Travelogue: London

It is dark and dreary in Oklahoma this morning so of course, my thoughts turned to London. The photo, above, is one of my all-time favorites from our trip. Bill and I set off almost every evening on our own, and we had a couple of free days to explore too. We’re quite the adventurers,…

Why garden?

Why do you want to garden? People plunge their hands into the soil for a variety of reasons. Are you following in your grandmother, grandfather, or parents’ footsteps? Did your mother ever build a sunflower house just for you, or did your father let you play in the garden next to him? Then, again, maybe you don’t have a mentor. If not, I want…

Buy bulbs now before it’s too late

Consider this your bulb-buying reminder, nay warning. Now is the time to buy bulbs to plant for fall. If you want tulips, daffodils, purple hyacinths, blue chionodoxa, fritillaria in cream, orange, yellow or even dusky purple, you need to order now. Otherwise, you’ll be sad in November when you sit down to the computer to…

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 the Myriad Botanical Gardens last June…

Some days are diamonds

Some days are diamonds. Others don’t glitter with promise. Instead, they are as jagged as rocks jutting out from a precipice. This summer, with its steady rainfall and cooler than normal temperatures, created beauty and surprise, but not all surprises are welcome. More rain means more weeds. Those I can handle with a tug and…

Get your motor running

Brrr . . . it’s cold outside, isn’t it? Yesterday, I wore flip flops and a sleeveless shirt, and today, it’s jeans, a sweatshirt and wool socks. Good grief, it’s April 10, not January! The weather this spring has been weird, but never fear, things will improve. If, like me, you already planted some of…