Godless in the garden

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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: 168
Latest Activity: 6 hours ago

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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 no particular order:
Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.
What's your gardening style?
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Wild Parsnip - It can burn skin.
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Squirrels.
bees.
Cheap gardening.
Buy locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.
Grow lots of fruits in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.

Discussion Forum

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Sep 7. 4 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 27. 2 Replies

Sugar Baby

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 11 Replies

Evans Bali cherry

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 4 Replies

Asparagus

Started by Čenek Sekavec. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 23. 4 Replies

Some pictures from my garden

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 26. 7 Replies

The Next Green Revolution May Rely on Microbes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jun 30. 2 Replies

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Comment by k.h. ky on June 18, 2014 at 10:02am
Not gall. Whatever it isis boring iinto the wood. And it's on the maple trees too.
Comment by Randall Smith on June 18, 2014 at 7:25am

I get large gall growths on my oak tree. Doesn't appear to harm the tree. I have many honeybees in my persimmon and basswood trees now! And with clover in my yard, they're having a veritable feast!

Comment by Plinius on June 18, 2014 at 1:09am

:-) Sentient, when you find spores on the flowers you know it's Delphinium. Spores are the useless looking long extensions, one on each flower. I found the name larkspur - is that the name you use?

Comment by BarbaraSATX on June 17, 2014 at 9:14pm
Comment by k.h. ky on June 17, 2014 at 8:56pm
Their on the maple trees too.
Comment by k.h. ky on June 17, 2014 at 8:55pm
Does anyone know what a large cluster of, small, bugs could be on my oak trees?? They're on the bark. When I took a photo they came out looking like tiny yellow jackets.
I've spent the past few hours searching the internet and still can't find them.??
Comment by BarbaraSATX on June 17, 2014 at 8:35pm

Joan, ironically enough went out with Rio awhile ago - and my lantana plant has what appears to be powdery mildew on it!  Went back online to do further reading.  Discovered there a many different fungi that cause it, but all do their best in high humidity and moderate temps - and here I am in the middle of both.  Aphids apear to be the major carrier of it as you obviously know. Currently only on one plant and I'm going to spray it to hopefully keep from entire plant. 

Comment by Sentient Biped on June 17, 2014 at 7:49pm

A belated thanks to Chris who identified my weed - or volunteer flower - photo as delphinium.  I am not sure.  It's much tinier flower than the delphiniums I have seen.  On the other hand, this one is wild and the ones I have seen were tame.  So maybe!  Anyway, thanks!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 17, 2014 at 5:41pm

king, I understand your dismay with the way the USA is going. You take on a real adventure and being young, you probably have the stamina to make such a move. Be sure to keep in touch when you do go and let us know if it is any better in New Zealand. They do have more environmentally friendly policies, as I understand it. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 17, 2014 at 5:39pm

Barbara, very good ideas. I like the vinegar, baking soda and salt idea. That makes life much easier. 

Thanks for the recipe for soda fungicide. Yes, powdery mildew is one of the problems. Another is that is persistent is shotgun or artillery fungus. I have it because I have wood chunks for my pathways, so I create my own problem. I don't want a stone or other materials. 

Yes, we have an excellent extension agent here attached to the horticulture research at Washington State University. They provide excellent support. 

 

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