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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.

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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 4, 2016 at 12:18pm

Daniel, HAPPY LAST DAY OF WORK!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 4, 2016 at 12:17pm

Daniel, I have never grafted;  you inspire me to give it a try. Experimenting is one of my great pleasures. We had a snifter of snow and hail yesterday afternoon and terrible storms. Laura drove me to Spokane for a routine CT scan and in the 40+ miles, we went in and out of the extremely heavy rain and hail storms. Ended up with blue skies when we walked into Cancer Care Northwest. 

Comment by Daniel W on March 3, 2016 at 8:28pm
Joan, the house was built on 63, and I imagine the tree was planted by the first owners. There are a couple of dead branches for me to remove, but I think it's a beautiful tree.

These week I collected scion from the tree in a attempt to start s new one. For rootstock, I used a volunteer cherry seedling, probably sweet cherry. Who knows if it will take.
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2016 at 1:07pm

That main Cherry trunk is huge. Do you have any idea how old it is, Daniel?

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2016 at 1:06pm

Your Japanese cherry is lovely. It looks very much like my Kwanzan Cherry in Spokane. We have few such trees of this nature in the forest. There are some on home sites and they look as though they are carefully tended. I will get some flowering stock eventually and the only limit is water. 

We have a native syringa vulgaris that grows in the conifers and they are not yet blooming. I miss the natural early bulbs and will see if I can get some that naturalise. I will start with your suggestions, Daniel, daffodil, Camassia, hyacinths, and fritillaria. I grow all of these in Spokane. 

Comment by Daniel W on March 3, 2016 at 12:24pm
This is growth from the rootstock of an aged Japanese cherry. Much earlier compared to the main tree. I leave them there because I think they are so pretty and early.

Comment by Daniel W on March 1, 2016 at 3:04pm

Rain storm, chill, stormy right now.  March is in like a lion.

Another reason to grow fava beans.  Apparently, working around the flowers is intoxicating - literally.    I wonder if that is true.

Comment by Daniel W on March 1, 2016 at 3:02pm

Joan, I think each region has it's blessings and challenges.  You will get flowers and greens soon!

My deer don't eat daffodil flowers.  They also avoid Camassia, hyacinths, and fritillaria.  They, or rabbits, eat grape hyacinths, tulips like candy.  Violets are blooming now, small but nice.  Something eats all of the hyacinthoides (Spanish bluebells) which is strange, considering they are listed as invasive and most people complain about how they take over.

Friday is the last work day.  This past week, plus, of "terminal vacation", I admit, is nice.  I feel like I'm starting to discover who I am, again.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 29, 2016 at 1:27am

Daniel, you are weeks ahead of us in Newport and Spokane, Not a sign of buds and only a little green peeking through the ground. We don't have spring bulb in Newport; it seems the deer eat them at the first showing. Our Generation Garden has peonies and iris and the deer seem to leave them alone.  
March is the BIG MONTH for you; only one day left to work! I am jubilant for you! I look forward to some smart ass comments as you have time to think about the state of political affairs. Perhaps, it would be better for you to stay away from reading and listening to the turkeys make their racket in the news and tend to your garden, bees, cooking, and enjoying our company.

Happy Retirement!  

Comment by Daniel W on February 27, 2016 at 8:38pm

Nice to have signs of Spring in the yard.

Randy you may decide to stay in Florida!

 

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