This is how I felt after I listened to some of the talks. I felt like I needed to go meditate. (Statue in the Meditation Garden at the State Botanical Garden in Athens, GA.)

Five lessons from the Garden Communicators’ annual meeting

I was going to write “Five lessons from GWA” because it’s short, to the point and SEO friendly, but the organization’s new name, GWA, the Association for Garden Communicators, tries to encompass all the ways we communicate about gardening. I think we should change the organization’s name to GCA, get...

Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Overdam' in front of Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

Hydrangeas for Oklahoma’s finicky climate

Do you like hydrangeas, but despair of growing them in hot and sunny Oklahoma? Here are several hydrangeas for Oklahoma’s finicky climate. Choose wisely because hydrangeas live for a very long time, and many of them take up a lot of gardening room. If your garden is small, but...

Hibiscus 'Moy Grande' will always have a place in my garden. Bumbles love it, and, as the name says, the blooms are huge.

What looks good now

Good morning Sunshines! I hope all is well in your world today. Mine is a-ok, copacetic, in fact. Today, I want to share what looks good now. Even though Oklahoma is still hotter than a firecracker–97F forecast today–the garden looks pretty darn good. We’re in that in-between-the-blooms stage so...

Stitch Fix Box

Stitch Fix September Review

Hi gang! For this post, my Stitch Fix September review, let’s pretend RDR is a fashion blog. My blog does have ramblings in the title after all, and today, I want to talk about over-fifty fashion. Those of you not interested in fashion, check back later for more garden info....


Ornamental gardens are forgiving

Ornamental gardens are forgiving, and mine has certainly had a lot to forgive this year. The garden’s slump started with my trip to Houston in April for work followed by another trip to England in May with Bill. Great fun, but traveling put me behind the eight ball. Then, I went...

Eudora Welty House

Visiting Eudora Welty’s House and Garden

Last week, Bill, Claire and I took an epic road trip vacation, and on our way home, we visited Eudora Welty’s house and garden. Our visit was a fluke. It only happened because Carol Michel from May Dreams Gardens noted we were in Jackson, MS. She suggested–nay, insisted–we visit....