Garden Clubs

Tour gardens are pageant girls

Tour gardens are pageant girls. And, yes, I could have used contestants in the headline, but that wouldn't be alliteration would it? So, don't take the girl thing personally. I know they are women, not girls, and I'm not hating on pageants either.

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Come on over to daylily’s dark side

Imagine, for a moment, Darth Vader holding a daylily scape in his hand instead of a light saber. He’s exhorting Luke Skywalker to come on over to the dark side, but instead of talking about the Force, he’s speaking of velvety soft and dark daylily blooms. How could Luke ever...

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Road trippin’ in Ft. Worth

I love Ft. Worth. We first went there via the Heartland Flyer in 2007. Bear was quite young, and she rode a bull in cow town. By the way, she consented to my posting the photo below. We returned last year with her graduating class to take in the...

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June Bloom Day, come and converse with the daylilies

At the Red Dirt Ranch, when the daylilies are blooming, nothing else can compare. Not even beautiful Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ although she does give it her best shot as she peeks from behind the variegated weigela. Can you see why I never want to leave home? I’ve enjoyed the...

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Splendor in the fall garden begins in spring

The following is a talk I gave to my Edmond Iris and Garden Club in September. I thought it might be helpful to others who want a gorgeous fall garden. Having a beautiful garden in the fall goes way beyond garden mums, ornamental asters and pansies although these are...

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