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Tyler Ludens
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I'm so proud of my baby Sacred Lotus plants grown from seed, I want to show them off all the time!

More about them: http://www.permies.com/t/56443/plants/Sacred-Lotus
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Melody KirkWagner
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Kota Dubois wrote:Oh, what the heck, people have been warned this is a picture thread. Sorry to waste your bandwidth.


Your pictures are gorgeous! What part of the country are you in?
 
Mike Turner
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chip sanft wrote:My favorite part of growing parsley is the lightning bugs!


Those are soldier beetles, not lightning bugs. Soldier beetles are a beneficial predator insect to have in the garden.
 
chip sanft
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Mike Turner wrote:
Those are soldier beetles, not lightning bugs. Soldier beetles are a beneficial predator insect to have in the garden.


Good observation!
 
David Good
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Here are some of the beds we "inherited" at our new tropical homestead. I don't prefer raised beds but these were ready to go... and now they're all planted.
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Tracy Wandling
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My garden is growing! Yes, I'm very excited about having a garden again. I've got the two 4'x40' beds planted, as well as starting some flower beds along the fence for the bugs (and for me ), putting chips down on the path, and setting up my Mediterranean herb garden - it's pretty sparse yet, but it's going to be lovely.

In the garden:

Parsley
Romane lettuce
Curly lettuce
Broccoli
Kale
Onions
Green onions
Tomatoes
Chard
Zucchini
Cucumber
Celery

Herb garden:

Sage
Rosemary
Thyme
Greek oregano
Summer savory
Anise Hyssop
Calendula
Red and yellow Yarrow

Seeded with:

Summer savory
Borage
Basil
Dill

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Tomatoes staked and ready to go
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Green growing things
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Mediterranean garden
 
Tracy Wandling
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More? Okay.
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Garden Mystery - what rolled up the leaf and pulled it into the ground?!
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Various ornamental in the back yard. There are 3 little ponds in there too.
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Tomatoes are tomato-ing!
 
Tracy Wandling
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Herb spiral is spiraling
Pretty gooseberries
Breadseed Poppies everywhere
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The herb spiral in the front yard
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Love the colors in this shot
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The yard is full of Breadseed Poppies. I love them!
 
Inge Leonora-den Ouden
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Beautiful herb spiral, Tracy! Now I like to show my herb spiral here too. There are still many empty spots in it. I can only plant herbs there slugs don't like, otherwise they'll be eaten by those creatures In the background you see the red currants. Now I picked them More and more raspberries are ready too.
 
Kris Mendoza
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Here is my new 20x35' polyculture garden, which replaced some 4x4' raised beds and lawn. The row with the peas is the new hugel. I'm composting in the paths and raking it up into the beds to mulch. So far, so good! The others with flowers show the corner I cleared out for insectary plants, sunchokes, and baby paw paws.

Many thanks to you, permies, for all your excellent advice and inspiration.
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Kris Mendoza
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A few more...
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Kris Mendoza
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More valentines to the bees
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Irene Kightley
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Late planting of summer veg in a messy garden



Chilean Potato vines and hops in the east (Heavy clay) garden going mad after weeks of rain



Spectacular nettles rising from a flower bed with (In front) some pretty double Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium 'SELMA STAR')



I'm letting most of the artichokes to go flower because we've just had enough !



My sweetest and biggest raspberries - our first crop in the new garden

 
T Holden
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New house.  New yard.  New adventure.
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aparagus and strawberry bed in foreground. behind the herb spiral and the magnolia, traveling up the bluff are 3 terraces. You can't see them yet because they are covered in goutweed.
 
trinda storey
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wow what inspiring works of art. gardening is so much fun, gives us a way to express our creativity.  well here is my gem, still working on it but almost done....
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trinda storey
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side veiw
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John Weiland
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Potatoes coming along nicely  (pic 1)  ..flowering cilantro and parsnips in foreground, corn and sunchokes in background.

