All my rose-growing secrets

UPDATE: I no longer use Bayer products or any other type of herbicide or pesticide. I haven’t since 2008. As Maya Angelou says, “When we learn better, we do better.” My friend, Dollybelle, sent me an email the other day, and I’ve thought about it ever since. Back and...

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Of Tornadoes and T-Mobile

The calm after the storm . . . . Yesterday, I washed my cell phone. After one day of being without it, I knew a replacement was necessary when I had to borrow the Diva’s phone twice. We, the Diva, Bear and I, were in OKC for dental appointments....

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Green Thumb Sunday: The Soft Light of Evening

In the evening, when the light is as soft as a kitten’s paw, is the best time to entertain photography adventure. Tonight, no wind to blow the plants, and only mosquitoes to spoil the mood. The children call to me in the garden and often find me lying on...

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It’s Hard Out Here For A Hoe

Shsssh, the “Red Dirt Rambler” has gone to the garden center, yet again, for more plants. RDR wasn’t going to do a hoe post. She was trying to let May 3rd slip by with no talk of hoes. She wasn’t even going to visit other blogs having a hoe...

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Garden Bloggers Muse Day: Roses

Roses You love the roses – so do I. I wish The sky would rain down roses, as they rain From off the shaken bush. Why will it not? Then all the valley would be pink and white And soft to tread on. They would fall as light As...

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Yes, You Can Grow A Japanese Maple In Oklahoma

Want some red in your yard? How about a Japanese maple like this? You can have one. I took this photo in a neighborhood in Edmond, Oklahoma. Although this is a great example of a mature ‘Bloodgood’ Japanese maple, which is one of the more common types of red...

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Austin Statesman Quotes Spring Flingers

Over the weekend, the Spring Flingers were profiled by Robin Chotzinoff in the Austin Statesman. Check it out, and you’ll discover that Carol from May Dreams Gardens is a rock star among garden bloggers. (I thought we all just wanted her for our neighbor.) After I read the article,...

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