Maureen Atsali wrote: This thread and all the beautiful photos have been really inspiring... BUT...We trim our grass with a slasher (Long, sharp metal swing blade.) Can't figure out how we would trim around all the rocks and keep things looking neat and tidy.
Laura Johnson wrote:I keep digging up small rocks in the garden. Put them to good use on the outside uprights of my recycled greenhouse. Also adds some thermo mass.
Kris schulenburg wrote:i found out by accident that if a horse eats hedge apples and you dump the manure in your garden, there are zillions of hedge-apple sprouts in the spring. So if you dump it where you want a hedge, they will come up in a useful spot. It was working wonderfully this spring until the sheep got out. Horses and sheep love hedge apple leaves.
Dan Boone wrote:I should hasten to clarify my own interest -- I live in the heart of former sorghum growing country, so much so that our local harvest festival is still called Sorghum Days, even though they can't get anybody to grow the stuff any more and have to import a bit for the demonstrations and to run through the donkey mill that a local heritage museum still maintains in the back yard. I haven't bothered myself, due to no way to process the cane. But I'm very definitely interested!
Trace Oswald wrote:I have signs that say "Do not spray. Chemical trespassers will be prosecuted. " It's working so far, but i also keep the area under the power lines cleared.
Dan Boone wrote:
James Landreth wrote:Old lore says that American persimmons can be more tolerant of wet soil too.
I can confirm this part from personal experience. My sister has a small grove of American persimmons growing in seasonally flooded lakeshore slime with Apios Americana at their feet and a beaver lodge on the lakeshore not a dozen feet from the most prolific tree — which, oddly, beaver have never touched. They have at least three other small groves in their little swamp of beaver wetlands that get wet feet at least some years and are healthy.