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Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees, backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, & composters!

Location: Planet Earth
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Welcome to Eden!

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!

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Comment by Plinius on February 22, 2015 at 1:10am

Have fun going out, Patricia!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 21, 2015 at 11:56pm

Patricia, I am happy to read that your sidewalks and roads are friendly to you and your scooter. I can just see you zipping around like a bird free of its cage. Singing a little song, maybe. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 21, 2015 at 11:41pm

Patricia, very good news about your scooter having power ... and off you will be going very soon. Is all your snow gone? Very unusual for our part of the world. I just read where Spokane's watershed has only 46% of its needed snow and moisture pack. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 21, 2015 at 11:38pm

Patricia, you made my day, with Rick being in the greenhouse. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 21, 2015 at 11:36pm

I had Joe Pye Weed for a couple of years, but it didn't come. I am surprised because it looked so hearty. My year of playing the game of anti-cancer I don't remember seeing it. It was so pretty. 

Sweet Joe Pye Weed

Mine was the same color as this photo, it was about 3 feet tall and attracted my birds and bees and butterflies flittered in often. 

Comment by Randall Smith on February 21, 2015 at 9:08am

I'm not sure if I know what Joe Pye looks like. Wildflowers aren't my thing--identification wise.

Normally, my silver maple tree has large buds on it by now. Zippo. It's a good thing I don't get depressed. Anxious, definitely!

Joan, that owl web site was the very one I looked at when I researched pellets! Thanks, anyway.

Comment by k.h. ky on February 20, 2015 at 6:53pm
Joan, I'm beginning to think I'll never see spring. It's coming down again.
Daniel, l wonder if it's the same as what grows here. It gets over four feet tall. A nice, large bloom. Rather a dull color but it is a wonderful home for many critters. Butterflies and bees being the top two. It's hardy and will grow almost any place. Except heavy shade.
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 20, 2015 at 5:49pm

Good morning world! A nice foggy morning, just right for April. OH! this is going to be an interesting growing year! 

All the little snow piles disappeared, the hellebores buds have grown to be about the size of a quarter, the day lilies show a tiny bit of growth. Everything seems to be ready to explode into the first green of the year.

The snowpack is 66% of normal and needed for late summer. I suppose the dams between here and you, Daniel, will fill all their reservoirs.  

Kathy, that is a mighty drop. Hope you have help shoveling.  

Randy, I assume you found all the information you need about owl pellets. Intrigued, I went on a hunt and found this

All about owl pellets
http://www.carolina.com/teacher-resources/Interactive/basic-informa...

I didn't know that! Fun to learn something each day. 

Comment by Daniel W on February 20, 2015 at 2:48pm
I found some seeds fir Joe pye weed on line. I might buy some. It's considered excellent forage for honeybees.
Comment by k.h. ky on February 20, 2015 at 2:42pm
Randall, do you grow any Joe pye weed in your backyard habitat? I see it along the roads and fields every place but don't have any here.
It's supposed to be the best thing for butterflies. I'm going to transplant some this year. If it ever warms up.
 

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