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Garden secrets


By Jenny Coon Peterson April 8th, 2009

Almost everything I know about gardening I learned from Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel "The Secret Garden." Based on what Dickon told Mary in regards to the health of the roses (the wick was still green, you see), I have successfully murdered the weeping mulberry in my backyard.

It wasn't intentional murder, of course, more plantslaughter than anything. Hopefully, with the help of the upcoming Plant and Garden sale at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, I'll be able to replace the dearly departed with something a bit more manageable. The perfect option would be something that isn't picky about water (a rock, maybe?).

The annual Plant and Garden Sale is held April 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the South Lobby of the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. There's always a great variety of Oklahoma-loving plants to choose from and the staff is on hand to help people like me decide what'd be hardest to destroy.

 
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