Fall container rehab

Last week, I did a live video on Facebook about my fall container rehab. Click below to see me in action. embed-code      It’s time to pull out the old and bring in the new. I threw the old plants on the compost pile. They had a good run, but summer is thankfully over,…

Crazy ’bout coleus

After last week’s beautiful summer foliage post, I promised you another entry devoted entirely to coleus. I’m crazy ’bout coleus, and I think you will be too when you consider all the summer gardening possibilities. As I’ve written before, tropical plants are a summer garden’s best friend. That’s not to say I don’t like flowers….

Beautiful foliage carries the summer garden

A garden without beautiful foliage is boring especially in the middle of a hot summer. Except in Oklahoma’s most temperate years, most flowers slow down or even stop. That’s why roses in my part of the country are spring and fall performers. They hang on through summer petulant and miserable as only queens can. Since Oklahoma is rarely…

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 done. It’s a completely different garden…

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 you haven’t already, check your bluebird…

Puttering and potting up

Whew! I’ve been working steadily to get The 20-30 Something Garden Guide done, and writing, proofing, editing doesn’t leave much time for anything else, especially blogging. I miss you guys. I did write a post on the 20/30 Something blog if you want to go visit. Still, I had one day this week where I stepped…

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 and drought. It’s taking a chance…