Monday, March 26, 2012

Whats blooming right now inTulsa Oklahoma?

Wisteria is in full bloom right now. The colors range from white to pink to shades of lilac. It's easy to grow; in fact, Wisteria sometimes has to be tamed with some aggressive pruning. It works well on arbors and atop fences and -- with some careful attention -- in old established trees.  There are also some free-standing or "tree form" varieties.  Ultimately few plants compare to Wisteria in terms of luscious blooms and fragrant aroma...creating a unique atmosphere with such endearing colors and graceful shapes.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What's Blooming in Tulsa? Oklahoma Red Buds

The Oklahoma Red Bud has a glossier green foliage and deeper orchid color than the common Red Bud.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What's Blooming in Tulsa! Purple Leaf Plum

This tree grows up to about 20 feet. One of the first to bloom in March, is sometimes knocked out by a surprise freeze.
The leaves remain a variation of this color all summer. Loves the sun and has a surprising amount of color this time of year.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Tulsa White Dogwood

Dogwoods will be bursting open soon...because of our sharp winter and hot summer temperatures in Tulsa we have some of the visually strongest displays.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Kwanzan Cherry...the most beautiful of blooms

The Kwanzan Cherry is blooming all around Tulsa right now....this tree has a sterling silver bark that glows in winter and the Spring blooms look like mini peonies...upright or weeping you can't go wrong with adding this to your Spring pallet for early blooming...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 of the first radiant smells of Spring

I love this smell...I look forward to this every Spring. Lilacs are worth the trouble...not an easy plant to grow in the beginning....but once established can make it through the hottest of summers.
When trimming a Lilac...cut as if you are cutting blooms to put in water...this is all the trimming you need......removing any dead branches as you go...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Plant Sunflower seeds in an area where they can grow and not be in your way...they are bright and delightful in the Summer heat.

Monday, March 12, 2012


So far we are having an early Spring this year...its time to go out and clean up the beds and prepare for any planting of seeds. Remember to plant inside 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost, which is considered to be April 15th here in Tulsa.