...and volunteer tomatoes (left row) not much different than same variety transplanted (right row; pic 2)
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John Weiland
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Bolting chard for upcoming annualization breeding.  "Standard" type bolting with flowers (left) and later type bolting with flowers having not yet developed. (right; pic1)

Proof of peanuts in this year's garden.....long ways from having peanuts (pic2)
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John Weiland
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Pie cherries ripening...(pic 1)

Watermelons disappearing.... (pic2)
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brandon gross
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Some pics from our Yard, Check out more on our homestead thread.
http://permies.com/t/57360/homestead/Brandon-Nikki-Homestead#486054
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brandon gross
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Few more
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Tracy Wandling
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The garden is really booming! Made my first delivery of produce to our local Natural Food Co-op. Weird weather - sun, rain, sun, rain - but it hasn't really slowed too much down, except the ripening of the tomatoes and grapes.
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Lush and green
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Tomatoes are fruiting heavily - just need a liiiiittle more sun.
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Herb Spiral needs a trim . . .
 
Hans Quistorff
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Posted some pictures under strange weather but here is some close up of the fruit expanding rapidly with extra summer rain.
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Gravenstein apples bent large branch to ground
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next to it grapes filling nicely
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Portable garden golden pepper in wicking barrel
 
Hans Quistorff
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more fruit comming.
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One of three "peaches" that sprouted from compost in my barrels
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more of my wicking barrels stillin greenhouse
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backed up so you can see the relative heights of the trees
 
Adam Garcia Gemenis
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Fun idea for a thread. Here's my small backyard garden and a picture of a hugelkultur bed in the front yard that I did as an experiment this year. So far so good, it's producing lots of Calendula for us , a bit of Chamomile and the insects are loving the Borage.

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Tyler Ludens
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Nice cabbage.

Here's a female Ox Beetle in the kitchen garden.  We don't get to see these very often:

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Wes Hunter
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We don't have any one garden space that's good for a wide variety of things, so we have to fit things in where we can.  We run a small commercial farm, raising primarily cattle and poultry, and too often the kitchen gardens get short shrift.  I like to think of it as (barely) managed chaos.

Anyway, here are a few current photos.

First, the "little garden."  Runner beans climbing up a scrap lumber trellis leaned against the east side of the house.  The hummingbirds love the flowers.  Next year I think I'll screw strips of lumber to the underside of the eaves, screw some eyelet screws into the lumber, and run my trellis twine through the eyelet screws, to allow them to trellis higher.  I also think I'll implement either a two or three year rotation, with runner beans, Malabar spinach, and maybe one other climbing crop (cukes? other pole beans? small melons?).  It's nice having the windows covered too, partially blocking the morning sun, to slow the rate at which the house heats up (especially important with no air conditioning). 

The rest of the garden is basically volunteer winter squash.  As best as I can figure, we fed some squash to the pigs while they were turning the cows' manure pack in the side of the barn.  When we spread the resulting compost, it included seeds that either didn't get eaten or that got eaten and passed unscathed.  The squash are mostly growing in two new asparagus beds we planted this spring, so I let them go since we weren't going to get anything from them anyway, but the vines have taken over nearly  the whole garden.  There are rhubarb and strawberry plants interplanted with the asparagus, too.

Next, the "barn garden."  Trying a low-tech fence of cedar posts interwoven with wild grapevine.  We'll have to add more grapevine this winter, as the original stuff has already settled a lot.  We also need to put in a couple gates.  Harvested garlic out of this garden a few weeks ago.  Now there's tomatoes (mostly held up by cheap, particularly ineffective tomato cages), with a second seeding of pickling cucumbers to the left (at the base of the fence) and some bush Lima beans to the right.  I think I'll transplant winter cabbage in the open spots, if the bugs don't eat the seedlings first.  In the background, beyond the gate, is the "big garden," 3/4 of an acre that we initially intended to use as market garden space before realizing that market gardening is not our forte.  Now we're converting it over to field crops (mostly grains) and storage crops (potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions).  You can (maybe) see part of a 1/4 acre field corn planting just beyond the gate, interplanted with pole beans and winter squash.  The corn will be sold as freshly-ground cornmeal this fall, the beans and squash for us.

