Word of the Week: Potential. After a week at the lake, I came back to my garden with fresh eyes. Sure, everything in Oklahoma is taking a beating with our extreme heat and lack of rain. And yes, my garden is behind the curve because of previous mishaps. Still, I spent a couple of hours… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 7-28-18
Six things. In a garden. On a Saturday. 1 - Sunflowers. This beauty looks odd in my hanging basket, but I still love it. This type of flower is just one of the many in a mixed wildflower packet designed to attract pollinators. The sunflowers stand feet taller than the rest of the flowers, but… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 7-7-18
In time and with water, everything changes. ~ Leonardo da Vinci I have lots of both – time and water – but don’t necessarily want to spend lots of my time delivering water to the garden. At first I was thrilled to see that the previous owner of my home had installed a faucet and… Continue reading Time & Water
There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder. ~ Alfred Austin At one time or another, everyone around my age has shared with their kids how things were different when we were growing up. A common memory is, ‘We played… Continue reading When Did Gardening Get So Complicated?
In creating this blog, I’ve scoured the internet looking at other blogs. There are so many interesting ideas out there! In the process, I’ve added a dozen new blogs to my reading list. And I’ve discovered that I don’t have anything new and different to offer. This blog is just me being me. I am… Continue reading The Miracle of Peas
My research told me that the last frost for my area is historically April 15. This year, the early days of April were so nice that it was difficult to believe that cold weather could still be lingering. But thank goodness I waited! Some of my Round 1 plants have emerged, so I found myself… Continue reading Round 2 of Plantings for 2018
Wednesday, March 28 Radish (Miniwase) – from Mike the Gardener. I must admit, I was surprised at how few seeds were in the packet. I know you can make successive plantings throughout the season … I will have to purchase more seeds. Leek (American Flag) – from Mike the Gardener. Spinach (Viroflay) – from Mike… Continue reading First plantings of 2018