Disco Belle? Hibiscus. Hardy. Pretty. #pollinator friendly.

Disco Belle? Hibiscus. Hardy. Pretty. #pollinator friendly.

 

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: July

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: July

I got home last night at Midnight after a seven-day journey first to Boise, Idaho for a visit with Mary Ann Newcomer and then to Portland, Oregon, for Garden Bloggers Fling. I am weary. I almost posted one tomato blossom for this July Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Almost.

In the middle of the south side of the back garden looking back toward the house. You can see that the split-rail fencing needs repair.

In the middle of the south side of the back garden looking back toward the house. You can see that the split-rail fencing needs…

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Four B’s to daylily garden zen

Four B’s to daylily garden zen

You may have noticed a lot of daylily bloom posts on Red Dirt Ramblings this year. For those of you bored by all this hemnut nonsense, I promise we’ll be back to regular programing soon. I’m headed to the Garden Bloggers Bling in Portland this week, and I hope to post a lot of photos to take you along with me.

The four B's to daylily garden zen

Zen Frog in Hemerocallis ‘Concorde Nelson’ daylily

Several friends commented they…

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Blue sky sunflower.

Blue sky sunflower.

 

Come on over to daylily’s dark side

Come on over to daylily’s dark side

Hemerocallis 'Black Arrowhead' (Roberts 2002)

Hemerocallis ‘Black Arrowhead’ (Roberts 2002). Oddly, a lot of dark daylilies have Native American themes with Apache often somewhere in the name. No comment on why I think this is so.

Imagine, for a moment, Darth Vader holding a daylily scape in his hand instead of a light saber. He’s exhorting Luke Skywalker to come on over to the dark side, but instead of talking about the Force, he’s speaking…

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With rain, the garden grows

With rain, the garden grows

Overstuffed back garden which is so happy from the rain.

Overstuffed back garden so happy from the rain.

This year, I am reminded that gardening is so much easier when the sun doesn’t overwhelm plants suffering from drought. With a little rain, the garden grows in beauty and grace. The last three years Oklahoma suffered with high temperatures and terrible drought, not as terrible as California, but bad enough. Even though we fought the good fight with…

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, June 2014

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, June 2014

Campanula punctata 'Alba', white spotted bellflower. I also grow the pink one, 'Cherry Bells', but it isn't blooming yet. I bought these at Bustani Plant Farm.

Campanula punctata ‘Alba’, white spotted bellflower. I also grow the pink one, ‘Cherry Bells’, but it isn’t blooming yet. I bought these at Bustani Plant Farm.

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. Si…

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