Gardening

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  1. Dewey Maggard

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    Any of you folks Gardener's. It is not my main hobby but it is one where you can start or end your day with the Lord. It is a wonderful place to talk with the Lord. Of course, if some of your neighbors see you mumbling, it may give you a chance to tell them why- and share your faith. The next time someone comes up to you and says' "excuse me, but, "Have you had a personal experience with the Lord. Say to them, I am glad you asked me that question-- "Let me tell you about it> Isn't it great to be a Christian- a Joint heir with Christ? Dewey [​IMG] Gardening anyone?
     
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    God invented gardening:

    Genesis 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
     
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    Hello Dewey,

    Yes, I love gardening and I particularly like growing plants from seeds and cuttings. I would be lost without my greenhouse. Why kind of plants do you like to grow?

    God Bless

    Sheila [​IMG]
     
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    Hello Dewey,
    I thank God every day for the seeds that my parents and grandparents sowed in me in my youth,and the way that His word feeds and waters those seeds every day.
    Gwyneth [​IMG]
     
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    Thank you Gwyneth' Nice to hear from one who appreciates the blessings of God from watching the seeds grow into our food.
     
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    Sheila asked me what kind of seeds and/or plants I grow. Well, Almost anykind you can think of that a garden should have. I start all my plants off from seed that I saved from year before except for tomatoes. We eat lots of carrots at our place. I have beets, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, Spinach, and of course lots of green beans- and Cucumbers. The green beans, cucumbers and cantaloupes are all grown on galvenized iron trellis' that I placed around the perimeter of my garfden. I have 400 Sq feet.. I think gardening is one of the best things retired people can do for themselves, Especially Christians. It enables us to get a little bit closer to Our Lord.
     
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    Hello Sue Wei, Thank you for your reply to gardening. Your reference to where it all began from Genesis 2;9: We should never forget it. I am wondering what kind of gardening you do in Singapore? Dewey
     
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    hello, Mr. Dewey. Well, i'm not too much of a gardener. My mom loves gardening and i love it that the place is very luscious and green.

    Well, in Singapore, it's tropical rainforest kind of vegetation. I guess the most appreciated plant here are the orchirds. [​IMG]
     
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    I just finished gathering my garden in. I love to plant seed, work the ground, watch it grow and harvest. But I must admit, I may have to start planting a smaller garden due to age and health restraints. Like dad, I guess I could crawl "out there" and do something. [​IMG]
     
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    Thank you Sue Wei for the update on Orchids- Such a delicate and beautiful bloom-flower. I haVE A Doctor friend who has created the proper atmosphere at his home so growing orchids has become his hobby. Dewey
     
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    Hello Rufus, Don't be too dismayed-Maybe you can start doing what I do. I am 77 and have some problems, however, I have a canvas camping chair that I carry around with me in the garden- even when I am going to use a shovel or hoe-When I get tired I sit on that stool- Also I have used those 9.99 portable umbrellas to shield me from the sun when I am planting in a small spot. I resorted to Gardening by the square inch in much of my space- and it makes it more fun. In my unused space. I have planted flowers. Gladdiolas,dianthus, sunflowers, and of course marigolds. Around the perimeters of these mini plots, have planted garlic and believe it or not with the help of a few lizards, have had no insect problems. Your Dad has the right idea; Who can resist going to their garden when it has gotten in their blood? Good luck Rufus--Keep on Gardening Dewey
     
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    Dewey,

    I like growing fuchsias, Irises, lillies and herbs. We also have a variety of soft fruits in our garden.

    Blessings

    Sheila
     
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    Hi Sheila, I would love to grow fuchsias here but the climate is hostile for them- Otherwise I grow the other items yuo mentioned. Herbs are a favorite thing.I like growing Dill around the garden-and when a breeze comes, what a pleasant aroma. We make Pesto sauce out of our Basil. I picked the rest of our peaches just a few minutes ago. I planted this tree two years ago and was delighted to get 3 1/2 three gal buckets full- Just in time though as the Grosbecks had discovered them. WE have a considerable variety of birds here in Belen on the Rio Grande' I have three feeders out to keepi them around as they may help keep insects out. God Bless- Dewey
     
