Buy bulbs now before it’s too late.

Buy bulbs now before it’s too late.

Buy bulbs now. Tulips in terra cotta pot. 'Temple's Favourite', 'Rococo' and 'Orange Princess'

Tulips in terra cotta pot: ‘Temple’s Favourite’, ‘Rococo’ and ‘Orange Princess’ with dark blue pansies planted in early spring.

Consider this your bulb-buying reminder, nay warning. Now is the time to buy bulbs to plant for fall. If you want tulips, daffodils, purple hyacinths, blue chionodoxa, fritillaria in cream, orange, yellow or even dusky purple, you need to order now.

Otherwise, you’ll be…

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: August

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: August

Did you ever wonder where the term, the “Dog Days of August” came from? Do you suppose it refers to hot weather and a general malaise? Well, sort of. The Romans named the days from July 23 through August 23 for the dog star, Sirius. Romans feared these days so much that they did some vile stuff to appease their gods.

Orthosiphon aristatus, cat's whiskers, is a wonderful herb that I grow as an ornamental plant. I overwintered it in the greenhouse last year.

Orthosiphon aristatus, cat’s whiskers, is a wonderful herb that I grow as an…

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August Garden Observations

Remember all that hurrying and scurrying we did from late February to June? Well, the dog days of August are here, and because I don’t have to work so hard, I’ve had time to make a few August garden observations.

August Garden Observations. I really like the plant combinations around the red fountain this year. Pineapple sage, 'Dallas Red' lantana, 'Pink Crystals' ruby grass and 'Victoria Blue' salvia (returned from last year.)

I really like the plant combinations around the red fountain this year. Pineapple sage, ‘Dallas Red’ lantana, ‘Pink Crystals’ ruby grass and ‘Victoria Blue’ salvia (returned from last…

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Stories from the Garden Bloggers Fling: Chickadee Gardens

Stories from the Garden Bloggers Fling: Chickadee Gardens

If your mind is still a blur from all the sensory input even two weeks later, how would you write the stories of the Garden Bloggers Fling? First, we’ll start with some facts:

This year the fling was in Portland, a gardener blogger paradise.

  • Three full days of glorious garden touring. We went to seventeen gardens. That’s a lot!
  • The first two days were sunny and very hot–yes, in Portland. The last…

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Ducks with their babies at The Myriad Gardens in #OKC.

Ducks with their babies at The Myriad Gardens in #OKC.