Wild and wooly garden days

I’m working on a talk I’m giving to my local daylily group this weekend. When they asked me earlier this summer, they said I could talk on any subject I wanted–a dangerous proposition for someone so talkative to be sure–but I appreciate their confidence. Talks take a lot of time and thought before coming to…

Wildflower Wednesday: Chipola River daisy

My excitement over this new-to-my-garden wildflower knows no bounds. Coreopsis integrifolia, Chipola River daisy, a/k/a fringe leaf tickseed and Chipola dyeflower, is very rare, but it has been found from southern South Carolina to north Florida. Its common name hails from the Chipola River that runs through three counties in Florida. I bought my plant from…

Almost Indian Summer

Whether it was actually the beginng of a true Indian Summer, or just a frost a couple of nights ago, is still up for debate. Indian Summer is defined as warm temperatures after cold snap–like a freeze–and we certainly had some cold. Parts of Oklahoma got the full freeze effect, but I apparently did not….

Falling for fall

What is it about fall that stirs our imagination? On Pinterest, the boards displaying the best of autumnal blessings are lighting up like candles. I have two myself, Falling for Fall and Harvest Time, and I may add more as the season progresses. From what I see, four themes dominate the natural Pinterest boards: fall,…

Bustani Plant Farm in the fall

I was supposed to take some dear friends to Bustani Plant Farm last Saturday. Then, we discovered it was Dad’s Day at Oklahoma State University, and since I already brave Dad’s Day at Oklahoma University every year. I just couldn’t face the traffic. The weather was also chilly and raining. Our oldest daughter also requested…