted my figurative spirits.

Plus I watch the new fruits reveal themselves.  I nurture them, they nurture me.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 30, 2013 at 9:15am

I agree Dominic.

Comment by Dominic Florio on April 29, 2013 at 11:32pm

Some people mistakenly call our experiences spiritual.  It's all a biological reaction to our need to nurture something.  Why is that not wonderful in itself?  What they don't realize is that we respond to life and renewal.  By planting, making cuttings, and putting in seeds, we create feelings within and an environment around us, which are healing and enable us to be renewed.  It's an amazing thing to see that progress in our plants, and it gives us all hope.   

Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on April 29, 2013 at 11:03pm

Joan, I have about 20 robust little trees on my deck now, that 3 months ago were dry-looking sticks, prunings with no leaves or roots.  Now they are vigorous young trees, with big green leaves and healthy roots.  If they can make that kind of progress, maybe I can too.  They give me some hope, anyway.

Im glad I have the garden and yard to lose myself in after work and on days off.  It's the most healing place I can be.

I'm taking an oral chemo that has much much less side effect than the old ones.  No radiation.  Glad I have insurance to pay for it - so I better keep my employer happy, so I can keep the insurance!

Hoping you are well as well.  A nap sounds great!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 29, 2013 at 12:58pm

Daniel, I know you have the wisdom and experience to know your own limits. I am concerned about you going back on a full-time schedule. I understand what you say about loss of energy. I have the privelege of napping and I hope you can do that, even as you are on the job. 

May I ask, and you are free to decline to answer, are you having chemo or radiation? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 29, 2013 at 12:49pm
Amer, I was puzzled by the man's demeanor, but never saw him as angry, just aggressive. When he ran back toward me he was all smiles and chatter.
In retrospect, I think he knew he couldn't explain so that I would understand so he did what every good problem solver does, he thought and took action. It was a wonderful experience and I have the fruits of his labor.
Comment by Plinius on April 29, 2013 at 1:35am

That is very quick to go back to work, Sentient! Have a good time but take care!

Comment by Dominic Florio on April 28, 2013 at 10:38pm

I'm not an expert on bees, but I do know a thing or two about queens.

 

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