Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

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Comment by Joan Denoo on June 18, 2018 at 8:41pm

Your garden looks healthy and full of promise for delicious eating. 

I am still learning how to grow in a greenhouse. I discovered all the wrong ways to design and care for plants last year; this year, I did a little better. I still do not have the energy for the raised beds in the meadow.  Perhaps, next year I will plan and implement my ideas for the far northern climate better. 

I wish I had Patricia and Rick to guide me along the way. 

Comment by Patricia on June 18, 2018 at 7:23pm


We spent the afternoon there, & they have a restaurant too, so being in the middle of nowhere, it was great to have a place to eat, & have a coffee.

Yes, I've read about the gingko, but not much about the monkey tree.

Comment by Loam Gnome on June 18, 2018 at 7:15pm

Patricia, I would love to go to a fossil museum. One of these days..

In my garden, I also have a number of ginkgo trees, which were also known from their fossil history, before they were known in person, and which were also found in China.  I tried growing Monkey Puzzle tree, which is also a living fossil, but it died.  So I'm happy with what I'm growing.

Comment by Patricia on June 18, 2018 at 7:12pm

That's beautiful, Daniel. Good to know some of its history too.

We visted Drumheller Alberta, & the dinosaur museum there....the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Amazing feeling to hold 65 million year old bones in our hands.

Comment by Loam Gnome on June 18, 2018 at 7:00pm

The dawn redwood photo didn't load.  Trying again.

Dawn Redwoods were discovered in 1948 in Modaoxi, Hubei, China.  Before that, they were known from fossils from the Cretaceous to Miocene eras.  There were Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, and Velociraptors during the Cretaceous era, so these trees have grown for a long time.

Comment by Patricia on June 18, 2018 at 6:49pm

Yes, we hope we don't have another evacuation to muck up the gardening again.

I love water sounds, & sitting in the gazebo with a coffee or a cold beerless is so nice. Such a nice stress reliever. 

Rick will get some video in the greenhouse later as its well over 30*C today & its wicked inside there.

Love the flowers, & I like lima beans but haven't even thought of growing them.

I've just had my 13th anniversary from cancer, but still have some effects from the treatments.

Comment by Loam Gnome on June 18, 2018 at 6:39pm

Patricia, Rick's garden is impressive! I can't grow some of those things. Some I can. Aren't water features nice? We have one too, a series of old-looking jugs with water pouring from one to the other. Those sounds are peaceful. You have a nice garden!

These medical issues can complicate gardening, can't they?  My cancer doesn't help, with fatigue and aches, but I manage. 

Today and yesterday I planted the last of the seeds.  THey could have gone in a month ago, but I wasn't ready.  Cleome, bachelor's buttons, and some cosmos.  Bush baby limas.  I don't know how they will do, I expect fast growth since it's hot now.

The Dawn Redwood tree (Metasequoia glyotostroboides, I think) , that I planted about Oct 2016, is growing nicely.  The big problem in my yard is deer, who do't seem to eat it.  I keep the deer fencing because bucks rub off young tree bark with their antlers.

Today I also cut the scapes off of the garlic plants.  Those plants don't look great, but maybe that's how they are supposed to look.  I think in July, coming soon, it's time to pull them up.

Comment by Patricia on June 18, 2018 at 5:31pm

Comment by Patricia on June 18, 2018 at 1:38pm

Love your new baby, Daniel!

Rick has got strawberries, melons, basil, parsley, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, beans, corn, peas, radishes, & onions on the go this year.

He has to have his defib/pacemaker implant replaced on July 5th, so he hopes it won't interfere with harvest during the recovery. Due to my other hip needing replacement, I can't walk out there to help out.

Comment by Loam Gnome on June 18, 2018 at 10:07am

Thank you Patricia.  This year I haven't been able to keep up as well, and the kitchen garden has some failures.  But still lots of good stuff.  Among other things, I'm also delivering for meals on wheels, and there's this litle guy to help me in the garden when he's bigger.


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