Linda Vater Oklahoma City, OklahomaHi. My name is Linda Vater. I have lived and gardened at my 1935 English Tudor home in Oklahoma City for the past twenty years. I share this world with my three handsome men, my uber-patient husband and two wonderful sons.
I’m back with more info from my recent bathroom tiling adventure. And here’s a headsup…I am NOT going to talk about how to tile…you guys can google that. I wanna go into some tips to make tiling easier than a call girl. YAY!
Monday is the day I usually share a little on cooking with food storage and also money saving ideas for anyone who is just trying to make ends meet and wants to be able to take control of their family budget.
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Of the several Paul Barden-bred hybrid Gallicas that are entering their second full summer in my garden, I believe that pink 'Allegra' has my vote for newcomer of the year. She's at full bloom, right now, and I'm quite impressed by the durability of the blooms in the Kansas wind and sun.
I had the pleasure of being invited to visit P. Allen Smith in Little Rock last week. I was included in an event designed to not only promote Smith’s ideas, but also those companies who sponsor and support Smith’s lifestyle brand. As his book, Garden Home suggests, Smith’s brand isn’t about inside or out, today or yesterday, it is about the seamless transition from one to the other and back again.
The National Wildlife Federation, based in Reston, VA, has declared May as “Garden for Wildlofe Month.” From bird watchers to butterfly lovers, many of us want our gardens to be a haven not just for flora, but also for local fauna. Here are a few tips to make your home garden more hospitable to wildlife:
We're all being urged to think organic these days, but many are a bit confused about what the word really means. Here's a refresher on what the government says from the USDA consumer brochure “Organic Food Standards and Labels: the Facts”:
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