Going for the Gold

I’ve reached a new level of garden craziness from which I may never return. This morning, before the sun completely broke the horizon into pink and blue hues, I was up and outside in my nightgown taking photos. The newly mowed grass stuck to my damp feet like green...

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August Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day Brings Rain

On this August 15th, we’ve had rain showers for two straight days with more rain headed our way. As Oklahoma gardeners, it seems our fate to always have too much of everything. August usually brings that in the form of too much heat and sun, but after Pam’s lovely...

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Charting a Pathway and Digging in

You probably think it’s good I have a husband in the paving industry when I need a new pathway, and it is. However, I’m sure you’ve heard the old saw about the cobbler’s children having no shoes. Well, it’s the same here. When it’s nice outside, all of the...

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How I Do Love a Sleepy Sunday

I love the kind of Sunday where, after church, all I need to think about is what we’re going to eat for lunch. Then, it’s out to the garden to pull a few weeds, take a photo or two, and gaze about at the fruitfulness of late summer. The...

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Garden Visit Anxiety Disorder

All week, I’ve been afflicted with Garden Visit Anxiety Disorder, otherwise known as GVAD. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: Hives, and I don’t mean the ones filled with honeybees. Wild hair caused by fists pulling it in dismay. Furious weeding, watering and feeding. No response to family...

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Green Beans and the Livin’ is Easy

I didn’t plant green beans this year. However, I love them and have grown so many types, I’ve lost count. Green beans are an easy veggie crop in Oklahoma. Just plant them after the soil warms (greater than 55 degrees F; between April 10-30 according to the Oklahoma extension service.)...

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August Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day: Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s Market Baby Eggplant Halved, dusted, fried Velvet . . . On My Tongue My poetry for this month was delayed because of technical difficulties with WordPress’s picture uploading feature. Please forgive me, Carolyn Gail. If you’d like to read more musings, go to Sweet Home and Garden Chicago....

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