Godless in the garden


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?
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

Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 8. 21 Replies

Design with Nature

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 6. 0 Replies

Sepp Holzer´s Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Nov 6. 1 Reply

Permaculture, John D. Liu

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 3. 8 Replies


Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Nov 3. 2 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 2. 4 Replies

A texas garden I never thought I would see!

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 30. 4 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 29. 10 Replies

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

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 29. 8 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2013 at 11:23am

Sentient, you comments sound spritely. Hope you feel stronger soon, even if your pace is slow. Frankly, I kind of like slow. I see more. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2013 at 11:21am

Amer, I enjoy your comments very much, and like the way information can pass so freely between all of us. We indeed are lucky to have such technology! 

Comment by amer chohan on April 2, 2013 at 10:57am

Joan, one of the lessons learnt from life by me is "being sincere to other people's matters always benifits you in person too". I myself was suspicious about Dallas Christmas cactus but not confirmed that it were the roots causing the unhealth. I copied its pictures and shown it to some professional friends on facebook. In the process I got some knowledge I would have never achieved through out my life.

Sentinet, you some have gardening talent and skills too. Using plastic pots successfully in cacti case is a clear indicator of that. I have noticed it in a previous picture of perhaps your office window too. A thing with which I still feel uneasy.

Cacti are also grown in very rich mediums, in all sort of pots and with very heavy watering too. It all depends on how much your skills can handle.

Comment by Daniel W on April 2, 2013 at 8:51am
thanks everyone. right nowvi have to take it very slowl
ly - baby steps - and small ones at that. so no projects, and let the weeds grow. but its nice to look and smell. the cherry blossoms are almond scented - nice. the mason bees and other pollinating insects are out buzzing around. the dog likes to watch them. by may i hope im mostly back into commisssion. then maybe make some more raised beds. no more big tree digging though!
Comment by Idaho Spud on April 2, 2013 at 7:42am

Sentient, I forgot to say I love your fig cuttings.  I'm also acclimatizing the blackberry I purchased a few day ago because the place I bought it from had it in shade.  

I prefer to buy from places that have things in the sun, but this plant looked so healthy, and the one I bought in the same place last year is growing like gangbusters.

Comment by Plinius on April 2, 2013 at 7:33am

Thanks, Joan and Spud! And good to see Sentient back in his garden - and what garden!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 2, 2013 at 6:57am

Chris, I like your indoor green vine.

Sentient, as usual, I'm jealous of your back yard.  Hope you can relax and not overdo the work until you heal.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2013 at 2:18am

Amer, I like your instructions for schulmbergera. They provide a lot of pleasure for so little effort. 

Chris, that is a good solution for your lighting situation. Your vine is pretty, looks nicely green across the room as you have it. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2013 at 2:14am
Sentient, your garden is so beautiful! A lovely place to heal ! Your figs look healthy; they will supply you with all the figs you can eat. Schlumbergera look really healthy and the colors lovely.
Comment by Daniel W on April 1, 2013 at 10:24pm

Here is my back yard now.  It is in a stage of benign neglect but looks nice with the fruit trees blooming.  The pink trees are peaches, the others are pears, sweet cherries, and pie cherries.  The area under the fruit trees has a lot of roses and bulbs.




Here are my fig cuttings now. They have a good head start. The outdoor fig trees have barely swelling buds. These should be about 2 foot tall by fall. All but 2 cuttings survived while I was in the hospital. Now I am taking them outside in a shady spot for the day, and back inside in the evening. That acclimates them to the brighter sun and more variable conditions outside.


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