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Salvia elegens 'Golden Delicious' pineapple sage in front of my red fountain. #nofilter

Tropical plants, a hot summer garden’s best friend

Next to colorful annuals, tropical plants are a hot summer garden’s best friend. In Oklahoma and much of the middle South, tropical plants are grown successfully as annuals. Yes, in a mid-south climate, they die at winter’s end, but that’s okay. If you take cuttings, you can keep your favorites going year...

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H. 'Jedi Blue Note' with green frog.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, June 2014

One the great gifts of Carol Michel’s long-running meme, Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, is the chronicling of one’s own garden throughout the years. I’ve participated most months since May 15, 2008, when I wrote about my David Austin roses. Since I’ve done this for so many seasons, I find some things...

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Salvia argentea, silver sage, I added to the garden last spring covered with frost.

Autumn arrives with a frosty kiss

Autumn arrived at RDR this morning with a kiss from icy lips. A cold front with rain barreled through the center of the state making the roses shudder and wave their petals about in the swirling winds. This morning is chilly, and the Queens of May like it not....

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Fall garden eye candy

My fall flower garden which is full of eye candy right now. I’ll pretty much let the photos tell the story. At least I’ll try. The roses are back in bloom. I gave them a shearing in September–later and different strategy these last few years because of the heat...

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day September, 2013

Hey gang! It’s that time again. Time to share with Carol at May Dreams Gardens and the world our blooms for the month. So, please step through the garden gate with me, and let’s take a look. Oklahoma had a splendid summer, so mild and full of rain I...

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and Foliage Followup

This Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, you get two, two for the price of one. I’m still working on the book, and I’m too tired to think about much of anything. Early this morning, I went out and took photos. The garden is in between bloom stages. I’m going out...

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