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Rose Rosette Disease and Oklahoma

Last week, when I was at the second annual Garden2Blog, I asked Allen if he’s seen any Rose Rosette Disease in Little Rock. He knew immediately what I was talking about, and he said he hadn’t seen “witch’s broom,” the more common name for what is currently being classified...

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The roses wave a fond farewell

A cold front, dumping tons of snow onto Colorado, and with snow also predicted in the Oklahoma panhandle, is making its way further south. After a summer that felt more like a brutal dictatorship, instigated by Mr. Sun, the roses are finally blooming once again and filling the garden...

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: lemonade plants

Lemonade plants are those which just keep making their presence known blooming their little heads off as summer does its worst. My Rainbow Knockout® rose is one which thrived in the heat. It didn’t bloom during the worst part of summer, but its leaves stayed disease free and didn’t...

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Too tired to post

I feel a post percolating about the fires and rebirth, but having just returned from GWA, I’m too tired to write it today. My home and garden were spared–the fire was several miles away–but many were not so lucky. Below are two recent posts from Fiskars and Lowe’s. If...

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You really can garden anywhere

First, bear with me while I indulge in a bit of history. When I began to garden, I was nineteen years old, married and living outside Del City, Oklahoma (near Tinker Air Force Base) in a mobile home.  At the local Wal-Mart, I bought three rosebushes, their bare roots...

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The Dowager Duchess must be freed

Today was the day. The wind was calm, and the sun shined down upon my quest.  My first rose in the back garden, ‘Cl. Old Blush’, but affectionately known around here as the Dowager Duchess, groaned under the weight of the evil autumn clematis. DD was just beginning to...

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