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 Thomas Murray on July 1, 2017 at 2:22pm

   Being an avid gardener and outdoor person I think this group would be a good place to announce that a total sun eclipse will be in the U.S. in August, 2017. The eclipse path will start in Pacific Ocean and enter Salem,Or..... and continue across U.S.  to arrive at Charleston, SC and then out into the Atlantic Ocean.


In your state, Ky, the total eclipse can be fully viewed in Hopkinsville, KY.

Many people are reserving camping spots near the eclipse path.

More information can be read here:


Comment by Randall Smith on June 30, 2017 at 7:24am

Good news, Daniel! Me thinks it's the garden work that's keeping you going, not the meds!

We got an inch of welcomed rain overnight. I never heard a thing.

Comment by kathy: ky on June 29, 2017 at 11:52pm
Daniel, that's a lovely color. I have two Leo yellow colour ones. They are my favorite. Then some that are so Yello they look like gold. Some that are tagged as red but they look more like rust and the orange ones that are common everywhere. And one black one that will turn purple in a few years. I had a green calla lilly which was pretty but almost impossible to see the bloom. It turned a lovely pink with a little green trim. I wish I had taken a picture of it :(
Comment by Daniel W on June 29, 2017 at 8:16pm

Thanks fir the comments.  The Dr visit did go well, still NED no evidence of disease in the scan.  That means continue maintenance daily oral chemo, which I have been doing for 4 years now.    I took light rail train there and back, much less stress and more fun, than driving.

Back to the garden, thanks!  I am enjoying discovering what the new daylily hybrids look like.  As for naming, if I do, maybe something different, like using a hummingbird species, or butterfly.  Im sure they will never go commercial  so a name might not be worth it.

Its now cherry picking time.  Not enough yet for a pie, so I bought fresh apricots from Winco and made a pie from them.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 29, 2017 at 12:46pm

Oregon Health & Science University

I hope everything goes well! Please keep us informed!

Your daylily is beautiful! Are you going to name it? I like the yellow, touched by apricot and the suggestion of ripple in its edge. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 29, 2017 at 11:22am

Mad Scientist, I like your Dallies, especially the Luxury Lace.  It's beautiful.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 29, 2017 at 6:08am

I've seen a couple of garter snakes (maybe the same one) in my yard recently. Hopefully, it will get a mole or chipmunks.

How did your doctor visit go, Daniel?

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 29, 2017 at 5:50am


Comment by Daniel W on June 28, 2017 at 10:22pm

Here is the blossom from another daylily that resulted from my  playing the mad scientist.  The first came out as a pale pink, somewhat narrow petaled flower.  This one is more apricot color, rounder flower with a little ruffle in the petals.  More compact plant, I think worth keeping to see what it does in the long run.

Comment by Daniel W on June 28, 2017 at 10:40am

Poor snake!

Probably no garden work today.  Yesterday I was outside watering for a couple of hours.  For young trees, I have 5 gallon plastic buckets with a 1/4  in hole drilled in the bottom.  It drains over an hour.  I fill the buckets, come by later and move it to other side of tree, fill again.  For vegetables, I just water with shower attachment on nozzle to soak.

This week Ive been weading, cleaning up flower border, and mulching with ground up bark.  Its becomjng low maintenance, mostly Spring bulbs, sedums, sempervivums, daylilies, and a few milkweeds.

Today I venture into the heart of Portland for an appointment at OHSU.  Not expecting anything dramatic.  I will take a sandwich and ride light rail to the clinic.


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