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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

DIY Green House and a Chicken Coop?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Saturday. 2 Replies

Cover crops: Gabe Brown

Started by Joan Denoo Jul 19. 0 Replies

Geodesic Dome Greenhouses

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 17. 1 Reply

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Comment by Joan Denoo 3 hours ago

Kathy, thank you for the information about Moon Flowers. That led me to nigh blooming plants. A wonderful idea. I know just where I will sow those seeds. It is an annual this far north, but the literature stated it will grow and blossom in a season. 

Comment by kathy: ky 5 hours ago
Daniel, there is a moon flower vine that's much like a morning glory but the flowers bloom at night and are small. The moon flower bush is far more beautiful and the flowers are huge. The bush is also easy to trim back and keep under control while the vine gets wild and puts out seeds that take years to get rid of. Very much like morning glory vines do in this area.
Comment by Daniel W 11 hours ago

I have a blue hydrangea.  I cant think of other blue flowers in my garden right now.  In the Spring, hyacinthoides, muscari, camassia, and hyacinths.

Comment by Joan Denoo 11 hours ago

Oh~ my mistake, Daniel, I found this site from you and reposted. 

I have trouble finding blues for my gardens, and the one they show on the "Borrowed genes" article is not something I want. There is a photo deeper into the article that has some very pretty blues. I'll have to be careful when I order to make sure I get a color I want. 

Comment by Joan Denoo 12 hours ago

Borrowed genes give mums the blues

Thanks to "Naonobu Noda, of the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization in Tsukuba, Japan, and colleagues were surprised to find that inserting only two borrowed genes into chrysanthemums created blue flowers. One gene, from Canterbury bells, got the enzyme process started; the other, from butterfly peas, further tweaked the pigment molecules."
Borrowed genes give mums the blues"

Comment by Daniel W 12 hours ago

Spud, I knew you would like potatoes!  Dug a few more mounds today, Red Norland.  Idaho Russets are starting to die down, probably ready in a few weeks.

Now we can have blue chrysanthemums, thanks to genetic engineering.  Science News

Im not that crazy about blue flowersm myself.
Comment by Idaho Spud 13 hours ago

Home grown potatoes every day.   Makin' me jealous with those tasty tubers.

Comment by Daniel W 15 hours ago

Kathy, I haven't raised moon flowers.  Are they like morning glorys, only maybe bigger, and white? I have raised morning glories.

Sweet corn has tassles and silks now.  Maybe there will be some after all.

We got more plums and mulberries this week.  It's strange, now that I'm getting more fruit, I seem to have less taste for sweet food.  Hasn't gone away completely, but not as much.

The onions, that I grew from seeds this winter, are huge.  I've never seen such big onions.  Interesting.

I eat potatoes every day.  Now all of them are home grown.  It's a nice feeling.

Comment by Randall Smith 20 hours ago

I've never heard of a moonflower. I'll have to google it.

It's finally dried out enough where I can do some garden weeding. My beets were "hidden", not only because of the weeds, but rabbits love beet leaves.

I've allowed spinach to go to seed. And did you know you can eat the seed pods of radish plants gone to seed? They taste just like regular radishes.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan yesterday

Kathy - I love moonflowers. Don't have any here, but a friend back in the Midwest who was a landscaper had some wonderful specimens. I'd say they're magical but I guess that's not politically correct for atheists.

 

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