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…

New to me

So, do you live in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, or one of its nearby suburbs?  Are you wanting something new for the garden or a container?  Something nobody else in your neighborhood has? My friend, do I ever have the nurseries for you.  A friend of mine, Sharon B., who belongs to the Garden…

Snowbound thoughts: Part I, terrariums

Well, most of the snow melted in yesterday’s rain, but more ice and snow are predicted for Sunday and again next week.  I’m beginning to understand why northern gardeners go stir crazy in winter. However, as Cindy From My Corner of Katy (near Houston), wrote, “One step closer to spring, sweet Jesus.” Isn’t that what…

Plant Delights Nursery Lives Up to Its Name

This morning, buses arrived at 7:00 a.m. to whisk 600 plus writers, photographers, television media personalities, designers and other garden communicators to Plant Delights Nursery with side trips  to the local garden of John Dilley and Willie Pilkington and the Raleigh Farmer’s Market. What can I say?  Plant Delights was a feast for the horticultural…

Sunflower Salutations

A perfect, early fall day bathed in blue.  The sun is shining.  Only a few marshmallow clouds gliding across the sky.  Standing in the middle of the garden, feet firmly planted on solid ground, turn your face toward the sun with your arms flung out at your sides.  Palms turned upward.  Eyes closed in reverence…