Godless in the garden

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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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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

Folklore.

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.
Squirrels.

Synergies.

Tomatoes.  Myths and truths

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

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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!

Comment by Randall Smith on February 25, 2016 at 7:33am

Ruth, I've seen robins about all winter. Never before. And I mentioned the confused Sandhill cranes coming and going. Gotta be the climate change. My garden is now covered in snow. It better be gone by the time I return from Florida on March 6th!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 25, 2016 at 12:45am

We still have snow in the forest and the first signs of spring have not yet appeared. We drove to Spokane today and they are farther ahead than Newport, as is normal. The soil in the greenhouse measures above 52 degrees F; I planted some peas, beet, radishes, and brought some red wiggly worms for the compost bins. The solar panels began to work again once the sun rose over the tops of the forest. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 25, 2016 at 12:41am

Randy, that flooding, is it a curse or a blessing? The Nile floods renew and refresh the nutrients in the soil. What about your flood? Those pictures of the young seedlings make my back ache. I know how hard that work is. The photos present farming at its best. 

 

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