Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

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

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Welcome to Eden!

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!

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 7, 2013 at 4:42pm

I wrote to Great Garden Plants and Stepables.com for "tread-able" or "step-able" plants and received this answer:

Isotoma or Blue Star Creeper: 




Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’

Angelina Stonecrop
USDA Zone: 3-9
Plant number: 1.485.430

A terrific low evergreen groundcover for sunny areas with poor dry soil. This forms a trailing mat of succulent golden-yellow leaves. Clusters of yellow starry flowers appear during the summer. When planted in containers or on a wall this develops a beautiful cascading habit. Plants may be pruned back at any time if they get too large. Foliage sometimes develops beautiful amber tones in the autumn and winter. Does well in large rock gardens where the plants can be given room to spread. Best with occasional to no foot traffic. Drought tolerant. Registered with COPF: royalty required for propagation.


Some of these don't seem to be very "tread-able" to me, but at least it is a list of some possibilities. 

Oh, 6" of new snow since last night, and temperature 36 degrees F. now. Flooding and mud will be next. Spring is going to get here! Hopefully the snow will remain in the mountains for our summer water source. 


Comment by Joan Denoo on January 7, 2013 at 12:28pm

Chris, aren't natural processes grand! All the beauty, bounty, energy that exists in and on Earth, and much of it we don't even see. Just now we have 6 new inches of snow since last night and the temperature rises to above freezing as I type. OH DEAR, we are going to see the power of flooding water soon. 
The Spokane River exists because of a fault line that was cracked open because of volcanism, then the Ice Age filled it with ice, the river gorge deepened and widened because of Ice Age floods, and now we have a  beautiful river cascading through our city. It is time to go to the river and hear, feel, and see the forces of nature at work. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 7, 2013 at 12:20pm
Amer, what a lovely thing to say. Yes, we in the USA do not understand the power of myth in your country. My perception is that myth as history or sociology or philosophy is a wonderful thing. When it gets tangled in with government it corrupts both.
Wherever I lived or travelled, I always tried to get away from tourist places and walked the streets of Istanbul, east and west Berlin, Kenai Alaska when it was still a fishing village, and Baturiti Indonesia, and many points in between. Having those splendid experiences taught me how many USA citizens hold a provincial view life.
Amer, I am grateful for people such as yourself who are willing to share experiences and beliefs. We need you.
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 7, 2013 at 12:08pm

Dominic Florio, I agree, the tree reclaimed its rightful place and your words perfectly state the important point, nature overcomes buildings made by humans in the end. I wonder how Trump Tower will look when nature takes over once again 

Comment by Dominic Florio on January 7, 2013 at 10:46am

In Fort Desoto Park, Florida, a ficus had grown over the fort and over the path to the otherside.  I was in awe of it as I always am with strangler figs/banyans and their relatives.  Then during a visit, I saw that the tree had been removed.  There was a sign explaining that the fort was in danger of eventually being destroyed by the tree.  I would love to see a sign there that states, "This is the site of Fort Desota, which has returned to nature and been replaced by this beautiful tree."

Comment by amer chohan on January 7, 2013 at 6:57am

  and put away old myths and delusions. 

Joan! living in the society like mine, one can't get away from the myths. It comes in so many unaviodable forms. It is even the part of curriculum I teach. Even while saying hello and goodbys.

Wether you have noticed or not there are not many active non-Americans on Nexus. Reason for my hanging on is that it is only place for me where I can get away from the Myth arround me. I am personaly thankful to you because you are the person who is making this hanginging about easy.

Comment by Plinius on January 7, 2013 at 12:25am

I love those trees taking their own back, Joan! It always makes my day when I see a dandelion breaking the concrete.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 6, 2013 at 4:38pm

That is a gorgeous shrub, Sentient; so healthy and BIG! great scene!

Comment by Daniel W on January 6, 2013 at 3:09pm

Joan - you are amazing!  That Viburnum tinus is a perfect match!  You are fast!  Thanks, now I know.  I like virburnums but did not know there were winter blooming evergreen cultivars.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 6, 2013 at 3:00pm

Amer, you stated, "My wife says God is punishing the infidel this winter by opening the heavens again and again and destroying his cactus. Do Gods in America behave in this cheep manner too?"

I, and many others do not believe god/s exists, although there are many who want us to be quiet and stop rattling our cages. they don't want us to tell others there is no god and we do not have to submit and obey, that we have a mind that evolved over many billions of years and the purpose of our mind is to think, reason, grow in knowledge, and put away old myths and delusions. 


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