The garden moved indoors

In the last couple of weeks, Jack Frost visited Oklahoma so the garden moved indoors. I find that growing bulbs indoors helps me endure winter’s darkest days. Although most of October and November were mild, we have many more cold days to come. Hyacinth bulbs are cooling their heels in the garage refrigerator. In Oklahoma’s…

Glorious grasses

Before settlers crossed the Mississippi River and literally ran for 160-acre plots in one of several Oklahoma land runs in the late 1800s, much of the territory’s western half was covered in mixed prairie grasses.  In what became Oklahoma Territory, the Osage, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, Comanche and Apache tribes hunted bison and other animals. Oklahoma’s diverse landscape,…