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Godless in the garden

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Comment by Michael Insertsurname on January 27, 2011 at 2:09pm

That's quite a lovely plant! I've only just gotten interested in orchids myself, and I'm a bit reluctant to get into it too much, as I've been told they're addictive.

I wish I could grow cherries, but we don't really get enough chilling hours for most varieties, only last week it got over 60 degrees. However, apriums and apricots I should be able to do here. I think plums have become my favorite fruit though, they taste wonderful, and at least for me they prove almost impossible to fail. Plus, with all the suckers they put out, I get plenty of free trees to expand!

One of my favorite things about plants, is they're definately the gift that keeps on giving.

Comment by Michael Insertsurname on January 27, 2011 at 12:57pm

Hi (y)all,

 

I'm new to both AtheistNexus, and to this group, and while I've joined several groups, this one will probably make up most of my activity on the site, as I'm a complete botany/agriculture addict.

I live just south of Atlanta, so I'm in a great region to grow just about anything (except for moisture/heat haters like pistachio trees and potatoes.)

In addition to growing outdoors, I'm currently renovating my garage to include an entire grow room for winter growing, and early seed starts to get a jump on things, and so far buying a light has been a great investment!

I'm attempting to grow some tropical fruit plants, such as guava and soursop, but I'd like to look into growing a vanilla orchid, and possibly a kava plant......if I can ever obtain a cutting.

I've also begun a backyard orchard, though it's only in it's second year now, with 2 fig trees, 2 apple trees, a native plum, Belle of Georgia peach, and several white pomegranate cuttings I took last fall. Since I live in a subdivision with only an acre total to work with, I'm interested in space saving measures, particularly espalier for some of my fence planted trees. Any advice on that is greatly appreciated!

 

Hope to hear from some of you, and thanks for having me!

Comment by Dejah Thoris on December 1, 2010 at 8:17pm
Orchids sound lovely. My other challenge is finding a spot where my birds won't chew them up. They love houseplants!
Comment by Dejah Thoris on November 30, 2010 at 4:47pm
I haven't been doing anything outside. I have a hard time making myself go out when it is cold. I would really like to grow some herbs inside. The trick is to find the time...
Comment by Sarah Walton on September 28, 2010 at 8:05am
I think I'll just head out there with a broom and rake one day. I saw one of my neighbors sweeping off his stairs, so I think I will follow suit. Maybe the trend will grow. :)
Comment by Judy Freedman on September 27, 2010 at 5:03pm
If you mow leaves they will turn into crumbs that disintegrate. No need to rake or wait or spread the compost.
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 27, 2010 at 2:31pm
Rake leaves and create compost piles. I deplore seeing all the yard waste going to the landfill when it could be turned into black gold! My garden flourishes because of the huge compost I spread each year. And my worms love it! So do birds.
Comment by Sarah Walton on September 24, 2010 at 2:15pm
I can't help but think I'd know my neighbors more if we didn't rely on a guy with a leaf blower to wander through the courtyard, making noise and exhaust for half an hour every two weeks to do the "gardening". I came across this, and it got me thinking:

http://www.communitygarden.org/index.php
Comment by Little Name Atheist on August 5, 2010 at 11:21am
I have never seen Dusty Millers bloom. I was going to guess Coreopsis before I read your comment.
Comment by Dejah Thoris on June 30, 2010 at 9:41am
I finally got my compost bin repaired and coon-proofed, yeah! Now I won't feel guiltly about all those food scraps going to waste.
 

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