July 2007

Lucky 7

– Posted in: Plant info, Weather

Instead of a single day of good fortune like yesterday's auspicious 07/07/07, this has been a week of luck for one reason: rain. Although it can't be discerned from the surrounding woods with their uncommon fullness bordering on rainforest-like lushness, this summer has been uncommonly dry. Late spring and summer started out so well it [...]

Blogging tips wanted–for garden writers

– Posted in: Blogging Art and Practice

As I mentioned recently, I'm going to Oklahoma City this fall to participate in a panel discussion on garden blogs. Yes, these professional writers, accustomed as they are to newspaper, magazine, television, radio, and even marketing work, are a bit intimidated and confused by blogging--so I'm told. Some are downright misinformed. So, along with Mary [...]

Travel tips wanted–for me

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

As I said in the previous post, I'm going to Oklahoma City this fall, Lord willing. But get this: I have never made my own hotel reservations I haven't flown on a plane in 30 years I travel so little, I don't even own luggage Do you know how much flying has changed in thirty [...]

Oklahoma, here I come!

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

As many of you know, I am a member of the Garden Writers Association. A while back, I was asked to be a member of a panel discussion on garden blogs at the annual symposium, which is being held this year on September 28th through October 1st in Oklahoma City. This explains the message on [...]

‘Endless Summer’ Hydrangea: Does it live up to the hype?

– Posted in: Hydrangeas, Plant info

I wanted one The Original 'Endless Summer' hydrangea. Photo © Endless Summer®I first learned about 'Endless Summer' hydrangea four springs ago and decided instantaneously that I wanted one for my garden, and not just because of those gorgeous blue flowers. My grandma had always had these kind of hydrangeas (H. macrophylla) growing in her garden, [...]