Last picture, the unnamed small strip of a garden smack dab in the middle of all the outbuildings.  Currently housing what okra and peppers the geese didn't eat, the first seeding of cucumbers, and another volunteer squash.  Lots of giant ragweed, most of which I just cut yesterday and dropped as mulch.  Just past the cucumbers is a pecan sapling (and another to the right, out of the picture) that will hopefully grow up to block the setting sun from scorching the west side of the house in summer.  And give us pecans, of course.  Behind the garden, opposite the logs, are some wild mulberry trees that I'm trying to turn into something of a hedge.  I had them fairly well trained this spring, but they got unruly in a hurry.
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Jotham Bessey
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Tracy Wandling wrote:More? Okay.

The rolled leaf garden mystery would be a leaf cutter ant.
 
John Weiland
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Some fun things.

1)  Euphorbia marginata (Snow-On-the-Mountain) volunteer from last year's planting that appeared in the tomatoes

2)  Chokecherries.....cuz we didn't get plums or Juneberries this year.

3)  Chickens cooling in shade....spotted pig snoozing by manure pile
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Jotham Bessey
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I was going to post a picture but couldn't figure out how. Can someone point me to where I might find that information?
 
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Jotham Bessey wrote:I was going to post a picture but couldn't figure out how. Can someone point me to where I might find that information?


If you look below the white area that you type in there is a button for attachments. It doesn't work on mobile or quick reply.
 
Jotham Bessey
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Nope, something wrong on my end it seems
 
John Weiland
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@Jotham B: "Nope, something wrong on my end it seems"

I'm attaching a photo to this post, the contents of which show what I see just before I post.  Do you see in the photo my text entry box with the "Attachments" tab selected?
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Jotham Bessey
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At "Filename" I get an input box like at description and a browse button after it. I click browse and select the file. The file name appears in the input box and that is as far as I can get.
 
Burra Maluca
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Jotham Bessey wrote:At "Filename" I get an input box like at description and a browse button after it. I click browse and select the file. The file name appears in the input box and that is as far as I can get.


Did you click 'submit'?
 
Hans Quistorff
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Burra Maluca wrote:
Jotham Bessey wrote:At "Filename" I get an input box like at description and a browse button after it. I click browse and select the file. The file name appears in the input box and that is as far as I can get.


Did you click 'submit'?
and wait patiently it can take 5 or maybe 15 minutes for the pictures to download. Just leave the tab open and in a new tab go read another post  then come back and check it. Usually by that time your post will be ther with the pictures.
 
Tracy Lee
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I am looking for a specific picture I saw approx 3-4 years ago. I think it was in this thread but I don't see it anymore. It was a big circular garden bed/edge done with tree stumps and then backfilled behind the stumps. Can anyone help me find that picture. Thanks
 
Tyler Ludens
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That sounds to me like an Irene Knightley garden - could it be?  https://www.flickr.com/photos/hardworkinghippy/sets/72157629969459517/
 
Tracy Lee
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Thanks for the link Tyler. I am almost certain these are not the photos I saw. I remember the circle being bigger and the trunks intertwined in very appealing way, and higher, I would say the edge of the garden was 2-3 feet high. However these photos are a start, will help give hubby a visual of what I am talking about. Got a big pile of dried stumps and I would like to do something similar to that picture.
 
Dave Dahlsrud
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I don't have any garden pictures yet, but I went out and shot some video of our newest garden experiment that I would like to share.  It's a first season sheet mulch conversion of part of our front yard!  We've got a lot of medicinal, and culinary herbs inter-planted with some ornamentals, and a splash of edibles here and there!  It's not to bad for our initial attempt....
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