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Smiling through winter, an update

After last week’s post, I implemented my seven ways to smile through winter plan. This quiet season covers at least five months of the year in Oklahoma so smiling through winter is vital. Like Demeter, we gardeners pine for Persephone until she returns from Hades, and green shoots push forth from...

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July garden chores

The page on the calendar has turned. It’s already July, which came in on a flood in Oklahoma. Today is gray, but I don’t mind. Gray skies bring cooler weather. July will be hot and humid soon so enjoy it while you can and get those July garden chores...

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Cyber book party and giveaway for Digging Deep

I’m honored that Fran Sorin asked RDR to be part of her cyber book party and giveaway for the 10th Anniversary and re-release of her ground-breaking book, Digging Deep. We have prizes galore for this book party. Last week, I gave away Haven Brand manure tea–also part of this...

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Planting garden bulbs is an act of faith

“It is a greater act of faith to plant a bulb than to plant a tree . . . to see in these wizened, colourless shapes the subtle curves of the Iris reticulata or the tight locks of the hyacinth.” –Claire Leighton, Four Hedges I am trying to entice...

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day July 2013

It’s a soggy Bloom Day here in Oklahoma. I can’t believe I just wrote those words. The last three years have been nothing but drought, but this year is a whole different animal. I hear from my friends in Seattle that they want their cool rainy season back. I...

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day–May 2013

What a spring! March and April were exciting, and May seems to be following their lead. I spend every waking moment in the garden planting, cutting back and weeding. Oy! The weeding is a constant battle this year. In the last two days, we’ve finally hit normal highs. I’m...

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Fall redo for my front containers

I was going to title this post: Before and After, but that could apply to so many things couldn’t it? The containers that sit at the front of my house are always a garden challenge. In summer, oak trees are leafed out so that one container is in nearly...

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