Remarks: Grown in the proper conditions, may self-seed in the garden. Divide every 3 to 4 years. Avoid dry soil areas in the summer.
Every year in Tahlequah Oklahoma there is a Red Fern festival. It is listed below in the links.
Not long after the championship hunt, Billy is out hunting with Dan and Ann when they start barking up a cliff. A mountain lion jumps off and the dogs attack him before he can get to Billy. During the fight, Billy manages to get out his hatchet and kill the lion, but not before it mortally injures Old Dan.
Billy perhaps again receives some mystical help when Rubin trips on the stick. Although the end result is unpleasant, at least it saves Billy's dogs from the ax. Rawls foreshadowed the incident with some irony when, in Chapter XII, Rainie made Billy carry his own ax.
It can also be grown in a pot or basket of coarse, fast-draining soil.