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De Ann
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Container Gardening Asparagus
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This is new territory for me;  I have never even grown flowers in a pot.  Though I have borrowed numerous container gardening books from the library, there is nothing better than sage advice from…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grace Marie Newton Oct 11, 2014.

Mystery Vine

The mystery vine finally identified its self.  It is a lemon cuke!  Yea!!…Continue

Started Aug 20, 2014

Black Currant
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I have a black currant patch at my place on the AZ Strip and I was hoping to start a patch here.  Does anyone know from experience if they will grow here or not?  The info on the internet is very…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Powell Gammill Aug 20, 2014.

Cool Looking Weed
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I haven't had the heart to pull up this weed; it is so interesting looking. Does anyone know what it is?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by De Ann Jul 9, 2014.

 

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De Ann commented on Peggy Thomas's photo
Nov 5, 2014
Grace Marie Newton replied to De Ann's discussion Container Gardening Asparagus
"I have some that has been in  pots for 1 year,  One pot has about 2ft and the other it about 3ft.  They are from a couple of crowns and a few seeds.  They are doing well, better than were I an them in the ground.  I will…"
Oct 11, 2014
Leanne commented on De Ann's blog post The End of a Season
"I have so enjoyed your blog, I hope your travels take you somewhere where your family treasures can thrive. You really put things into perspective for me with your post about falling in love with your garden, and using a camping table draped with a…"
Oct 10, 2014
Powell Gammill commented on De Ann's blog post The End of a Season
"Great story!  Changing of the season.  And continuing family history via vegetation."
Oct 10, 2014
De Ann posted a discussion

Container Gardening Asparagus

This is new territory for me;  I have never even grown flowers in a pot.  Though I have borrowed numerous container gardening books from the library, there is nothing better than sage advice from those who have been successful here in the Valley.  Asparagus:  Will it really transplant/grow if my pot is 22" deep?  Has ANYONE here done this?  Note:  They are two year crowns planted less than a year ago.See More
Oct 10, 2014
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Harvest

"Nice!  I have never made wine from cactus apples (I may have to put that on my to do list) but the jelly is fabulous!  "
Oct 10, 2014
De Ann commented on Jacq Davis's blog post Symphony of the Soil
"What an inspirational/motivational yard!!  Doing just what you have done has been my dream since moving to the valley and ONE DAY I will be in a home where such things are possible.  I only hope I will be even half as successful as you…"
Oct 10, 2014
bryanwhitebeyondthekitchengarden commented on De Ann's blog post The End of a Season
"Very nice summary ... Good luck in your newest travels."
Oct 10, 2014
De Ann commented on Peggy Thomas's photo
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Caught Red-handed!

"What a fabulous photo!"
Oct 8, 2014
DePhane Marcelle commented on De Ann's blog post Falling in Love With My Garden
"We do love our garden as well, however the chicken's get into it so quick. The only thing we could enjoy was our water hyacinth, mint, basil, swiss chard & a few other edible succulent's.."
Oct 6, 2014
Kim Watkins commented on De Ann's blog post Confessions of a Garden in July
"I usually dig up the sweet potatoes in november. They love a long hot summer but stop growing when the nights cool.  "
Aug 20, 2014
Powell Gammill replied to De Ann's discussion Black Currant
"I suspect currants (and gooseberries) will grow here, but I seriously doubt they will fruit.  You might want to try growing them in several disparate microclimates on your Maricopa Co. property.  I have been interested in trying for some…"
Aug 20, 2014
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Aug 20, 2014
De Ann commented on Jacq Davis's photo
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Angel Red Pomegranate 2-year report

"I would love some!  I also need lemon grass...Am willing to pay for your trouble."
Aug 20, 2014
De Ann commented on Jacq Davis's photo
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Angel Red Pomegranate 2-year report

"Fabulous job!  I love the aloe around it.  Interesting mix.  I need to get aloe planted in my yard."
Aug 16, 2014
De Ann replied to Wayne Mackenzie's discussion Department Of Agriculture Cracks Down On Seed Libraries
"“Agri-terrorism is a very, very real scenario,” she said. “Protecting and maintaining the food sources of America is an overwhelming challenge ..."  Right.  And that is why GMOs are legal, right?   Grrrrrr."
Aug 13, 2014

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I am a married, homeschooling mom of 8 blessings, four of whom are still in the nest. I adore watching the miracle of tiny seeds growing into food and more tiny seeds and more food... I find creating things out of other things rewarding: yarn into blankets and booties, fabric into clothing and curtains, pen and paper into words of encouragement, a yard of clay into beautiful things we can eat. :-)

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The End of a Season

It has been 17 months since I dug my first shovel full of road base in this once sterile backyard of mine.  The first thing to go in the ground was my mint collection that I have gathered from the hollers in Tennessee to the canyons of northern Arizona and babied over the past 20 years, and then my Iris from the Arizona Strip homestead where my Great Great Grandmother first planted them.  Now those will be the first things to be put back into pots.  Yes, it is true, I am moving.  Again.  It…

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Posted on October 8, 2014 at 9:26am — 3 Comments

Confessions of a Garden in July

July has taken me by surprise.  I had expected everything once green to be brown and crispy.  Everything.  I am so happy I was wrong.  Before I blow the trumpet too loudly, I think it only honest that I disclose the number of triple digit heat deaths...

My beautiful pineapple sage died.  Both of them.  I suppose the loss would be more devastating if I had grown if from seed instead of laying out 5 bucks at Lowes.  I was looking forward to harvesting radish seeds right up to the moment…

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Posted on July 31, 2014 at 4:23pm — 6 Comments

Falling in Love With My Garden

The garden and I have come to an understanding.  I pay close attention and it will feed me.  A little.

Keeping the kitty OUT of the beds was my first feat.  Laying garden fencing panels over the beds has proven to be very beneficial!  Tacky but beneficial.  Not only is the kitty…

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Posted on June 20, 2014 at 1:00pm — 10 Comments

Expecting the Unexpected

It has been eleven months since the Valley of the Sun became 'home'.  Eleven months since I dragged my buckets of iris and chamomile and orange globe mallow and mint into this foreign land of the sun and said,"Grow!"  Alas, every green token of my life before died except the iris and mint. But, iris and mint grow anywhere, right? This spring I scattered chamomile seed in my daughter's now flourishing flowerbeds to no avail.  It's a weed!  Can I not even grow a weed? Last week I noticed a…

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Posted on April 27, 2014 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

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At 8:02am on March 30, 2014, Catherine, The Herb Lady said…

Hi DeAnn - yes, I think the ginger likes the shadier spot better.  After I moved them we had to remove the tree which shaded the area, so I will see how they grow this spring and maybe update that post.

At 9:41am on March 6, 2014, Melissa Rawlings said…

Yes, it's quite an experience gardening in the city, let alone in the desert! I think we're very fortunate to have two growing seasons though. Looks like you're doing amazing with that green thumb!

At 5:35am on February 27, 2014, Member Coordinator said…

Welcome and thanks for joining the Valley Permaculture Alliance (VPA) website!  VPA is a Phoenix based non-profit that offers classes, training, activities, tours, events and demonstrations.  Learn more about VPA on the ‘About Us’ page, and explore what this site has to offer.  We hope that you will participate fully in the many groups, forums, and other resources on this site.  Please take advantage of the wealth of knowledge readily shared by our members!  When you signed up to be a member, you may have opted to receive our weekly newsletter. We hope you will find the info and updates on classes and other events helpful.  If not, please let us know how to make it better.

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