Category Archive: Novice Gardening

Harvesting the Last of the Watermelons in Oklahoma

Labor Day Weekend was my fall veggie garden clean-up time, so I harvested everything I could to make way for a good cleaning and new plants. This included gathering the last of the Black Diamond watermelons I had growing. I pulled out everything, including the landscaping stones around the area, because everything was starting to …

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Gardening 101 – Site Preparation for Perennial Plants

Perennial plants generally have a life span of two to three years and if maintained properly they can add to the beauty of your garden for years to come. There are some pre-requisites for long lasting perennial plants in the garden. Selecting the location and preparing soil are very crucial for the growth and development …

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Gardening 101 – Choosing the Right Kind of Perennial Plants

Perennial plants are quite adaptable and have long life span as compared to the annual and biennial plants. They can survive for three to four years if maintained properly so it is crucial to make the right choice to ensure that your plants thrive well. There are several factors that can affect the life span …

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Gardening 101 – What Are Perennials?

Knowledge is the most crucial thing if you are aiming towards a healthy and thriving garden. Perennial plants are extensively used in gardens for landscaping. Their life cycle and growth pattern makes them a ‘must- have’ for every gardener. However, if you are planning to buy and grow perennials in your garden it is important …

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Planting Bananas in Oklahoma

One of my favorite new hobbies is gardening, it’s like I just realized that my yard can also be my experimental playground, and this summer I have finally started tapping into that fun! This means that every plant that I have ever fallen in love with is finally starting to make its way into my …

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