I wrote an article in the March issue of Oklahoma Gardener. I know, it’s late in the month, but I kept forgetting to tell you. It’s a profile on Sister Barbara Joseph’s garden at her pantry for the homeless of Oklahoma City. This is a photo which didn’t make it into the magazine. In fact, I didn’t submit it.
When I can, I volunteer on Fridays at the pantry, and you can guess where I help. Several of us work in the garden, keeping it watered, fertilized and trimmed. However, my friend, Katie, is the creative force behind the photo below.
If you live in Oklahoma, you might consider subscribing to Oklahoma Gardener because it has great photos and information particular to our region. In the March issue, Steve Owens, owner of Bustani Plant Farm in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and former host of the Oklahoma Gardening television program, wrote a plant profile. So did Russell Studebaker, longtime columnist for The Tulsa World.
Although this magazine is part of a larger publication effort including other states, much of the content is specific to Oklahoma. For example, on pages eight through eleven, a regional report breaks up the state into four areas, and experts from those areas tell us what to plant, and when and where.
I want to point out that Oklahoma Gardener is not paying me for this endorsement of their regional magazine. They do pay me for my articles though.
If all goes well, I have a cover story on crapemyrtles coming out in July. I interviewed Dr. Carl Whitcomb, from Stillwater, who developed some of the best new crapemyrtle varieties on the market.
You don’t want to miss that.