Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden

The Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden is part of Woodward Park and one of my favorite places to spend a little time. For a brief history click HERE. The park is near home and always very attractive.

Oklahoma became a state in 1907 and is celebrating its centennial year. One event is the planting of 500 new rose bushes in the garden. For the Tulsa World article click

Betty Boop


A small army of gardeners keep the park near perfection.

Susan and Smokey

Julia Child

Chicago Peace

Charlotte Armstrong

I apologize for not remembering all the names. I resolve to start carrying a notebook. I hope you enjoyed the roses.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Tulsa Iris Garden - April 23, 2007

Iris are blooming. In older gardens are the familiar purple "Flags". In the Iris garden at Woodward Park are newer varieties in startling colors.

I should have all the names for these but I forgot to write them down. Sorry.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

April in Tulsa means Roses and Garden Planting

Tulsa's Woodward Park is a showplace for Azaleas and home of the Tulsa Rose Garden

The Azaleas have been spectacular this year although their peak is past. Many shady paths walk you through the azaleas.

The Tulsa Rose Garden is very beautiful and a good place to see which roses bloom best in Tulsa.

An early yellow shrub rose.

I have several nice climbing roses at my home. This is an Improved Blaze. It is just beginning to bloom.

My Vegetable Garden is planted but not much is up yet. My tomato plants are off to a good start.

Sunday, April 01, 2007


Springtime in Tulsa and flowering trees and shrubs have burst into bloom. It's a beautiful time of year.

The city is full of Bradford pear trees. I read where Tulsa has too many of them, but why not? They are georgous when they bloom and the leaves turn red in the fall. I love them.

Yellow forsithia accents many a lawn.

Tulip trees bloom early and are sometimes caught by a late freeze but this year they are especially beautiful.

The red dogwood in my front yard is small but is blooming nicely. It will grow more beautiful every year.

I have another in the back planted with azalias along a North side.