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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...

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...

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...

A Good Resource for Wildlife Gardening Blog Image
A Good Resource for Wildlife Gardening

I was traveling for work last week and visited Black Hill Regional Park in Maryland. It was a...

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Gomphrena Fireworks

One of my favorite garden plants is a Globe Amaranth, Gomphrena "Fireworks." This is a good thing...

A suggestion for a flower beneficial to butterflies Blog Image
A suggestion for a flower beneficial to butterflies

A few years ago, in late spring, I noticed a wide stand of tall, pale purple flowers blooming along...

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Peaches for Everyone

Today I spent a few hours picking and peeling peaches from one of our trees that bloomed early this...

Beavers Keep Me Humble Blog Image
Beavers Keep Me Humble

Today's blog is less about gardening for wildlife as it is coexisting with wildlife. If you...

Dealing with ’Dillos Blog Image
Dealing with ’Dillos

Nine-banded armadillos (affectionately known as "possums on a half-shell" in my family) were...

Some Advice about Japanese Honeysuckle Blog Image
Some Advice about Japanese Honeysuckle

My best friend tried to warn me, “You really don’t want that plant in your yard." But I've always...

A Good Word for Weeds Blog Image
A Good Word for Weeds

A weed is an undesirable plant or a plant in an undesirable location. We pull them; we spray them;...

Winning the Battle in the Gopher Wars Blog Image
Winning the Battle in the Gopher Wars

We've received over four inches of rain in the last day or so, and my yard is thoroughly soaked. I...