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!

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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

Insectary

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Annie Thomas 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

Bunga Bakawali or Tan Hua (Epiphyllum oxypetallum)

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 21. 13 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 21. 7 Replies

Compost

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Sep 20. 4 Replies

"Healthy Soil Microbes / Healthy People"

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 20. 26 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

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Comment by Sentient Biped on April 26, 2014 at 9:14pm

KIng, you got me on that one.  I googled on piss elm, and saw references to Chinese elm.  Some references said the burning wood smelled like urine.  Anyway, I thought I knew trees, but this is a first to me.

I imagine you would kill them same as any other tree, by cutting them down.  

Comment by king on April 26, 2014 at 9:15am
Oh and the wood is useless other then firewood and when it goes across a saw mill it smells like piss that's where the name comes from
Comment by king on April 26, 2014 at 9:11am
The piss elm is a hybrid that is not killed by the Dutch and spreads like wild fire it is nothing like the native elm trees it is very messy and will kill other trees if left alone
Comment by Plinius on April 26, 2014 at 3:57am

I can't imagine why, but I have no help to offer; the Dutch elm disease killed most elms here and there are not many left.

Comment by king on April 26, 2014 at 2:25am
Remove it from the planet I hate these trees
Comment by Plinius on April 26, 2014 at 1:33am

What do you want to do with it?

Comment by king on April 25, 2014 at 3:35pm
Ok has anybody ever delt with a type of tree commonly called the piss elm tree
Comment by Sentient Biped on April 25, 2014 at 10:44am
Joan. that is wonderful! I love having a freshly prepared garden bed to fill with whatever I want to grow! It's like wn artist's canvas, ready for painting.

Bergenias are nice plants. Slugs like them too much on my side of the Cascades. but I like them anyway.
Comment by Joan Denoo on April 25, 2014 at 12:44am

Well, I leave you today with photos from my garden that Cary took. 

Do you remember that scruffy south box and garden of late winter? It has been neglected for a year while I danced with cancer. 

Well, here it is this morning after I spent two days cleaning it out: 

Here is Cary's front border planted with his choice from my back garden, of bergenia, otherwise known as Pig's ears. He has full charge of the front garden. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 24, 2014 at 11:49pm

I just opened "History of honeybees". I will have a treat waiting for me when I read it tomorrow. My eyes are too tired just now. I glanced at the photos and was impressed with the photo:

Mesolithic rock painting of a honey hunter harvesting honey and wax from a bees nest in a tree. At Cuevas de la Araña. ca 8000 to 6000 BC)

The oldest large production facility for producing honey identified to date is from Iron Age Tel Rehov, in the Jordan Valley of northern Israel. At this site a large facility of unfired clay cylinders contained the remains of honey bee drones, workers, pupae and larvae.

Fascinating! 

 

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