Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

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Comment by Idaho Spud on May 3, 2017 at 4:29pm

Interesting post about snakes.  

Comment by kathy: ky on May 2, 2017 at 1:33pm
I was clearing some weeds around one of the hugelkulture beds and pulled out a snake egg. I thought it was a mushroom and was going to squish it but it didn't squish. I accidentally broke the membrane. If I had known it was a snake egg I would have put it back where it came from.
There are only four poisenous snakes in ky. The cotton mouth that stays near water. The copperhead, and two types rattlesnakes that are usually found in deep woods or the mountains. I did see a pygmi rattlesnakes lying on a pile of lumber near the shed that's closest to the woods a couple years ago. Rattlesnakes are endangered species in ky.
Comment by Daniel W on May 2, 2017 at 12:56pm

Starting some flower seeds now.  Zinnias, Marigolds, Four O'clocks.  I think these will be deer and rabbit resistant.  Germination for the Four O'clocks was poor, maybe 5%, but the marigolds look more like 100%.  Just planted zinnias yesterday.

Comment by Daniel W on April 30, 2017 at 11:22pm

Kathy, I've noticed some other normally blue flowers that develop white sports.  Scilla seems to do that, and violets.  Also grape hyacinths.  They must lose the blue gene or something.

Spud, I do seem to be tree obsessed.  I found some offshoots of an aspen tree today and transplanted two.  They had pretty meager roots, so who knows if they will survive.  This winter a deer rubbed off some cypress branches, so I pruned a small piece to about a foot and stuck it into the ground about 6 inches deep.  Now that's growing nicely too.  Now to find a place for it.

Today was nice, so was yesterday.  We mowed and mowed, then I  hoed and hoed.  Now the potatoes, onions, and garlic are all weed free for a while.  I also turned over the soil for the sweet corn and tomatoes.  Gardening season is definitely here.

Comment by kathy: ky on April 30, 2017 at 7:27pm
And I have three peaches about the size of small plums on a tree that came up about four years ago from a peach pit I transferred from the compost bin. And four more peach trees that I started the same way. The tree seedlings are about twenty inches high.
Comment by kathy: ky on April 30, 2017 at 7:21pm
Odd. Most things I plant here turn purple. Yellow stays yellow but red and all blues turn purple after a few years. Some whites stay white and some turn pink. Interesting anyway.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 29, 2017 at 12:28pm

I have a patch of bluebells where a few show up white now and then.

Comment by kathy: ky on April 29, 2017 at 8:51am
I've had a bed of yellow irises for fifteen years. This year there was one completely white one that bloomed in that bed. It's beautiful but odd.
Has anyone else had​this happen
Comment by Idaho Spud on April 29, 2017 at 7:10am

The number of trees you have is a lot more than I imagined.  You should be called "Treeman".

That Ginkgo tree you're standing under is amazing.  It looks to be 40 or 50 feet high.

That duck is so cute, and it looks to be my favorite color, light yellow-green.

Comment by Daniel W on April 28, 2017 at 9:55pm

oops, forgot photo.


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