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Bugs. Insects. Pests. Whatever you call them, successful gardeners must learn how to deal with them. There are some, such as the squash bug, that you’ll want to get rid of quickly. Other bugs and insects are beneficial to the garden and should be encouraged to stay.
Spiderwort is a spring-blooming native perennial that thrives in the shade under trees and shrubs.
Spiderwort flowers bloom for weeks at the base of deciduous tree trunks and shrubs, tucked among their roots. Each individual flower lasts only a day but there are several waves of little three-petaled flowers that keep the show going.
Continuing with the genus Pelargonium, let’s focus in on the Zonals. These are the classic geraniums with the big, heads of bright flowers offered at every nursery in spring and summer. They are almost fool proof for summer color and have earned their position of popularity in Oklahoma gardens.
The bagworm is a perennial insect that gets its name from the silken bag it constructs around itself. Each type of bagworm creates a specific type of bag relative to its feeding habits. Unfortunately, they can be a problem in the landscape here in Oklahoma.
Vine-ripened tomatoes. Whether you put a thick slice on a sandwich or a juicy burger, or simply put a few slices on your plate and eat them plain, you just can’t beat that fresh taste.
Right on time, April showers have created May flowers. Peonies are blooming.