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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!

Location: Planet Earth
Members: 172
Latest Activity: 1 hour ago

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 sort of alphabetical order:
Aging.  Gardening with an older body.
bees.  insectary.  insectsbee gardening. Beneficial insects.  insects drive evolution

Compost.  herecontaminated compost.

Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.

Edible yard.  here  urban farmfront yards.
Growing Fruits

Folklore.

Fragrance and Scenthere.
Fruit growing.  in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.
Frugal gardening.  labels.

Gardening for future generations.  also permaculture, trees, historic varieties, soil

Hegelkultur here, here, here

Heritage and historic varieties.   heresources

locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.

Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.

PeppersHot peppers.

Permaculture MollisonFalk  Liu, Joan's IntroTransformation in 90 days, Perm Principles at work. Food forest, Holzer

Potatoes.  here.

Rooftop gardening.  here

Seed starting. starting spring crops.

Scientific Gardening.   The Informed Gardener.  The truth about garden remedies.

Soil and soil building - healthy soil microbes, mycelium, dirt is everything, soil analysissoil pH.
Squirrels.

Synergies.

Tomatoes.  Myths and truths

Trees.  Tree tunnels.  Ancient tree planting. Plant commemorative trees

Discussion Forum

Air-pots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius 23 hours ago. 2 Replies

Air-pots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W yesterday. 2 Replies

Good plants that volunteer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Plinius Apr 15. 13 Replies

Rooftop Gardens

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 3. 20 Replies

How to Make a Food Forest Suburb

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 1. 1 Reply

Fantastic Fungi - a film by Louie Schwartzberg

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 28. 1 Reply

Michael Pollan On Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Mar 22. 1 Reply

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Comment by Idaho Spud on March 13, 2015 at 7:49am

Sounds like you're going to have a nice garden Chris.  I'm also looking forward to pictures of it.

Comment by Patricia on March 13, 2015 at 2:22am

Hope you'll be taking photos, Chris.

Comment by Plinius on March 13, 2015 at 2:13am

The new containers for my roof garden arrived! It's a mess while I transfer earth and compost to the new containers and clear out the broken old stuff, but it's beginning to look good. The surviving perennials get replanted and I even planted courgette seedlings - zucchini. Can't wat to see what happens!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 12, 2015 at 8:04am

I've got the moles back in action too. The cat occasionally snares one, but not often enough!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 12, 2015 at 7:56am

Spring MUST be close at hand: the moles have become active; a family of chipmunks have been seen chasing each other around; squirrels and rabbits are checking out the yard and garden; robins and redwing blackbirds have been sighted. Oh, my dog is having a field day!

Comment by Patricia on March 11, 2015 at 6:56pm

Snow is nearly gone, a little green is showing in the mini rose stems, the grass is showing a bit of green, & the lilacs are showing some buds.

The motor cycles are out, (who needs to see robins?)......so its spring for sure now

Comment by Daniel W on March 11, 2015 at 6:51pm

Randy, it will come!  My persimmon buds are swelling.  Yours will soon, too.

From the yard, some floral sunshine on a rainy NW day.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 10, 2015 at 7:24am

Hurray! It was warm enough to melt snow and for me to get outside. I pruned my raspberry canes and cut down my ornamental grasses. Still too wet to get into the garden. Patience is required.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 8, 2015 at 4:01pm

Don, the long brown building, is the planting shed, tools room, tractors, and mowers storage area. That is where I hang out with my pals. There are no residences on the park, but when wealthy mine owners from the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho mines and lumbering families from these forests, they built homes all around the park. Cutter designed the mansions. My house is a smaller house built by trades people before 1900. 
I am trying to get a Google Earth map over here and not succeeding. I'll keep working on it. 

http://www.manitopark.org/Manito-Park-Info/Manito_Park_Map.asp

There are volcanic outcroppings all around the park, and the park itself is in a kettle with many springs. There used to be a spring under the north side of my home' foundation that has dried up. There continues to be water under my south house foundation because it sits on an ancient pond. We know the peat is at least 40 feet deep under my garden that lies to the south of my house. 

When I  started the remodel, we dug and then drilled to find solid footing for the south foundation and had to either go 40 feet for bedrock or build pans under foundation posts. I chose pans because they were cheaper than drilling. 

Now my big old lady dances spring and autumn and sings me to sleep. There are cracks all over the inside drywalls and very few on the outside stucco. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 8, 2015 at 1:28pm

Beautiful peach blossoms Daniel.

Beautiful garden Joan.

 

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