Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

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Comment by Randall Smith on August 15, 2017 at 7:12am

Daniel, edibles and "eyeables" (flowers). Very nice.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 14, 2017 at 2:37pm

You can say that again Lilac!

Comment by Daniel W on August 14, 2017 at 2:17pm

Russet Potatoes, dug yesterday. Not a bad yield. This was my best potato year

Sweet corn starting to yield.

Peppers are netted to keep deer from browsing the plants.  Banana peppers, Jalapenos, Thai, and Cayenne.

Raised bed planted in July, Chinese radish, Chinese cabbages, turnips, and Daikon.  All from old seeds.  Coming along nice.  I tried not to plant more than we would use.

New enclosure for blackberry patch.  There are still collard greens growing in it.  Next Year I think the blackberry plants will be quite large.  First tastes, these horticultural types are larger, much sweeter and less bitterness, compared to the wild ones.  I haven't figures out how to cook collard greens in a way that I like, yet.

Comment by Daniel W on August 14, 2017 at 2:09pm

Lots of fruits now, peaches, figs,grapes, plums.  Makes me love gardening. 

My annual flowers experipment - "What can I grow that survives rabbits and deer, and does well in the hot dry weather" - gladiolas do well but fizzle out pretty fast.  Zinnias turned out the most colorful.  Marigolds, OK, but limited colors and not crazy about orange.  Cosmos thrived the best, but colors limited there too, mostly one color.  These zinnias are in a deck flower barrel.

These zinnias were planted in deer territory, and the deer didn't bother them at all.  Rabbits ate the tops for a while, but they came back too tough for bunnies.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 10, 2017 at 10:20am

No worries, Spud.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 10, 2017 at 9:40am

Bertold, hope I didn't upset you with my post.  Years ago, I communicated with a guy in a movie site that went by the name of "Stenchofpiss".  I always wanted to ask him why he used such a repulsive name, but never did because I liked him and didn't want to take the chance of him getting upset with me.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 10, 2017 at 6:56am

Sorry Bertold, I'm with Joan about that grotesque avatar.  I very much appreciate and agree with your posts, but I'm constantly repulsed by that avatar.

Maybe I shouldn't even have commented.  It's probably my problem and I need to deal with it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 10, 2017 at 6:50am

Attractive dahlia Bertold.  Love the color.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 9, 2017 at 7:23pm

It's a hat tip to Tor Johnson, one of the actors in Plan 9 from Outer Space. (wrongly purported to be The Worst Movie Ever Made). Inspired by the best film of the 90s, Tim Burton's extraordinary Ed Wood, Jr. [Most classic line: I'm Vampira; I don't have to blow some goddamn dentist to get a part!]

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 9, 2017 at 7:12pm

Bertold, your dahlia is outstanding, and what a beautiful room and view. 

May I ask you, respectfully, why do you have that grotesque avatar! You are such a handsome man, I would surely like to see your face instead of that ugly thing. 


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