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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Welcome to Eden!

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


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.


Tomatoes.  Myths and truths

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

Discussion Forum

The Broadfork Chicken MIRACLE

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Oct 8. 4 Replies

What Killed My Chicken - How To Know

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Sep 28. 2 Replies

Polluting Yourself with Leaf Blowers

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Daniel Wachenheim Sep 22. 6 Replies

Willow tree

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 15. 12 Replies

Front yard gardening. Edible Estates.

Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by k.h. ky Sep 15. 14 Replies

Archer Strawberry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 15. 2 Replies

Deer Fence Installed! But Where's the Mulch?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Sep 6. 1 Reply

My Farm Failures - Revealed Justin Rhodes

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 15. 2 Replies

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Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on September 22, 2016 at 8:55am

I found settings on my new Samsung tablet to turn off the spell check.  It was as bad as Apples.  It will take a while to figure out but dropping and breaking the I-pad might be a blessing.

Chris, there are some beers made with flowers.  :-)  I suppose I could grow hops.

Thanks Randy for the complement.  This is my third attempt at getting this border into shape, and this time I think it will turn out nice.  Now I started with the other border, which isn't as bad.  I divided some big daylilies, removed some non-performers, uncrowded some things that were too close together.  There is more to do but it is started.

The experiments there are, I added some milkweed.  Web sites say it can't be transplanted, but maybe it can in the fall when it's not growing actively.    Honeybees were all over the milkweed flowers this summer, and they were very fragrant and unusual.  I will also collect milkweed seeds when they are mature.  I added a horsetail plant, that might be weedy but we will see.  They are fun to look at.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 22, 2016 at 6:55am

Daniel posted photos on his garden blog site if you want to see what he's talking about. Very impressive! It gives me some incentive to work on my "wild" area. It's gotten out of control.

Comment by Plinius on September 22, 2016 at 4:48am

Beer flowers sound enjoyable!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 22, 2016 at 12:34am

Thanks for the clue, I hadn't figured it out yet. I hope you have as much fun with my spell check errors, Daniel and Spud, as I have with yours. We are all in this boat together, it seems. 

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on September 21, 2016 at 6:52pm

That last post should read bee flowers not beer flowers. 

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on September 21, 2016 at 6:36pm

Well, I've been out in the yard all day.  Beautiful Indian summer day.  I added some finishing touches to the flowerbed rehab I've been doing - flower border #1.  That one is now a rock garden with big stones.   The theme has been re-use.  Very big stones taken from an old koi pond, crocosmia from divisions from my old yard, ditto for sedums, oriental poppies, sempervivums, and daylilies.  I added some echinacea and lambs ears (Stachys byzantia) that I found on the All-Dried-Out-Looking-Dead-90%-off-table at Home Depot and Fred Meyer, and I'm finishing a stone path.  Now moving on to flower border #2.  Same theme.  Goal is easy maintenance, dry tolerant, and some beer flowers. 

The sale plants really perked up.  They were root bound so I cut off the encircling roots, cut several slices into the root ball, and have been watering well.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 20, 2016 at 6:06pm

Thanks Daniel.  I'll try that.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on September 20, 2016 at 6:01pm
Spud, if your autocorrect is like mine, you can go to SETTINGS, then select KEYBOARD, then turn on or off various things like autocorrect. You might be able to adjust text size or boldness, which I find helpful.
Comment by Idaho Spud on September 20, 2016 at 4:02pm

Here's the quarry where I get my sand and gravel:

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 20, 2016 at 3:32pm

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