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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: 173
Latest Activity: 58 minutes 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

Good plants that volunteer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Plinius 58 minutes ago. 16 Replies


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


Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 2. 1 Reply

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 Annie Thomas on March 25, 2013 at 9:37pm

Wishing you the very best Sentient!  I will anxiously await news that all is well.  Stay clear of the jello, and if your nurse has the last name of Ratched... by all means, request another! ;-)

Comment by Daniel W on March 25, 2013 at 7:49pm

Well everyone, early tomorrow am I'll be in the land of the non-conscious, having a surgeon work on me.  This forum is a place of friendship and comfort to me, and I value all of you.  Once I have computer access afterwards, I'll update you.  That could be a couple of days.  Best wishes to all.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 24, 2013 at 2:18pm

Dallas, thanks for those beautiful photos. Dominic, your garden is so refreshing, please do keep us up to date throughout the seasons.  

Comment by Dominic Florio on March 24, 2013 at 2:17pm

Yes my Platycerium does live outside all year.  Yes it can freeze very easily, but attached to the live oak, it is in a micro climate.  I have never had it damaged.  I do know of people who have had to build tents around theirs.  It depends on where you position the plant.  That is the trick to many tropicals in Florida.  It also depends on age.  Many plants will die in a freeze, but if you can get them to grow for a few years and put on some size, they will do much better.     My goal is to constantly create islands of plants, which are micro climates for the plants and sanctuaries for wildlife, who can move easily from one island to another.  The tighter I plant and the more I mulch, the better protected the plants become.  This means dealing with weeds.  It is just a fact of life.  When they get really big, they are easily pulled and I feed them to the chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits, and goats.

Comment by Dominic Florio on March 24, 2013 at 2:03pm

Today it comes in a lot of colors and with variegated leaves, which is my favorite.  I am a sucker for anything with variegation.  It is very thorny and birds love to nest in it.  One of my future projects is to increase my Bouganvilla plants.

Comment by Daniel W on March 24, 2013 at 10:06am

Chris, the clivias are beautiful!  We grow them too.  So dramatic and durable.  We let them go dry for the winter, then start watering in spring. Thank you for posting!

Comment by Plinius on March 24, 2013 at 7:30am

Isn't it nice that we have an atheist flower? Clivia miniata or kaffir lily: kaffir is Arabic for unbeliever. Mine flowers like mad.

Comment by Plinius on March 24, 2013 at 2:02am

I love your garden, Dominic! Can your Platycerium live outside the whole year round?

I'll upload some pictures of my ´garden´, when it turns green -  it's a long wait for spring this year.

Comment by Dominic Florio on March 24, 2013 at 12:42am

Wow!  Happy and safe cats as well as happy and safe birds.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 24, 2013 at 12:31am

Thanks Dominic. Lots of ideas for keeping cats in and out. Now here is a doozie ... must be real cat lovers:

the walkway to the new cat sanctuary

This walkway from house to garden really indicates a devotion to their cats! 


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