Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees!  


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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 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?
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


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

Potatoes. Growing the perfect food.

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by 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


Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Annie Thomas Oct 3. 10 Replies

Bunga Bakawali or Tan Hua (Epiphyllum oxypetallum)

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 21. 13 Replies

"Healthy Soil Microbes / Healthy People"

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 20. 26 Replies

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Comment by Idaho Spud on March 18, 2013 at 4:26pm

Thanks for the group Sentient.  I'm betting you'll be here after I'm fertilizer.

Comment by Sentient Biped on March 18, 2013 at 4:08pm

For what it's worth to all active here -

This is the main group that I participate in online.  It was the first group I set up, when I joined Nexus in 2008.  So you all matter to me

Next tuesday I will be having surgery for stomach cancer.   Overall prognosis is reasonable, although there is uncertainty about the type and some vagueness about the anatomy.  The surgeon will have to figure that out once he's opened my belly.

I treasure the discussions here.  After tues, I may be offline for a while.  Hard to say.  I hope you will continue discussing your plants and flowers, vegetables and trees and gardens and yards.

Unfortunately, they wont give me the tumor to compost and feed the trees.  I didn't ask but this is 2013.

A week to go before surgery.  Meanwhile will be nursing along my little fig trees.

At least here no one will pray for me.  Glad for that!

Comment by amer chohan on March 18, 2013 at 7:34am

Dallas can you show me their condition by photographs. May be we can save some of them. Cactus can be restored from conditions which are sure death for other plants. 

Comment by Plinius on March 18, 2013 at 1:27am

Thanks for the beautiful picture, Sentient! My surroundings will look like that in 3 or 4 weeks, I think. Do you spray fruit trees that are threatened by night frost? They say it's a good method to save the harvest.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 17, 2013 at 11:23pm

Sentient, your garden is so pretty. Far more color than I yet have. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 17, 2013 at 11:22pm
Sentient, yes, spring is so unpredictable; we have to be flexible and ready for anything. Breaking dormancy too early is a problem.
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 17, 2013 at 11:15pm
Dallas, your comment intrigued me and so I looked them up. My goodness, you have a lovely group of plants that may be vulnerable. They each are so pretty. Here is what I found:
Dallas the Phallus

Mammillaria mystax

Notocactus magnificus,

Spaghetti Strap agaves,

Opuntia microdasys

Mammillaria hahania


Do you have many left? What was your temperature that caused the problems? The Dallas area should be able to provide enough warmth; I am surprised.
Comment by Sentient Biped on March 17, 2013 at 10:58pm


We had some hail today in Battleground.  A couple of nights anticipated in high 20s or below 32.  This is the cruel part of early spring here - trees bloom, and having lost the protection of dormancy, die in a freeze.  Or at least, no fruit.  

But, that's the joy of gardening.  We never know!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 17, 2013 at 10:54pm

Below freezing last night and a snifter of snow in Spokane today. 

Comment by A Former Member on March 17, 2013 at 10:40pm

Those are handsome, Amer. You're doing a good job. Winter was hard on mine. I lost a couple, including my Mammilaria mystax. A few more are less than vigorous, and I think I'm going to lose one of my Notocactus magnifcans, one of my Spaghetti Strap agaves, and possibly my large Opuntia microdaisys and my Mammilaria hahania (if I spelled all of those correctly, don't want to look them up).

Though my xmas cactus I bought for a dollar looks like it is going to bloom again. 

I also think I lost my Tecomaria for good to the freeze, though I'm still holding onto some hope for it. 


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