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  1. Lisa Lasch says:

    Sign me up for Fiskars. I think they make great products. I’ll use the loppers most, I think. But the micro snips for my cut flowers will be perfect.

  2. ShelleyB05 says:

    I found your blog through GBBD. I live in Central Illinois, but my family are all Sooner loving Okies! Keeping up with your blooms keeps me in touch with my cousins and grandmother. Thanks for that. What part if OK do you live?

    1. Dee Nash says:

      Hi Shelley, thanks so much for stopping by. I live in the countryside between Edmond and Guthrie. It’s a great place to live.

  3. Oh my! The timing could not have been more perfect for this new gardener from Edmond, OK. Red-dirt? I know red-dirt! I saw your blog included in a must-read-blogs list, and it felt like it was just what I was looking for. In the past few years, I have been planting just to have subjects for my paintings, but recently I acquired bees and found that it was so much easier than I thought. I ended up having a small “accidental garden” come from my compost, which included squash plants which my bees LOVED! I now want to expand and am now planning a big vegetable garden for the Spring for the bees and my family, and to have more subjects for my paintings. THANK you! I can’t wait to read more. Best wishes in this coming new year,
    Carolina Elizabeth

    1. Dee Nash says:

      Hi Carolina Elizabeth! Sounds like you’ve been bit by the gardening bug. I can’t wait to hear more about your happy adventures, and I hope my blog will help you along the way.~~Dee

  4. Congratulations on being named one of Southern Living’s 30 Bloggers You Should Be Following in 2015!

    1. Dee Nash says:

      Thank you. Sorry I just saw this. I don’t always see comments on pages. I was honored to be named one of their bloggers of 2015. Love Southern Living.

  5. Jason says:

    Hi Dee. Just wanted you to know that I listed your blog as a nominee for the Sunshine Award. This is one of those awards that bloggers give to each other for mutual recognition and promotion. There’s a little homework involved, see my latest post for details. If you don’t want to bother, it’s no problem. But I do want you to know that I very much enjoy your blog.

    1. Dee Nash says:

      Jason, I just saw this. Thank you so much!

  6. Rochelle says:

    Hello Dee,
    I just saw your posting on Southern Living “The Grumpy Gardener” re: hydrangeas. I too live in OK (northeast), am also Catholic, and look forward to reading your blog! I just have a small vegetable plot in our backyard but I’m planning a small bed on the side of our home for hydrangeas.

    1. Dee Nash says:

      Hi Rochelle! Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog. How cool that you’re also Catholic. We’re kind of a minority in the Sooner State. I’m excited about your hydrangeas. I hope they do well. You don’t say which part of the state you call home, but if it’s north, hydrangeas sure like it better. Thanks again.~~Dee

  7. Theresa Beecham says:

    Just read your post on good garden veggies for OK. Thanks for the info! I’m having a terrible time with moles and maybe gophers, too. The squirrels that run rampet in my yard are a joy by comparison. Last year 6 – 8 tomato plants just completely disappeared, leaving behind no evidence of being there, save for the small hole were the stem had been. About that many green pepper plants turned brown over night and when I pulled them up there were no roots. Last year I resorted to digging out some dirt; placing chicken wire in the hole and up the sides (I was at my wits end when I decided to try this desperate measure), then planting the new tomato plants. They did not disappear! This year, I have to move the little garden plot. I want to do a raised bed, but my husband has suggested pots. Can’t decide what to do. I did put the new pepper plants in pots last summer. They did ok, but the green peppers were small. Pots seem easier, but closer to the ground seems like it would be better in the Oklahoma heat. Haven’t checked to see if you had anything on raised beds versus pots Sorry, should have done that first, before writing this long question! Thanks for any insight you might share!

  8. Rhonda Cook says:

    Hey Dee,

    Rhonda Cook here! Love your website and blog! I talked to you last week in Edmond about the Daylily group in OKC. Can you share the information and dates about the groups sales and meetings? Thanks again.

    1. Dee Nash says:

      Hey Rhonda! Here’s the facebook page for the Central Oklahoma Hemerocallis Society: https://www.facebook.com/cohs2. That’s the best way to find current information. I hope I’ll see you there.

  9. Margaret (Peggy) Herrman says:

    hey Dee, sent you a couple of notes in FB and signed up. thanks. Peg

  10. Russ and Dianne Burke says:

    Hi Dee,
    What a wonderful web page. Dianne and I are hoping to talk and visit with you sometime in the near future. The tips from your visit in the fall worked out very well. We had some stone walls built and planted some shrubs, flowers and just a mix of this and that. The long hot summer claimed about thirty percent of my flower beds but there is nothing that we can’t mend,,..::))… Your giant phlox you gave us didn’t make it through the summer. Our tulips are on order as we speak with Van Engelen and am looking forward to the nice fall weather. Keep up the GREAT work and hope to see and talk soon. Russ and Dianne Burke

  11. susan says:

    I am also in Oklahoma.I am a “newbie” at gardening.I just caught the “bug” one day in the Spring and I am hooked.I love your garden and your blogs! So beautiful.Do you know of any groups/forums where I could purchase or swap seeds or starts? I have been trying to stick with easy maintanence and perennials and annuals that usually reseed.I am just now learning the lingo and am having so much fun!

    1. Dee Nash says:

      Hi Susan, thanks so much and welcome to Oklahoma! It’s an adventure to be sure. There is a seed swap in the spring, and you should also join the Oklahoma Horticultural Society. We’re working on a new webpage which will be up in January, but meetings are the 3rd Tuesday every month in Oklahoma City at OSU.

  12. charlotte says:

    I am one of Brother Charles neices. I am interested in purchasing some or all varieties that he created. Any idea who might carry these?

    1. Dee Nash says:


      Brother Charles had many different daylily cultivars. Some of the newer ones are sold through Klehm’s Song Sparrow Nursery. Other times you can find them through the lily auction. Most daylily sources online have at least some of his cultivars. Good luck.~~Dee

  13. sparkles says:

    THe above link is to an online garden group. You would fit in nicely with the rest of us garden gurus. Would love to have you look around and join our group.

  14. Linda Vater says:

    Such a wonderful legacy, loving to garden. I think it was my Aunt Ro who influenced me. Her back garden seemed like a wonderland, and we would climb and act out our fantasies on the large boulders in her yard. I haven’t thought of her for a while, so thanks, Dee, for the prompt! Lovely thoughts for sure. Merry Christmas!

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