Happy New Year every one! Kathy and I are excited for the third year of Plant Wisdom Garden Center. Last year, in spite of many challenges(late freezes, rain, ice, and heat), we saw a lot of familiar faces, friends, and newcomers. We are so happy to be here again and hoping for our best year yet! We have some fun and interesting classes planned, exciting new plants, and the same outstanding hardy plants you’ve come to expect from Plant Wisdom.
Doing these is a great way to accomplish some of your New Year Resolutions. Just half an hour gardening can burn up to 300 calories. Mycobacterium vaccae, that’s a bacteria and it’s in your soil. A walk through your yard, and it will be on your shoes. This bacteria was found about 10 years ago and used to boost the immune system of cancer patients. As a side effect, the oncologists found that the mood of the treated patients improved drastically. Not to mention all the tasty herbs, fruits, and vegetables your garden can give you!
So get out there and dig in the garden, your body and mind will thank you!
- Alex Wisdom
This is probably the most asked question we receive. This week's post will answer that and tie in with our sale that we are having for Mother's Day weekend! If you pick one of these three, for your self or your momma, you will have a beautiful, low maintenance plant all summer!
I am going to start off by saying that I am leaving off the Portulacas. Purslane, and Rose Moss(Moss Rose) are fantastic plants. They are succulent, which means they have a way of storing water. They bloom like crazy, they are easy as it gets. Come on by and grab some! However, tt would go against our mission statement if I didn't provided something more inspired. Which brings me to the only three plants I plant every year!
By common name, Blue Daze, Million Bells, and Trailing Periwinkle.
I hope this gives you some ideas for your home, or your Mothers. Remember, May 8th! We are having a Mother's Day Sale the 6th, 7th, and 8th, and all hanging baskets are $13.95!
Ok, plant nerds, time to start practicing your Sweet Honey Brown style news interview monologues. NOAA, NWS, and the mesonet are predicting some nasty weather. 90 mph winds, tornados, and "giant" hail. however, there are also a lot of "ifs", and "possibles" in their forecasts. So, we'll have to wait and see.
It would still be a good idea to bring you pots under cover, say your last words to anything planted in the ground, and have your insurance agent on hold!
As you can see, we are all hunkered down for the evening, and we will be closing early. We hope you all stay safe, watch the weather, get out your weather man/storm chaser drinking game of choice, and, of course, "stay weather aware".
It was a lot of hard work. Years of thinking and dreaming, months of planning, and four false starts later, we have a home.
4711 N. May Ave, Oklahoma City.
The old TCBY in Mayfair Center.
Kathy and Alex have combined experience of over 25 years, and offer their expertise here.