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    RElated to Gardens etc; Don't know if this is allowed or not- Rapsody of Miracles
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    Dewey Maggard
    It’s true, blackbirds are rejoicing because spring is here with its mantle of green and brilliant colors. Happiness is blooming all around us with daffodils smiling at the sun. Color jumps from every hillside, meadow and brook.
    Spring brings us balmy days with billowy white clouds floating like ships through a blue sky. High overhead a Red-tailed hawk soars on the balmy currents and squeals with delight. Have you ever noticed the red winged blackbird’s song is just as pretty whether he is perched in the tulle marshes or in the branches of a wild mustard plant on a hillside? It’s nesting time.
    What a busy place the world of nature is at springtime. The little creatures scurry; new life is bursting forth everywhere (including pettable baby cottontail rabbits.).
    Most every blossom, even in the alpine meadow, will be visited by a honeybee or some other wild bee. Mankind would perish without the honeybee to pollinate our crops. It has been observed that a hundred species of bees pollinate the alfalfa and various other blooming grasses. A beekeeper has said that bees fly 50,000 miles to produce one pound of honey.
    I have seen the Ruby=throated hummingbirds feasting on thistle nectar near 10,000 feet. The miracles of the highlands or the lowlands reveal a balance in the scheme of nature.
    Have you sat at the top of a waterfall looking through the mist at the ferns and the evergreens with a profusion of dogwood blooms in between framed by a rainbow? “April showers bring May flowers,” but they also bring us the rainbow signifying the end of the old and the putting on of the new. Spring showers are like a baptism for the earth, to bring it forth with a newness of life-crowned with the rainbow. They are symbolic of the one “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.” Col. 1:13. This baptism is an eternal promise given by the One who sits within a rainbow at His throne in heaven.
    I see new life bursting forth in my garden. Last fall, I planted Dwarf Sweep Peas. Now everyone I pick is a miracle of creation. From that little spherical kernel, a vine has come forth and divided itself into 7 velvety spheres all attached to the inside of the shell. That is a return of 210 peas for 1 planted. When you pick that luscious ear of corn late this spring, your return will be much greater. For each seed kernel you get a stalk with two ears with 500 hundred succulent kernels. What a bountiful Creator we have.
    On a warm day after you have worked up a sweat picking a three gallon bucket full of peas, sit under a shade tree; open a pod of sweet peas and treat yourself to a flavor unsurpassed. Yes, a mouthful of raw sweet peas.the way they were intended to be be eaten. Or in late summer, pick an ear of corn after you have worked all afternoon in the heat. Shuck the husk off and enjoy a satisfying treat—a raw ear of corn. It will satisfy your hunger.
    The seasons are a gift of God. By watching the beautiful creatures and plant life God has given us, we’re given the signs of the changing seasons. The crescendo and the tempo of the crickets and the frogs are different in spring than in summer, fall or winter.
    And so, this brings us to the remarks of the preacher in Ecclestiastes who has said, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die: a time to pluck up that which is planted:” (Eccl. 3:1-2). “He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also He hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. Eccl 3:11-12. Therefore I say Rejoice! Rejoice! For with every breath, there is a Rhapsody of Miracles.
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    There's nothing quite as exquisite as the taste of a raw green pea...unless it's the corn. I "sample" a few purple-hulls every chance I get when I'm shelling 'em, but they don't match the English pea's freshness. BTW, like your name, "Dewey"; that was my dad's too. Welcome! [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks diXie- Not many of us with that name'Dewey' BTW I am still enjoying raw peas out of my garden everytime I pick. Soon have to pull up the vines as the heat is getting to them. Everytime I'm in the garden, I manage to eat a raw leaf- or lately I've been pulling a carrot and then go to my patio under the umbrella and munch on one of those. Dewey
     
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    I love to garden! I didn't this year, and I'm really missing fresh veggies.

    The lady that I work with has kept me supplied in crook neck squash, zuchinni (sp!), okra, jalapeno peppers and fresh eggs! *I know you don't "garden" eggs, but they go along don't they??* Hehehe........

    Mmm...... I'm going to need recipes for squash soon! :)
     
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    Eggs- Haha! Don't know what we would do without them. Be thankful for a good neighbor. Speaking of recipes; For lunch yesterday I had a split Zucchini with abt two tbsp's of the seed pulp scooped out and replaced with two garliv cloves and a nice sliver of Jack Cheddar cheese in each half- then baked for about 10-`15 minutes. Anyway, I liked it--There must be more than a 1000 recipes for this kind of squash. My wife makes a grand caserole with crook neck- and always a hit at potlucks. Thanks for the post
    and God Bless-- Dewey Maggard
     
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    Hey y'all. I just planted tuberose bulbs. I know it's a litle late, but they bloom from August thru July. As green as my thumb is, this is my first experience with tuberoses. Anyone got any helpful suggestions for their upkeep?
     
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    I love my gardens. I have two small flower beds, with assorted plants. I have a small garden out back that has tomatoes, corn , green beans, letuce usually but it kinda got washed away from the rain we had earlier this spring. [​IMG]

    My garden is doing quite well. It's surviving this wet summer (which I am so THANKFUL for) just a bit slow to grow up. [​IMG]
     

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