Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lime' and Senorita Rosalita cleome

July garden chores

The page on the calendar has turned. It’s already July, which came in on a flood in Oklahoma. Today is gray, but I don’t mind. Gray skies bring cooler weather. July will be hot and humid soon so enjoy it while you can and get those July garden chores...

'Conca d' Or' - Orienpet Hybrid Lilies are much more beautiful in person than online.

Hot forecast and sunny days

“Is it hot out here or what?” I ask as I fan myself, and sweat drips down my face. Bill says, “Is a twenty-pound Robin fat?” It’s hotter than Hades in Oklahoma. Not as hot as 2011, but hot enough. Good thing daylilies like hot weather. They may melt...

Triangle bed on the left side

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, June 2015

Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, June 2015, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. If it’s June in Oklahoma, then you must know it’s all about the daylilies, or hemerocallis, if we’re being botanically literate. Here are my bloom day posts for 2014 and 2013. Daylilies are always the...

Rudbeckia maxima

Back to our regularly scheduled program

We just returned from two trips scheduled back-to-back. We didn’t do this madness on purpose. Bill had a convention, and the other trip to Kill Devil Hills could only be taken last week. I love vacation, but I’m also glad to be home. The garden missed me. Rain stopped...

Shade garden--Red Dirt Ramblings (1 of 1)

Perennial gardens love rainy days

Perennial gardens love rainy days, but the vegetables, tropicals and annuals, not so much. The tropical plants are shivering in their little holes. I keep telling them to hang on. It will get hot again. My garden has had over sixteen inches of rain in the last few weeks. I started...

The back garden at daybreak.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: Welcome Sweet May

The rains of April and May have been good for Oklahoma gardens, and mine is no different this Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Welcome Sweet May in all your floriferous glory. I will not take you for granted. I will not complain about soggy soil. Hot and dry July will...

Rosa 'Abraham Darby' in the border on the East side of the house. --Dee Nash--Red Dirt Ramblings

Roses I have left and Mother’s Day

The roses I have left are putting on quite a show. All this rain Oklahoma is receiving in April and May makes the garden glad to grow. Birds are singing. Bees are humming, and I saw a baby damselfly this morning on an iris. He or she got away before...