Another rose to know: ‘Carefree Beauty’

Tired of hearing about cold and snow?  Me too. Instead, let us speak of times past, particularly of summer, when the garden posed for one giant beauty shot. Imagine. You step outside, the screen door slapping at your heels, and a wall of heat hits you like a thunderclap. ...

A pink muhly grass cloud floats behind a spiky yucca. I thought the juxtaposition begged to be photographed.

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...


Great Garden Standbys

Orignally published in the Spring 2008 OHS Horticulture Horizons newsletter. As avid gardeners, we search out the newest and best each spring, and we are tantalized by those plants with large advertising budgets: the “new and improved” hybrids, some of which do great here; others, quickly die. For example:...


August Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day Brings Rain

On this August 15th, we’ve had rain showers for two straight days with more rain headed our way. As Oklahoma gardeners, it seems our fate to always have too much of everything. August usually brings that in the form of too much heat and sun, but after Pam’s lovely...