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Godless in the garden

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A texas garden I never thought I would see!

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BarbaraSATX 16 hours ago. 4 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BarbaraSATX yesterday. 10 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 Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on August 21, 2014 at 9:25pm

The tomatoes are Cherokee Purple, SuperSweet 1000, Sungold, Lemon Boy, and one I forget. I had a Better Boy earlier. It did not survive to be photographed. Possibly my best crop ever.



This okra is "Burgundy", an open-pollinated heirloom. I'm getting a few pods a day from about 10 plants. I love growing these kitchen crops.
Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on August 19, 2014 at 8:02am
Spud and Joan, That rose of sharon is a seedling that grew volunteer from a pink one. I am always planting volunteer shrubs and trees to see what happens.

Plinius that does sound good, sauerkraut with blue cheese and mushrooms. I also like it on rye bread with swiss cheese, onions, and thousand island dressing, grilled.
Comment by Randall Smith on August 19, 2014 at 7:18am

Joan, that structure adjacent to the sunflowers (see photo) has no name. I cobbled it up with spare wood and metal (roof). It's my "reflection spot", overlooking my garden. Maybe I should call it my smoke house, now that I bought some pipe tobacco yesterday. I haven't smoked for I don't know how long--20 years? But the urge hit me. I figured every once in awhile, at my age, it shouldn't really harm me. Hmmm.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 19, 2014 at 6:57am

Joan, the Rose of Sharon picture is from Daniel's blog.  

After you asked that question, I realized I should have said that, and maybe got Daniel's permission to post it here.

I also love the color and pattern.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2014 at 11:51pm

Chris, your "sauerkraut is good with blue cheese and mushrooms" sound delicious. I like each one of those flavors; I have never tried them together. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2014 at 11:50pm

Randy, having the space to allow a huge clump of sunflowers is a real asset. Yours is so pretty and the room beside it must be a wonderful place to sit. Is it a porch? or a gazebo type structure? I am guessing they are at least 10 feet high or more. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2014 at 11:47pm

Spud, your photo of Rose of Sharon is so pretty. Is that a plant in your garden, or in Daniel's? I will have to look into that plant to see if it will fit in my jungle. I love the color and pattern.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2014 at 11:45pm

Yes, when I first saw the blossoms, they looked like the Washington Hawthorn blossoms of my tree. I planted mine after a trip to Ireland where Washington Hawthorns were grown as hedgerows, forming beautiful and fragrant separation of roads from fields and between fields. They are fragile trees, break easily in a wind storm and that is how mine died. Not to worry though, there are lots of sprouts running in all directions to restore your broken tree if it happens to yours. It is a lovely tree and I am glad you have one, even if it is considered a weed. Bee songs emanate from it in a lovely, constant hum.  

Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on August 18, 2014 at 10:01pm
Joan yes. A hawthorne. I was thinking, it was you who identified it.... yes? No? They are considered a weed tree. I like them for bee forage.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2014 at 9:51am

Daniel, did you ever find the name of the tree on your property that you described in Comment by Sentient Biped on May 9, 2013 at 9:39pm

"Any ideas as to identity of this tree?  I don't know.  It reminds me of spirea, but much bigger.  There is a row of them on a neglected area on my property.  They are near a creek that runs in ..."

 

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