Travelogue: RHS Garden Wisley

Good morning campers! Did you think the travelogue was over? Ah, no, it is not. We have many more places to go and things to see. Click on the galleries below to see the photos in a larger format. Today’s garden destination is RHS Garden Wisley in Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB, given to the Royal Horticultural Society…

How to balance garden desires

There comes a time in every gardener’s life when she realizes she can’t grow it all. Gardeners by their very nature fall in love with most plants, especially new ones, and cottage gardeners like me? We have no self-control. That’s probably how cottage gardening started. The lady of the manor had more than enough plants, and…

Red birds in the snow

In much of Oklahoma, we woke up to a surprise snowfall this morning. The weather forecasters thought we would get rain. It may be rain, but it’s frozen. All the better to show off red birds in the snow against dark branches. Traffic was slow going, and accidents were shown on television as they happened…

A bit of cloud in the red dirt sky

I wasn’t going to write this post because I believe you’d rather not hear me whine. However, Non-gardening, best friend (NGBF), Aimee, convinced me you might need to hear when I’m feeling a bit blue too. She planted tomatoes and herbs yesterday by the way, and they are in beautiful colored pots. Go Aimee! Beyond…

Up and down

Up and down, the weather forecast for many of a day of late. Yesterday, it was frosty out on the pumpkin. Today, pretty warm. This weekend, warmer by far. However, next week we’re told we’ll need to pull the sweaters out of our cedar chests and cover our cold bodies. So, while it’s nice, I’ll…

GWA stop one: the Dallas Arboretum

Not hurricanes, nor heat and tired feet could stop us from our appointed rounds as we spent the afternoon and evening touring the Dallas Arboretum. The clicking of hundreds of cameras and the collective oohs and aahs resounded everywhere. As we entered, I was struck by the precision of pumpkins on the march. They were…