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 sort of alphabetical order:
Aging.  Gardening with an older body.
bees.  insectary.  insectsbee gardening. Beneficial insects.  insects drive evolution

Compost.  herecontaminated compost.

Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.

Edible yard.  here  urban farmfront yards.
Growing Fruits

Folklore.

Fragrance and Scenthere.
Fruit growing.  in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.
Frugal gardening.  labels.

Gardening for future generations.  also permaculture, trees, historic varieties, soil

Hegelkultur here, here, here

Heritage and historic varieties.   heresources

locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.

Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.

PeppersHot peppers.

Permaculture MollisonFalk  Liu, Joan's IntroTransformation in 90 days, Perm Principles at work. Food forest, Holzer

Potatoes.  here.

Rooftop gardening.  here

Seed starting. starting spring crops.

Scientific Gardening.   The Informed Gardener.  The truth about garden remedies.

Soil and soil building - healthy soil microbes, mycelium, dirt is everything, soil analysissoil pH.
Squirrels.

Synergies.

Tomatoes.  Myths and truths

Trees.  Tree tunnels.  Ancient tree planting. Plant commemorative trees

Discussion Forum

Fruit Pests: Apricot

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Sunday. 3 Replies

Permaculture, Ben Falk

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 24. 1 Reply

Change, the only constant

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 16. 4 Replies

Change, the only constant

Started by Joan Denoo Jun 15. 0 Replies

Favorite Flowers

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Randall Smith Jun 8. 8 Replies

The Evolution of Ecological Consciousness

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 4. 1 Reply

Living in the forest

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 27. 6 Replies

Good plants that volunteer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 25. 17 Replies

Air-pots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W May 2. 2 Replies

Air-pots

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 2. 1 Reply

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 24, 2014 at 10:45pm

Squirrels made a real job on my arborvitae last year. I sat and watched as they broke off rather heavy green growths and pulled them into the shrub where they build beautiful nests. I was quite impressed with their engineering skills, even as I mourned the loss of some significant branches.
My neighbors seem to have a hate relationship with those vermins, even as I have an affectionate relationship with them. They play so joyfully, fight like great wrestlers, and perform the most amazing tricks to get to my bird feeders. I went to the hardware today to see if I can't rig up a system to keep the feeders in the trees. I watched as the squirrel came to the feeders and lifted them right off the hanger and dropped them to the ground.
Now, a rodent cant be smarter than I am, surely! I will see if I can out squirrel them. They watch me engineer this or that device and have it figured out before I finish building it.  

Comment by Daniel W on April 24, 2014 at 10:30pm
I have some animal resistant plants. So far they avoid buddleias, garlic, ginkgo, pine, scilla, daffodil, dandelions, crabgrass, most of the lilac growth, some of the weigelas, all of the smoke
trees and viburnums.... daisies, quackgrass, violets...
Comment by Daniel W on April 24, 2014 at 10:25pm
Somewhere i read rabbits can stretch in their hind legs to reach upward for more tender parts. I just lost all new growt wnd flowers from 2 new sweet cheeries that are only waist high, all low growth and flowers from 3 tart cherries, some leaves from the persimmon saplings.

The plums each have their own fence, and dwarf apples have their own fence. Its getting to be a bit much.

They are even eating onion leaves.
Comment by k.h. ky on April 24, 2014 at 10:14pm
Rabbits have been eating a lot of flowers and plants this week here. Every year they eat hostas. And a few flowering plants.
Comment by k.h. ky on April 24, 2014 at 10:11pm
Lol Daniel. Would squirrels do something like that? It's obviously been bitten but if it's rabbits I'm going to need a cannon to control them that size.
Comment by Daniel W on April 24, 2014 at 10:01pm
I think cutworms work lower.
I was very discouraged the week by deer damage. Damn giant rodents.
maybe you have giant rabbits?
Comment by k.h. ky on April 24, 2014 at 9:39pm
Does anyone know if it's to early for cut worms? Something cut a shrub back so badly l thought my g daughters had been at it with pruning shears. Whatever it was cut off stems as thick as pencils and about waste high. That rules out rabbits. It's not deer because it's cut crooked. Rabbits have been eating hostas so I know what that looks like.
Comment by Randall Smith on April 24, 2014 at 7:19am

Thanks, Daniel. My linden is just now budding leaves. It'll be another month before I have blossoms and bees.

Comment by Daniel W on April 23, 2014 at 8:33pm
Randall have fun drive careful. Eat some of the local cuisine.

Today my bee shipment came. I just got them settled in. This year I hope they have some good linden blossons and a few on the sourwood I pkanted ladt fall. If they just survive I will be happy.
Comment by Randall Smith on April 23, 2014 at 8:09am

I'll be taking a "retiree's vacation" starting the 25th of April. I'm going to Utah- the Moab and Arches N.P area to do a Wilderness Volunteer service (trail work) trip for a week. When I return, the garden will have sprouted, hopefully!

 

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