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Fun with Macro

For Christmas, HH gave me a macro lens for my Nikon D40X camera.  I have been playing around with it since with mixed results.  He bought it so I could take extreme bug closeups.  I often write articles about insects:  the good, the bad and the ugly, and many...

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How Do We Save Print Media?

This week, the garden writing community was abuzz with news:  Meredith Publishing Company laid off 250 of  its employees, and ceased publication of Country Home Magazine. Another magazine, The Growing Edge is also shutting its doors.  This follows closely on the heels of the end of Cottage Living and...

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I’m Doing a Happy Dance

What better mid-winter garden news could we Oklahomans get?  Mike Shoup of the Antique Rose Emporium is coming to speak in Tulsa and Oklahoma City as part of the Oklahoma Horticulture Society’s Annual Winter Lecture Series.  Every year, in February, the OHS, along with their partners in Tulsa, bring...

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A Flash of Red on a Cloudy Day

Today, it’s cloudy and cold with little hope for sunshine.  The Christmas tree is nearly down and packed away, and the red dirt kids returned to school.  I took a hot tea break at my kitchen table and watched the birds having their morning snack. My winter favorites are...

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2008: A Year in Posts: Part II

Like I wrote in Part I, May and June were all about the roses and the daylilies.  The garden behind my house is a very traditional English cottage style garden.  It departs from the English ideal with its fencing of split rail and chicken wire.  The chicken wire is...

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