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Suzanne Oldham
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Rainy Day Garden Tour
This has been a most unusual August in North Texas. Thanks to week after week of rain, the landscape is green instead of brown,  and the air smells fresh instead of dusty. This post is a short garden tour between the rain drops... Everything seems to have d...

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Local Fauna
These beautiful pinto's live on a ranch that backs up to one of the roads in our subdivision. Pinto is a generic term referring to any breed of horse that has a white coat splashed with patches of a different color.  Whatever their breed, these pinto's are ...

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Crepe Myrtles Have Their Day
Just when the scorching temperatures of July have bleached the color from the roses, and the garden is starting to look a bit stressed, the crepe myrtles burst into bloom. We've planted a number of different types.   The Black Diamond variety, with their pu...

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Spring Starts in February
It's still mid-February, but the plants think it's time for spring here in north Texas. The early iris are in bloom. The camellias have been flowering for several weeks. The fat saucer magnolia buds are starting to open.  The evergreen euphorbia has burst i...

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Working on square format paintings...

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Gardening Books Galore!
I'm not a very good librarian. My garden books tend to wander around from room to room and then fail to return to their shelf of origin. So I didn't realize how many garden books I really had until I gathered them all together for a good sorting! After I to...

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January is the month for staring fresh, and cleaning the studio is sort of like being given a fresh white canvas.

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The Garden House
January is a prime month for cleaning out and reorganizing.  First, it's cold and rainy outside. And there's something about packing up all that holiday stuff, and seeing the house fresh and uncluttered again, that encourages me to take on other tidying pro...
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