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How to deal with bagworms, eastern tent caterpillars, and fall webworms Blog Image
How to deal with bagworms, eastern tent caterpillars, and fall webworms

It’s fairly common at nearly any time of the year to notice a lace-like looking web forming on...

How to Deal with Pests in the Vegetable Garden Blog Image
How to Deal with Pests in the Vegetable Garden

Every growing season I work myself up into a lather over the triad of pests that aim to ruin my...

Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) Blog Image
Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii)

July and August in Oklahoma are brutal. The temperatures soar into the 100s every afternoon, and...

The mid-summer gardening blahs Blog Image
The mid-summer gardening blahs

July 2017

If you are almost anywhere in the Midwest, I don't need to tell you it's hot! In...

Gardening keeps you humble Blog Image
Gardening keeps you humble

I have so much to learn about plants and gardening – but then, who doesn't? Whenever I start...

‘Crescendo’ of Beauty! Blog Image
‘Crescendo’ of Beauty!

When I was a small girl learning about roses from our old Latvian neighbor, the only place to get...

Do crab spiders really eat bees? Blog Image
Do crab spiders really eat bees?

While many people recoil at the sight of any spider, when you take a few moments to watch them,...

About Those Dead Trees… Blog Image
About Those Dead Trees…

This will be another entry into "this isn't your usual gardening blog" because today I'm going to...

Using Veggies Trimmings for Pesto Blog Image
Using Veggies Trimmings for Pesto

Spring was late, and as such my typical spring crops of spinach and lettuce were delayed or totally...

Stalking stink bugs Blog Image
Stalking stink bugs

As the weather heats up it seems so does the pest pressure. Some species that thrives despite the...

My Wildflower Meadow Blog Image
My Wildflower Meadow

Looking critically at the yard today, it's easy to see that it's about time to mow the wildflower...

Two Trellis Support Options for Cucumbers and Vining Vegetables Blog Image
Two Trellis Support Options for Cucumbers and Vining Vegetables

Like parking spots and quarters, space in an urban community garden is precious. We think about...