Am I in Colorado or Oklahoma?

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Yesterday was a first. I actually made a wood fire in the fireplace on the back porch, and its mid-July in Oklahoma! I almost thought I was at our old cabin in the Colorado mountains sitting by the fire. Compared to many of the recent summers we’ve experienced in Oklahoma, with brutal heat and little… Read more »

Dividing Daylilies

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Daylilies need to be divided every three to four years to maintain vigor. Though they may be divided in early spring before growth starts, it is more common to divide them at this time of year. Many gardeners cut back the tops to about half their original height to make plants easier to handle. Daylilies… Read more »

What A Summer!

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What a summer we are having this year! One can actually go outside during the day and enjoy it. Our lawns in Tulsa and Northeast Oklahoma are actually thick and green, compared to burnt and brown as they have been in many recent years. Whether global warming is just not all that it is cranked… Read more »

A 2″ Rain in July!

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Yesterday that "passing shower" just kept on coming, ending up with over 2" of rain in most areas of Tulsa and NE Oklahoma. That's rare for July in Oklahoma, so I'll take it, even though it messed up our work day. Generally, Tulsa lawns require about 1.5" of water per week to look good during… Read more »

Check Your Crape Myrtles

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I have three dwarf Crape Myrtles in a small landscape bed tucked away in a corner, which I don't really notice that much. Last week I checked them out and was dismayed at how awful they looked, whith black sooty mold on the leaves. Sooty mold is caused by a heavy infestation of aphids, which… Read more »