Godless in the garden

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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.

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!

Discussion Forum

Cover crops: Gabe Brown

Started by Joan Denoo 15 hours ago. 0 Replies

Geodesic Dome Greenhouses

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Monday. 1 Reply

GARDEN HOSE PROBLEM

Started by Dominic Florio. Last reply by Daniel W Jul 5. 14 Replies

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

That last post should read bee flowers not beer flowers. 

Comment by Daniel W 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 W 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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