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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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Growing plants in the greenhouse

Have you ever wanted a greenhouse? Most obsessive gardeners do, and who could blame them? Growing plants in a greenhouse is one of those exquisite pleasures Victorian gardeners understood. A greenhouse or sunroom full of plants gets a gardener through the cold, dark days of winter. This is the third winter...

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Greenhouse musings, and Moo Poo Tea giveaway!

Since the weather is singing a wintry tune, it’s time for greenhouse musings and a moo poo tea giveaway. First, the musings. Bill and I weren’t ready for the sudden cold snap when it came. Although we have propane heat with an electric backup, we forgot to check the propane before...

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Restoring the Ed Lycan Conservatory in Oklahoma City

When the Oklahoma City Council approved a $2 Million renovation of the Ed Lycan Conservatory in Will Rogers Park, I was happily surprised. No, actually, I was stunned and grateful. Located in Will Rogers Park, The Ed Lycan Conservatory is special to me. To learn more about its history and reconstruction,...

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day October, 2013

Mid-Autumn wears her lofty crown for this Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. October is a month of changes in my Oklahoma garden. We still have warm days and cool nights, but change was definitely in the air last night as the first, large cold front came through bringing rain and...

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In the garden today

In the garden today, it is very breezy bordering on windy. While I tidied things, I took some photos of what it looks like on this second, very warm day. Yesterday was 88°F which is about ten degrees warmer than it should be this time of year. Today is...

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