Feel the Burn

Last week’s freeze damage is just now starting to show. I didn’t cover this Japanese maple located in the front bed because I thought it was close enough to the house and had plenty of protection. Another variety, ‘Crimson Queen,’ nearby sustained no damage, but this one was badly...

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Dear Friends and Gardeners, Week Four

For those of you just joining us, we’re so glad you came to visit.  Each week, I, along with Carol of May Dreams Gardens and Mary Ann of Idaho Gardener will take you on the unfolding journey of our vegetable gardens.  For prior submissions, please see the links at...

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Say Goodbye to Spring

There is an historic snowstorm barreling toward Oklahoma with blizzard conditions already reported in the western part of the state where my friend, Brit’ Gal Sarah, blogs and gardens.  Often, the panhandle and surrounding area get much more extreme weather than we do in the central part of the...

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Dear Friends and Gardeners Week Three

Dear Carol and Mary Ann, It was nice reading your letters last week and seeing that both of you are now, in spite of the weather, getting some garden projects done.  I’m surprised that Mary Ann seems to have the harshest climate when hers is a hardiness zone between...

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Sweat Equity = Sleep

This morning, a Twitter conversation I had with Margaret from A Way to Garden got me thinking.  She’d woken very early (3:50 a.m.) because work  streamed through her consciousness.  I wonder if that work entailed garden design ideas.  I have this same problem before bud break.  I’m so excited...

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Dear Friends and Gardeners, Week Two

Last week, Mary Ann in Idaho was still covered in snow, and Carol in Indiana felt like spring had switched into the “on” position.  I was babying my pepper, eggplant and tomato seedlings. For those of you just tuning in, this is our series of letters profiling our vegetable...

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day: Bud Break

With the cold weather behind us (at least for present), the entire garden responded with joy to last week’s rain and snow.  Peach trees which were in bud are now flaunting their colors, and it appears I’ll be, once again, fighting the deer for peaches this summer.  The apple...

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