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Godless in the garden

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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.

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A texas garden I never thought I would see!

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BarbaraSATX yesterday. 4 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BarbaraSATX on Wednesday. 10 Replies

What the heck is hugelkultur? How does it save water?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BarbaraSATX on Wednesday. 8 Replies

Compost

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BarbaraSATX on Tuesday. 9 Replies

Scientific Gardening. "The Informed Gardener" a book review

Started by Daniel W (Sentient Biped). Last reply by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on Monday. 2 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

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

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Comment by Plinius on April 26, 2013 at 2:15am

You're right, Joan, it is a Frittilaria or Snake's head or Kievitsbloem.

The other one is a cymbalaria muralis or Kenilworth Ivy or muurleeuwenbek, it grows here on old brickwork along the water and on the 12th century ruin. I took a small piece home and it grows on happily.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 25, 2013 at 11:09pm

Gee, I don't remember the names of shapes. OK, the search is on. 

parabola = obtained as the intersection of a cone with a plane parallel to a straight line on its surface.

Honeycomb structure = structures that have the geometry of a honeycomb to allow the minimization of the amount of used material to reach minimal weight and minimal material cost. The geometry of honeycomb structures can vary widely, but the common feature of all such structures is an array of hollow cells formed between thin vertical walls. The cells are often columnar and hexagonal in shape. A honeycomb shaped structure provides a material with minimal density and relative high out-of-plane compression properties and out-of-plane shear properties.[1]

Another remembering of my ancient school days. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 25, 2013 at 10:50pm

Chis, Lovely colors and patterns. I used o have a plant that I no longer have and had not realized it was gone. It was called Fritillaria and looked like your purple flower. Is that what your is? 

I don't recognize your viney plant. It is very pretty, looks delicate. I loke it's lightness. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 25, 2013 at 10:40pm

An hour in the garden, snipping here and there, and I feel so good! Finally getting some warm weather and sunshine. 

Sentient, there are photos of people willingly covered with a swarm of bees. What are the risks of such an event? What precautions does a beekeeper take? If the bees don't sting, how do you make the decision to not wear protective gear. Can you free yourself if the bees do swarm? 

Is the photo of your beehive? 

Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on April 25, 2013 at 8:56pm

Today I opened the beehive to check on their progress and welfare.  They have built 8 full combs, one partial comb, and 2 are in progress.  There is a very large, old maple tree nearby in bloom.  I'm guessing that is a source of much of their nectar and pollen now.

The bees construct combs for raising brood, storing honey and pollen,  in a parabolic shape (I think).  The hive is built to accommodate that preference.

They are so docile.  Not even one attempt at a sting.  I may stop wearing the gloves and suit.

Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on April 25, 2013 at 12:15pm

Chris, that you for posting.  THose are beautiful!

Comment by Plinius on April 25, 2013 at 10:10am

Spring flowers from the Low Countries!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 22, 2013 at 7:27am

I like that flower and desert scene Joan.

Comment by Steph S. on April 21, 2013 at 11:03pm

I love that Joan - wonderful cactus pic.

Comment by Steph S. on April 21, 2013 at 11:03pm

I enjoy reading about all your gardens. Wonderful.

When my grapes start producing I will post some pictures.

 

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