10 June 2007

Lilies and Indian Blanket

IN THE GARDEN - This is one of the daylilies blooming this morning. It probably came from Nelson Myers' garden on 12th Street in Muskogee. The entire back yard is dedicated to his day lily collection and breeding. Right now it is a beautiful sight with daylilies, purple cone flowers and roses blooming.
A Red Velvet Lily in the front bed from Old House Gardens Bulbs.
AROUND TOWN - The second day of the Muskogee Garden Club's garden tour was less successful in terms of the number of people on the home tour but was a great day at the plant sale - lots and lots of plants went home with plant lovers who had just the right spot for them.
The Shutterbug Club sold prints, the Genealogy Society sold note cards, the little girls from the neighborhood sold the cakes they baked last night, the Audubon Society sold bluebird houses they built and Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy Center sold their cookbooks.
Cal's Plant of the Week is an email subscription service that sends out information on a specific plant. Their emails do not arrive every week despite the name but come often enough to keep subscribers learning about new plants fairly often. This week's plant is Indian Blanket (Gaillarida pulchella) and the link above will take you to their informational post.
To subscribe to Plant of the Week click on the listserve's link. The whole endeavor is a service of the University of Oklahoma Department of Botany & Microbiology and specifically Cal Lemke, who is OU's botany greenhouse grower and an avid gardener.

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