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Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees, backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, & composters!

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If you like to dig in the dirt, grow flowers, putter around the yard, dig in the kitchen garden, raise backyard hens, or just like daydreaming about the garden, this is the place.

Many topics have been discussed in the archive.  Revive a topic by adding your 2¢ or start a new topic.

Everyone likes photos of the garden, so if you like to share photos of your prize dahlia, your favorite hen, or your first tomato, go right ahead!

Discussion Forum

How to Store Nuts

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Feb 23. 3 Replies

Himalayan rhododendrons blooming 3 months early

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 22. 4 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 12, 2012 at 11:29pm

I love spurge and have several varieties; I know it can take over. Given the soil conditions where you have it, seems like a great choice for that spot. The wall is lovely, and looks like a good "sitting" wall. Beautiful plants and great design! I can tell, you like loveliness. 

Comment by Steph S. on April 12, 2012 at 11:27pm
I just love the picture you posted Sentient! I wish I was there right now. You have a lovely yard. Breathtaking. Charlie is a handsome dog too.
Comment by Daniel W on April 12, 2012 at 11:00pm

Hi Joan, thank you for your comment!  The plant that you ask about is a prostrate spurge - probably should pull it out since they can be invasive, but that location is dry clay and not much else grows there.  The retaining wall allowed me to expand the usable area by converting a steep hill into a terraced bed that now contains shrubs, flowers, flowering trees and a Japanese plum.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 12, 2012 at 10:49pm

This scene is just lovely, with the stone or block wall in the background, beautiful greens and yellows and handsome Charlie enjoying it all. Do I see Alchemilla 'mollis', Common Name: “Lady's Mantle” on the right side? Whatever, it is a pretty color. 

Comment by Daniel W on April 12, 2012 at 10:36pm

My fruit trees are blooming.  First the peaches and Asian plums.  I have several genetic dwarf peaches - they grow at most 6 ft tall.  Unfortunately they seem to be California-adapted and don't do well here.  The flowers may have frosted.  We'll know soon.  The Asian plums may also have lost their embryonic fruits, but I looked very close and just maybe there are some viable babies.   Now the sweet cherries are blooming, and pears, and a European cherry.  Next, apples, pie cherries, and grapes.  And mulberries -yum.  Meanwhile, we've had 2 rhubarb pies, and enough on the plant for about 20 more.

Here is my buddy Charlie with 2 sweet cherries.  I prune them drastically every summer to dwarf them.  The method ("Backyard Orchard Culture"  was developed for California, but I've discovered it works great for fruits here in SW Washington.  

Comment by Steph S. on April 11, 2012 at 7:36pm
http://texasapplevalley.com/
Yeah you can grow apples in Texas
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/nativeshrubs/mahonia...
Agarita information -- native Texas plant
Comment by Steph S. on April 11, 2012 at 7:00pm
Cool pictures Dallas .. I will check out that site.
Yes in my yard I have a variety of things .. Apple trees and pomegranates, grape vines. Agaritas, berries, etc. I also have Purple Martin houses and plants for hummingbirds with bird baths and such.
Comment by Steph S. on April 11, 2012 at 12:02am
I'm enjoying your plant pictures Dallas. The yard has weeds now since the rain .. So I have to go and weed eat soon. I have many grape vines and pomegranates and some apple trees and blackberries. I'll have to get some pictures to post here.
Comment by Daniel W on April 2, 2012 at 9:21pm

Sandi, when I was a kid I used to grow carrots from the tops of grocery carrots.  I also still grow potatoes from sprouted potato eyes.  Some of those suggestions are fun for kids, but not so great for gardening - if you don't have a lot of room, it's better to grow named varieties of tomatoes.  The exception is heirloom varieties, which do grow true from saved seeds.  I didn't know about the lentils, and I LOVE lentils - wonder if they are worth the garden space?

Comment by Sandi on April 2, 2012 at 6:35am

Spring Gardening: Tomatoes, Celery and 8 Other Foods You Can Regrow From Scraps:

http://www.stylelist.com/2012/04/01/zombie-gardening-10-foods_n_139...

 

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