Japanese maple 'Tamukeyama'

Before the spring freeze

Will it freeze tonight? In our house, we always say, “Is the Pope Catholic?” Yes, it’s going to freeze. Before the projected cold front robs my garden of its spring grandeur, I took some pictures in the snow. I want to share the heartbreak that is often a prairie...

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The roses took a beating

As I go about my spring chores in the garden, I’ve looked at my roses with much dismay. They aren’t well. The damage is so bad I pondered whether they have Rose Rosette Disease although I haven’t seen the characteristic foliage on any roses that remain in my garden....

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Wouldn't you like to swing on this tree swing for my daughter. I'll sneak in some swing time this afternoon.

Spring is a fast-moving train of garden goodness

We just finished winter–I hope–and now spring has decided to come on like a fast-moving train. At 1:00 p.m., it’s 72F with a forecasted high of 81F. Sounds lovely, but it’s also ten degrees too hot for this early in the year. At this rate, my lettuce won’t have...

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Crocus vernus 'Jeanne d'Arc'

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, March 2014

Welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, March 2014. From 2012, I can see we are behind schedule. I guess I didn’t write a post for March 2013. Is anyone surprised we’re moving in slow motion after the winter we had? Snow, snow and more snow. Our weather is only...

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The Crystal Bridge with the Devon Tower.

Come to the Oklahoma Gardening School

Have you heard? Each year, the Myriad Botanical Gardens holds an Oklahoma Gardening School in the center of downtown Oklahoma City. This year’s theme is “From Chard to Chickens: Rethinking the American Kitchen Garden.” Sounds like a 20-30 Something event to me. I took all of these pictures of...

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