Cardinals lined up for the bird feeder. Do you also see the American Goldfinch?

Snow and a bluebird sighting

I’ve heard them for days. The male Eastern Bluebirds are on the march which means, in spite of the snow, spring isn’t far away. I caught one checking out our bluebird house when the dogs and I took a wintry stroll. The scouts are out and hunting so if...

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Helleborus 'Blue Lady' which looks a lot like 'Red Lady.'

Hellebores from Oklahoma Gardener

Below is an article I wrote for Oklahoma Gardener in May, 2010, about hellebores. I thought you might enjoy it. The photos are from 2010 through 2012. At this moment, my hellebores are patiently waiting under comfy leaf piles for me to tend them. I simply haven’t had time. I’ve...

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The Ed Lycan Conservatory in Will Rogers Park, Oklahoma City, OK

Restoring the Ed Lycan Conservatory in Oklahoma City

When the Oklahoma City Council approved a $2 Million renovation of the Ed Lycan Conservatory in Will Rogers Park, I was happily surprised. No, actually, I was stunned and grateful. Located in Will Rogers Park, The Ed Lycan Conservatory is special to me. To learn more about its history and reconstruction,...

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See those in front with the yellow tips? They just came out of the closet today. The vase on the left is modern. The turquoise one may be modern too, but it has the Tye type shape. It came from England.

How to force bulbs indoors

I was recently with a friend, Emma Jeffery from Hello Beautiful, and we started talking about how to force bulbs. Emma is originally from England, and she said, “Oh yes, Mum always did that. I did too.” She seemed genuinely surprised that in America we aren’t as likely to...

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