Winter is Orchid Time

"As a plant that grows and rests on its host so I depend on You, my God, Creator and host of the planet earth, for all of my life's needs."c.e. hollis Orchids are a winter flower. When the days are overcast, snow blown and cold here it is spring in the southern hemisphere and the... Continue Reading →

Wildflowers

When a rose blooms for us, we fancy ourselves great gardeners yet we don't know even how a rose grows. c.e. hollis Wildflowers pop up in the grass of every meadow. They dance in the cool and wet spots. They flourish in the hot dry places as well. They spring up in the ditches along... Continue Reading →

Tulips in Spring Gardens

Tulips in the spring garden are like candy, so full of sugar that a person can go into a diabetic coma just looking at them. I visited two gardens this spring to see the bulbs. Tulsa Bontanic Gardens and also Honor Heights Park in Muskogee had daffodils, redbuds, dogwoods, and tulips. I loved the dense... Continue Reading →

Spring Comes Softly

"Spring comes so softly that we don't hear her voice until we have seen her wave her green. Suddenly there is color and music and our hearts fill with each note." c.e. hollis Spring Comes Softly The daffodils, crocuses, and hyacinths are first to show up. They are "sudden" clumps of green stems and among... Continue Reading →

Buttonhole Attitude

Begonia The begonia on my porch is showing her true colors this week. As each tiny bead of a bud pops itself open; it uncurls into a tiny pale pink bundle like a baby girls's soft crochetted bootie found in the cradle's end––a tiny soft wad. Then the sun beams on it and it unfolds... Continue Reading →

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