After the tour

After last Saturday’s garden tour, I find myself in a reflective mood. You had questions. I’ve got answers. I couldn’t get to all of you on tour day so I’ll address some things here. I also heard some people didn’t get to visit. It was a great tour. I’m sorry you missed it. This post…

Prepping for an Oklahoma garden tour

The Oklahoma Horticultural Society holds a garden tour each fall showcasing Oklahoma gardens in various parts of Oklahoma City, or its surrounding suburbs. The ticket price goes to scholarships for horticulture students at universities throughout the state. You can buy tickets for $15.00 the day of the tour at the gardens, and beforehand at the…

Why I haven’t written

I’ve been like a long-tailed cat in a room full of rockers. It’s the end of the school year for my kids, and all that entails. The Diva just graduated from high school yesterday. There’s been prom, and a whole host of writing projects. Plus, I’ve been toiling in the garden of delight. Everything about…

An invite to a special garden party

As a member of the Oklahoma Horticultural Society and a tour volunteer, I’d like to personally invite you to the 2010 Garden Tour for Connoisseurs, to be held this Saturday, September 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If fantastic gardens aren’t enough to bring you, think about the all the good you’ll be doing…

Kitchen Gardener magazine arrives!

About a hundred years ago, when I first started gardening out here in the country in my red dirt, I subscribed to Kitchen Gardener magazine (formerly known as Kitchen Garden).  Like a vegetable garden bible, I carried this magazine everywhere, and I read its bimonthly issue cover to cover.  I was so entranced by one…

How Do We Save Print Media?

This week, the garden writing community was abuzz with news:  Meredith Publishing Company laid off 250 of  its employees, and ceased publication of Country Home Magazine. Another magazine, The Growing Edge is also shutting its doors.  This follows closely on the heels of the end of Cottage Living and House and Garden. I don’t know…