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Godless in the garden

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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.
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Squirrels.
bees.
Cheap gardening.

Scientific Gardening.   The Informed Gardener.  The truth about garden remedies.
Buy locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.
Grow lots of fruits in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.

Discussion Forum

Permaculture, Bill Mollison

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 16. 0 Replies

Plant Labels

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

Design with Nature

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 6. 0 Replies

Sepp Holzer´s Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Nov 6. 1 Reply

Permaculture, John D. Liu

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 3. 8 Replies

Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Nov 3. 2 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 2. 4 Replies

A texas garden I never thought I would see!

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 30. 4 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 29. 10 Replies

What the heck is hugelkultur? How does it save water?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 29. 8 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 8, 2014 at 6:26pm

Barbara, I had never hear of Goeff Lawson either until I went on a hunt for information about permaculture. There are so many idea in his films, I have a notebook full of ideas that might work in my garden and with little technical skills. It looks like he has quite a good team working with him. Here is the first video I watched of him, I then downloaded #2, 3, &4.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on November 8, 2014 at 6:10pm

Chris, Your kitty is the same as mine :) I don't see your area as a sorry sight, rather Potential! is what I see and I imagine you are most eager to get back at it.  At least you have something to plan/dream about in the coming cold months. Container gardening begins with the very first pot!

Comment by Barbara Livingston on November 8, 2014 at 6:05pm

Daniel, simply beautiful. Are they all self-polinating? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 8, 2014 at 5:37pm

Randy, I was able to take a sneak peak at Groundbreaking Food Gardens, and it is chuck full of ideas. Many of them come through on the internet, and can be downloaded. Have you tried any of her ideas yet, or plan to. I enjoyed reading about her vertical garden using wooden warehouse pads. 

Daniel, your "little" orchard" looks like an awesome place to retire into. What a treasure you created. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 8, 2014 at 5:23pm

Chris, how wonderful your auntie can go to Spain for a week! Don't suppose you can hitch a ride and soak up some sun. Here's to good weather while she is there. And good weather for you, too. We expect a big frost to come in tomorrow, and I probably everyone will feel it the Northern Hemisphere sooner or later. Maybe the Netherlands will experience another Little Ice Age.

Your rooftop garden will welcome you in the spring and we will all have ideas for new plants and ways to grow them by then. The great winter gardening involves skimming through books of plants of all kinds. Your photo shows a scene waiting to happen again. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 8, 2014 at 1:25pm

How to Make a Food Forest Suburb, Michael Corbett used these landscape concepts 40 years ago in a condo complex.

The amazingly well-designed community, visited recently years after it was designed, evokes inspiration.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 8, 2014 at 1:00pm

Chris, hope you can enjoy your garden next season.

Comment by Daniel W on November 8, 2014 at 12:47pm

Today, my little orchard. Labeled for the ones in the photo. There are 25 fruit trees in a 5 X 5 grid. No two varieties the same. The largest persimmon is about 7 or 8 feet tall, from a bare-root mail-order tree 2 years ago. The biggest paw-paw is about 5 feet tall. I doubted they would grow at all. In various groups around my 2 acres, there are about 25 more fruit trees.

Most are under 3 years old. Some are older, but I moved them here 2 or 3 years ago. So only beginning to get a taste of fruit this year from some varieties. Some grew a lot in 2014, so conditions permitting, maybe there will be more than just a taste in 2015.

The only new addition this fall was a burgundy plum (Hollywood), grown from a cutting this Spring. It replaces a dead plum tree.
Comment by Daniel W on November 8, 2014 at 12:38pm

Chris, I hope you will have more time for your rooftop garden next year!  It is so peaceful ans soothing to putter in one's garden.

Comment by Plinius on November 8, 2014 at 10:10am

Roof garden: this pic is from August 2013. Today it's a sorry sight, with dead plants, weeds and broken containers, but I hope to start again in spring.

Care homes are generally not as good as Aunt's - we were very lucky there. Here are also homes where the old people lead the vegetable life for want of love and attention. Was that in "Awakenings" where someone said:"Here is our garden." pointing to a room full of comatose people...

 

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