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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.

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Comment by Randall Smith on July 30, 2017 at 7:46am

I, too, was shocked to see a sole turkey strut across my yard last spring. Where did he come from?, I thought. Never saw him again.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 30, 2017 at 6:01am

I thought wild turkeys were more shy than that.  We don't have any here.  

I've mentioned this somewhere before, when I was quite small, my dad took care of a large flock of intelligently designed turkeys.  On my visit to the farm, I wandered into the flock and became quite scared when they all surrounded me and were all gobbling.  I'll bet my dad had a good chuckle about that.

Comment by kathy: ky on July 30, 2017 at 12:13am
Thomas, what state do you live in? Those don't look like the ones we have. But it's hard to see details of them in the field. Ky is lousy with turkeys. I counted thirty one evening in a soybean field that had been harvested. Ky is lousy with wildlife of all kinds. But it's a very large state with very different geographical areas in it's boundaries. From the beautiful, but poor, Appalachians to the multi million dollar horse farms in the bluegrass of the Lexington area, to the corn and soybean fields of Western Ky it's as diverse as a state can be. Ever changing landscape and wildlife. I learned just last year that ky also has elk. That surprised me.
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 30, 2017 at 12:06am

Thomas, I'm glad you had the experience of wild turkeys with little ones. I get a thrill every time a flock comes through our yard. Tonight we saw a female deer walk through our white Dutch clover patch, nibbling as she walked. 

Comment by Thomas Murray on July 29, 2017 at 11:19am

   The other day my wife came hurrying in, grabbed my arm and pulled me outside.... and there in our backyard ... a flock of wild turkeys strutting, single filed toward our creek.

   This is the first time I've seen wild turkeys. We counted three adult females and 12 little ones.

I thought wild turkeys were extincted but this proved not to be.

Comment by kathy: ky on July 28, 2017 at 1:51pm
Joan, you're very welcome. Even though they are called annuals mine come back from the roots system every year. They seed heavily so you can collect seeds and save them. Some spots where the seeds drop will have hundreds of little flowers in the spring. In our area anyway. But they are easy to pull up and toss aside. Or use the vinegar/ water mix and spray them and kill them off.
Comment by Idaho Spud on July 28, 2017 at 8:41am

I don't care for the light blue mums, but do like the dark blue and purple ones.  I feel the same about most blue flowers.  I especially like fluorescent blue flowers.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 28, 2017 at 12:18am

Kathy, thank you for the information about Moon Flowers. That led me to nigh blooming plants. A wonderful idea. I know just where I will sow those seeds. It is an annual this far north, but the literature stated it will grow and blossom in a season. 

Comment by kathy: ky on July 27, 2017 at 11:15pm
Daniel, there is a moon flower vine that's much like a morning glory but the flowers bloom at night and are small. The moon flower bush is far more beautiful and the flowers are huge. The bush is also easy to trim back and keep under control while the vine gets wild and puts out seeds that take years to get rid of. Very much like morning glory vines do in this area.
Comment by Daniel W on July 27, 2017 at 5:13pm

I have a blue hydrangea.  I cant think of other blue flowers in my garden right now.  In the Spring, hyacinthoides, muscari, camassia, and hyacinths.

 

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