Godless in the garden


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: 170
Latest Activity: 15 hours 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


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

Permaculture U. of Mass

Started by Joan Denoo Jan 16. 0 Replies

"All I want for christmas is....."

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Larry Dec 26, 2014. 8 Replies

Gardening in central Texas "pan" soil

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Dec 25, 2014. 3 Replies

An Old Lady's Hugelkultur Bed

Started by Barbara Livingston. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 10, 2014. 3 Replies

Permaculture Concept. Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 6, 2014. 2 Replies

My south garden 1993 & 2013

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Dec 1, 2014. 1 Reply

Permaculture, Ben Falk

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 30, 2014. 0 Replies

Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16, 2014. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 8, 2014. 21 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W on November 23, 2012 at 12:16pm


Love the lizard!  I've seen a couple around here.  Very rare here.  We do have frogs, toads, snakes.  Our insect-eating friends.

Comment by amer chohan on November 23, 2012 at 12:10pm

Dallas cereus with yellow spination are very difficult to identify.there are so many arround. Spineless green one on the back with white ribs  stenocereus marginatus is a grand cactus. One of my favourites, a plant I wish to have in my collection.

Comment by A Former Member on November 22, 2012 at 9:02pm

And here's another cactus that nursery had, but I thought it was too expensive so I didn't get it. This one looks familiar, but I don't know the name. 

Comment by A Former Member on November 22, 2012 at 9:00pm

I had a little visitor outside my door today. This little guy or gal was about 6" long. We have a lot of little brown lizards about an inch in length, and kind of stripped in a way, but I've never seen a green one around here.

Also, I passed a nursery today near my grandmother's house, and they had these planted outside. The first is some sort of cholla cactus, though I don't recall seeing any for sale around here. This was planted in an upright, shallow, but broad planter and it was kind of spilling over the edge. It was nice looking. They also had some huge agave outside, too. I just love these so much. Such stunning plants. 

Also, I've been meaning to post these pics I took at another nursery some time ago. Just really neat plants I thought, but they were unlabeled. The first one looks wicked, I think. Reminds me of the hair on those little troll dolls. The other is some sort of curly plant, and the last one is called a Mexican Grass Tree. It was huge, though the picture is deceptive. 

Comment by Daniel W on November 22, 2012 at 2:11pm

Beekeeping donkey.

Technically, a beekeeping donkey probably doesn't count as gardening.  But maybe it does.

Comment by Daniel W on November 22, 2012 at 11:49am

Amer, you are right, the epiphyllum is very fragrant.  The segments are also very easy to root.  I just let them dry for a day then insert them into potting soil and water only when it dries out. 

Comment by amer chohan on November 22, 2012 at 8:04am

Sentient night blooms are usualy vibrantly fragrant. Is your Epiphlum flower fragrant?

Comment by amer chohan on November 22, 2012 at 7:55am

For Christmas cactus, epicactus. infact all coulmner cacti and opuntias you don't have to buy a new plant if it is growing closer by. One just need a leaf or cutting of it. In warm weather they develop roots in a week or so.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 21, 2012 at 9:27pm

Sentient, thanks for the details on your plant. Thanks for the pronunciation. I looked in serveral dictionaries on line and none of them helped. It is a bit of a tongue twister: schlum BERG era. OK got it 

Comment by Daniel W on November 21, 2012 at 7:52pm

Joan, that Epiphylum was about 5 years old in that pic.  I grew it from a cutting about a foot long.  They root really easily.  It's bigger now, I had to cut it back.  The blooms last a few hours.  They close in the early am.  the ephemeral aspect is part of the allure.

by the way it's schlumBERGera.  I think.  Although it was named for Frédéric Schlumberger, with emphasis on 1st syllable.


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