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My Oklahoma fall vegetable garden

Fall and winter vegetable gardening in Oklahoma is tricky, and anyone who tells you different is wrong or misleading. I don’t know which. While others north of us were sowing seeds in July and August to reap a fall harvest, we were still at 103F. Oh, wait . ....

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Truly seeing trees

This time of year blog writing is all about color. Trees, bronzed and burnished by the sun, are semi-permanent fixtures of this autumnal show, but how often do you really look at trees other times of the year? When trees are showcased in the media, it’s their ability to...

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Vertical gardening with Garden Up!

Two friends, Rebecca Sweet and Susan Morrison, have teamed up to create a fun new gardening book, Garden Up!: Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces. Their publisher kindly sent me a review copy, but I would have bought the book anyway for the design concepts and beautiful...

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Garden book review week at RDR

So, the bubble of spring weather we had over the weekend burst in the 30s yesterday. As you run from your car to the indoors, I bet you’re barely giving the garden a glance. Are you feeling sad? Don’t be, it is February, the cruelest of months. And, it...

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I heard a bird sing today

His voice was low and sweet. Not the chip-chip of Mr. Cardinal calling to his mate, this was a long and beautiful melody celebrating the warmer weather. “Watch out, birdie,” I thought, “Winter isn’t over yet.” I couldn’t see him as he flit from tree to tree, but his...

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