Buying seeds

It’s good and bad when seed catalogs show up in our mail boxes just before Christmas. The good part is they give gardeners something to do when everything outdoors is brown and gray. If you’re lucky and live where you get snow, at least it’s pretty. Here, everything is rather ugly this time of year. Even our […]

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Time to talk about seeds

The seed catalogs arriving daily in our mailboxes and email inboxes are a sore temptation for a gardener especially when it’s cold outside. Google tells me Guthrie is a balmy 54F today, way up from the high of 10F we experienced only a few days ago. The clouds that have dogged us for days finally […]

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Great flowers to grow from seed

A forest of seed and plant catalogs probably arrived in your mailbox and inbox over the holidays, but I wonder if you’ve had time yet to peruse them? I have, and I wanted to share a few of my favorite flowers from seed. Truly, you can have a lovely garden with a few packets of […]

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When a freak buys seeds

The ice is here, and the rain chain tells the story.  Birds fly from the bird feeder stations to the rain chain for water. After watching them for awhile, what else is there to do but order seeds? Then, the phone rings.  My non-gardening best friend (NGBF), Aimee, calls and says “What’cha doin’?”  Normally she’s […]

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Ten tips to start gardening

It’s January. Time for the annual seed catalog roundup, but I don’t want to do one, so I’m not going to. I’m working on several new speaking engagements for spring and summer, and my head is full of other information. I’ve done seed catalogs before. From those posts, you can see which companies I favor. Here’s […]

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Goodbye 2015, but before you go….

Two thousand fifteen, you were an exceptional year, and a lot happened around the Red Dirt ranch. It’s nearly time to move on to the babe of 2016, but first, let’s reflect over our journey together before you go. After the holidays, January felt like the cold, dark days of winter. It was good to watch Downton […]

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