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 Annie Thomas on March 3, 2013 at 4:26pm

I haven't checked in for a few days, so I've been enjoying everyone's photos!  Dominic- it looks like you have a bunch of guinea pigs.  Are these pets?  Amer- I loved seeing the cacti you grow. And Sentient- I love hearing what others plant in their vegetable gardens.  Thank you all for sharing.

We are expecting a freeze here in North Central Florida tonight, so I've just come in from covering all my newly planted seeds.  I knew I should have waited until mid March, but I was too excited.  A typical rookie mistake, but I look forward to seeing what makes it through.  So far, only my radishes, a couple of beans, some of my quinoa and some corn has sprouted.  I hope they will be warm under the wadded up newspaper I placed under sheets.

Comment by Daniel W on March 3, 2013 at 3:24pm

Dominic, beautiful photos!  Paradise!

I was thinking of growing castor beans this year, but am also going to have honey bees.  I don't know if the nectar might be toxic, so won't grow them.  I also got rid of an oleander for the same reason.  Still, as you show, it's a beautiful plant!  All of your photos are awesome!

Amer, such beautiful cacti!  15 years to grow a small plant.  You have a lot of patience!


As for me, the air and soil temperature here is in the 40s F to 60s F.  Today I planted seeds for my 2nd vegetable raised bed, this time without a frost protecting cover - more snow peas, short rows of turnips, bok choy, Chinese cabbage, more radishes, spinach, mesclun, an heirloom lettuce called "Tennis ball".   Some scallions, including some old seeds of Evergreen Bunching onions, planted because I suspect they are not viable, but rather then throwing them away might as well give them a chance.  All of these are cold tolerant.  A row of Ixia at the end, just because. 


Photo from Tulipworld.com although mine were from the Fred Meyer store.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2013 at 2:26pm

Oh my goodness, Amer, these plants are beautiful! I have never seen images. You grow them? I am impressed. 

Comment by amer chohan on March 3, 2013 at 12:59pm

Yes Chris, Pelecyphoras though tiny in size are beautiful creatures, highly desired plants among collectors. it will take some 15 years to have a plant of that size. Here are some other examples

Comment by Plinius on March 3, 2013 at 12:43am

From your own garden, Amer? They're beauties! I like the tiny fernleaf patterns on the body very much.

Comment by amer chohan on March 2, 2013 at 11:44am

Pelecyphora Aselliormis

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 2, 2013 at 11:26am
Dominic, what a wonderful diversity of plants you have. I enjoy your photos so much, especially seeing your critters. Our snow is almost gone; it remains only in shaded areas. We had three days of snow last week and this week we expect to be in the 50s day and at freezing at night. The new season begins and is my favorite time of year. Thanks, you bring the growing season to me all year long.
Comment by amer chohan on February 28, 2013 at 9:50am

I liked the agression of the pigon.

Comment by Plinius on February 28, 2013 at 2:24am

Thanks Dominic!

Comment by Dominic Florio on February 27, 2013 at 11:03pm

This one will have the canary-blurry but cute:


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