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Godless in the garden

Discussing all aspect of gardening.

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Comment by Randall Smith 3 hours ago

This group is certainly the most active group of all! Fun to read. I concur with all the responses.

Jotham, your veggie list looks familiar! And I, too, can't seem to grow parsnips. $3.00 in seeds wasted. I didn't plant carrots or radishes this year for some reason.

One of my cabbages split open, so I harvested it and fried it up with sausage for supper (with white sauce on top). Enjoying my sweet corn and tomatoes, also.

Had an odd occurrence when I discovered just one red plum on my tree. I also had only one apricot. Weird. No peaches or nectarines, and few transparent apples. Bad spring, I reckon.

Comment by Idaho Spud 4 hours ago

Patricia, I can relate to you in your lilac fort.  I used to secrete myself in the tall alfalfa that dad raised for the rabbits.

Comment by Idaho Spud 4 hours ago

I like the gladiolas as well, especially the dark ones.

Comment by Joan Denoo 12 hours ago

Loam Gnome, your glads are lovely; they evoke memories of my grandmother's garden. She had to dig them up each fall and replant them in the spring. Are you able to leave yours in the ground over winter?

Laura stopped by lawn watering today because I am using too much well water. I am glad I didn't plant the raised beds; they would have died from thirst by now. 

Comment by Patricia 12 hours ago

I just got the Demeter, so haven't tested it yet other than sniffing it, but the Pacifica is quite strong, & very long lasting.

Comment by Joan Denoo 12 hours ago

Patricia, thank you for the leads to these two lilac aromas that you like. I look forward to trying them. 

Comment by Patricia 14 hours ago

These two are about the best I have found, Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo 15 hours ago

Spud, If you had asked me that question 20 years ago, I would have replied going to the places where my ancestors lived in the U.S., Europe, and Central America, as well as to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, to interview women attempting to learn what their culture included, the roles of women in them today, and try to determine what the ancient women experienced. 

Asking that question of me today, I think I would still have my nose in history, political science, sociology, genealogy, and atheist material, piecing them together into a comprehensive story. I probably would write it as fiction based on facts. 

I loved your response to that question, Spud. I have a mental picture of you doing those things, feeling good about yourself and your achievements, enjoying the fruits of your labor, and munching on peas!

Our spring was so cold and wet; I didn't get into the planting until quite late. Much of what I planted rotted in the beds. Was your spring cold and wet, too? 

Is it too late to build a tree house? Maybe a structure close to the ground where you can watch the bees while munching on peas. 

Comment by Joan Denoo 15 hours ago

Patricia, what is the name of the lilac perfume that you found and liked. I love the aroma of living lilacs very much and have found no perfume that pleases me. I am up to one more try.

Comment by Loam Gnome 15 hours ago

Spud, your comnent was really beautiful.  That is how I would like to die, as well.

We planted lilacs as a privacy hedge in Vancouver.  When we bought the country place in Battle Ground, I transplanted most of them to the new place.  Some were huge.  They did not like being moved but after 3 years are established and are filling in.  Most are modern types and not all that fragrant.

Last night I stayed st my friend's carnivorous plant nursery in Eagle Creek, Oregon.  It was nice to get away.  I returned early to make sure things are watered.  It's slightly less hot than earlier, but still pretty dry.  Given that it's more stuff to water, Im crazy to plant seeds for fall crops (turnip, radish) and perennials (so far just Echinacea but there are oriental popoy seeds and rudbeckia - black eyed susan- to plant).  However, they are minor addition to watering schedule and make use of the area where I dug potatoes last week

The gladiolas turned out to have mostly washed out colors.  They were a mix, and must have been the nursery's rejects.  Most are a dull lavender color, or white.  Still there are some nice ones, and many yet to bloom.  I think the zinnias will outshine the gladiolas, as the season progresses.

 

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