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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

How to Store Nuts

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Thursday. 3 Replies

Himalayan rhododendrons blooming 3 months early

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 22. 4 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W 1 hour ago

If it's not raining tomorrow, I think I'll dig the potato bed and possible plant a couple of rows.  Or not.  Depends on my ambition :-)

Randy congrats on filling in your pond!  That was a lot of dirt to haul!  Hard job.

Comment by k.h. ky 1 hour ago
Daniel, I'll google the sunset zones. Sounds interesting.
Comment by k.h. ky 1 hour ago
Everything bloomed about two weeks early due to an unusual warm spell that lasted about four days. And we've had no sustained cold weather this winter. The buds have been setting on the star magnolias for several weeks.
Chris, that is odd about the different bloom times.
Comment by Plinius 2 hours ago

The other way around here, Kathy - the regular magnolias bloom in April/May and the star magnolias later.

Comment by Daniel W 3 hours ago

Kathy, that's amazing your daffodils are already blooming!

Ning likes lilacs, so about a decade ago we bought starts of different types at a garden show - purple, blue, lilac colored, white.  Those grew quite large, and last winter I moved them from the old place to the country place.  It's actually better soil.   I am hoping for some nice blooms this year.

We were rezoned from zone 7 to 8b.    USDA Hardiness Zones are just average coldest temperatures, so not indicating climate patterns such as warm / cold / warm / cold cycles in late winter or early spring.  Those cycles are what kill some fruit tree blossoms even though the trees survive far colder when dormant.  I tried to grow some things, such as a type of palm and eucalyptus, that survived some winters then died in a colder winter, so it's still a gamble.  The Sunset Climate Zones are much more detailed and take into account the ocean, mountains, rainfall patterns, lattitude, and elevation.   Unfortunately I can't get it to load, might be my popup blocker or ad blocker.

Comment by k.h. ky 3 hours ago
That should, of course, be like you I don't trust the zoning.
Comment by k.h. ky 3 hours ago
The part of ky I live in has been rezoned from a six to a seven but like Ruth I don't trust it. The yearly fluctuations are just to crazy.
Comment by k.h. ky 3 hours ago
Joan, lilacs are outstanding here. I have five on this property that I've started from one mother plant. And I've given away at least a dozen that I started. The daffodils are in bloom now and the crocuses. Tulips are also blooming. The lilacs will bloom when the weather gets a little warmer. Usually late March early June. But the humidity is unbearable in the summer. Our part of ky is considered sub tropical but it can turn on a dime. My Star Magnolia's have already bloomed but the regular magnolias won't bloom till early June.
Comment by Joan Denoo 15 hours ago

Randy, I like your idea of planting a tree in the former hole. Looking forward to learning what tree you find to fit that spot. Hopefully, you'll send along some photos. 

Comment by Joan Denoo 15 hours ago

Spud, thanks for the information that plain water is better than sugar water for soaking seeds before planting. 

I look forward to learning how your garden grows this year. You have some special skills and I enjoy learning from you. 

 

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