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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: on Monday

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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 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


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.


Tomatoes.  Myths and truths

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

Discussion Forum


Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius on Saturday. 2 Replies


Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W on Saturday. 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 Joan Denoo on April 6, 2013 at 4:28pm

Ruth, your "It's Spring!!!" says it all. I'm reposting to Facebook. Thanks. 

Daniel, your cherry trees look very promising. You inspire me with your experiences of raising bees. Have bees come to your new hive yet? The film, "Queen of the Sun", is a wonderful illustration of the value and ease with which to grow them. I reposted on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks. 

Spud, I love blue Muscari; it blooms for me in the spring and then blossoms turn to seed heads and the green leaves die back to return in the autumn, not the blossoms. To keep the garden tidy, the died-back leaves easily come out and provide good material for the compost. I gather seed heads and scatter them wherever I want them to naturalize. They can grow very close together and can hinder other bulbs from coming up, however, that is easily remedied by digging out some of the clump of Muscari bulbs, also easily done because they grow on top of the soil.   

Comment by Daniel W on April 6, 2013 at 3:50pm

Spud, those are very easy to grow.  In my old yard I thought of them as invasive, but now I appreciate them more.  Supposedly deer dont eat them.  I think rabbits sometimes do.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 6, 2013 at 2:55pm

The blue Muscari flowers are beautiful.

Comment by Daniel W on April 6, 2013 at 2:46pm

Watched this movie last night.  Bought it at the Beekeeping store in Portland.  Liked very much.

Queen of the Sun


There was an undertone regarding colony collapse disorder - enough to know it's a major worry, but not making the entire film into doom and gloom. I was uplifted by the positive aspects, and the somewhat individualistic people some of the beekeepers were.  I say that in an entirely positive way, since I aspire to be one and

Comment by Daniel W on April 6, 2013 at 2:24pm

Spring is definitely here in my area.

Almaden Duke cherry tree.  I moved it last summer from my old place to the new place.  Given the move, would have been happy if it just lived, let alone bloomed.  Not sure there will be enough for a pie but maybe....

Multigraft sweet cherry in back yard.

Muscari.  No maintenance.  They multiply and bloom on their own.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 6, 2013 at 2:11pm

I like the wet plants sign Ruth. :)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 5, 2013 at 11:14pm

Comment by Plinius on April 5, 2013 at 3:03pm

And I thought I was joking, Amer! Nature (and culture) always have a surprise for me!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 5, 2013 at 2:40pm
Amer, your variegated Stenocactus (Echinofossulocactus) is so pretty.
Comment by amer chohan on April 5, 2013 at 2:25pm

Chris, cultivators had developed a lot of verities of echinocereus pectinatus. It depends upon verity of the plant. Many of them have purple right from the beginning. My plant is four years old. It started producing purple in the third year.


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