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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, June 2015

Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, June 2015, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. If it’s June in Oklahoma, then you must know it’s all about the daylilies, or hemerocallis, if we’re being botanically literate. Here are my bloom day posts for 2014 and 2013. Daylilies are always the...

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Mums and asters: good companions for fall

Yes, I know we’ve had a terrible summer, and it’s still hot. Even if you haven’t completely thrown in the trowel, it’s probably now buried somewhere in the garden of your frustration. In solidarity, I’ve been leaving my garden bucket outside every night to lure the rain. And, yes,...

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Monarch feeding on wild, blue ageratum

Wildflower Wednesday: Wild Blue Ageratum

Always, in September, I can count on the Conoclinium coelestinum (a/k/aEupatorium coelestinum) to bloom throughout my garden.  Wild blue ageratum is hardy here and many other places since it is grown from USDA Zones 5(a) to 9(b).  Like many wild plants it is much beloved by butterflies and bees. ...

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The Eastern redcedar menace

Sounds like a 50’s B-movie just in time for Halloween. In my wildfires post, I discussed the fire danger posed by cedars and promised you more information. Not long ago, like most rural residents, I considered cedar trees to be weeds that appeared on my acreage and in my...

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