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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.

Sentient Biped's Garden Blog. Happy to add a different feed if there are suggestions.

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Comment by Annie Thomas on May 21, 2012 at 8:10pm

Dallas-

I love the placement of the pot!  So beautiful and clever.

Comment by A Former Member on May 21, 2012 at 8:07pm

This is my Bolivian Jew. I just bought a little 2" or 3" pot that cost me a few dollars and planted it in a round bowl-shaped pot, which I have nestled between the trunks of a tree. It's doing great. I water it every day or every other day while I'm doing the other plants. Even when it's gone a few days without water it's never wilted, not once. It really likes to turn toward the light, so it needs even lighting or needs to be rotated. Not sure if I'll be able to keep it alive over the winter, but I'll try. I bet by the end of the summer it will be uncontrollable. It grows fast.

 

Comment by A Former Member on May 21, 2012 at 8:01pm

That's cool looking Joan. So few plants grow in a perfect ball like that. How long do the flowers last? I glanced at the link you provided, but I'll have to read it later on.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 21, 2012 at 6:59pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 21, 2012 at 6:51pm

My cousin has a euphorbia, a very different looking one, and Dad picked off a piece and tasted the milk. His lips and tongue swelled and he had to go to E.R. Be careful. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 21, 2012 at 6:46pm

Dallas, I am so pleased. I have one 

I love this euphorbia. It reseeds easily, but can be pulled out without any problem; the roots are shallow. Birds scatter seeds all over so they require no effort to propagate.  Raccoons like to smash them apart getting whatever they like and that can be controlled with a short, light fence around each plant. But that isn't very pretty. I put the fence up when the plants are very small and the stems grow through them and can't be seen. 

Comment by A Former Member on May 21, 2012 at 6:16pm

Joan, you're brilliant. I went to google.com/images and typed in "grey euphorbia" and found it in the top row. It is called Euphorbia 'Grey Hedgehog'.

 

Euphorbia 'Grey Hedgehog' is a brand new and brilliant euphorbia which has lovely blue-green leaves and acid-green flowers.

It also has a good compact habit which makes it ideal for a container or front of a  border. This is an evergreen perennial which will be with you for years.

 

Genus: Euphorbia
Type: Perennial 
Soil Type: Free draining soil or compost.
Site: Full sun or partial shade.
Plant: Indoor/Outdoor
Height: 25cm (10in)
Spacing: 30cm (12in) apart.
Hardiness: Hardy
Care tips: Should survive most winter days - cover in extreme frosts.
Flowers: ❀ March to June

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 21, 2012 at 5:34pm

Dallas, look up euphorbia and see if you find a similar plant. They are from Africa, are a succulent, but come in incredibly diverse colors, shapes, type. I Googled Euphorbia and looked at Images to find a similar one and then looked it up.  

Comment by A Former Member on May 21, 2012 at 4:54pm

Can anyone ID this plant?

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 21, 2012 at 12:40am

Sentient, this iris is beautiful! You are way ahead of mine. My walking onions haven't begun to show seed heads yet (or whatever you call the next generation). Everything looks happy and healthy. 

 

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