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Garden Photo of the Day

Garden Photo of the Day

Gail's garden in Oklahoma

comments (20) May 22nd, 2013 in blogs
MichelleGervais Michelle Gervais, Senior Editor
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Katy Road Pink rose
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A picture of my annual church Good News Easter Egg Hunt. With the cool spring itthe garden is about 2 weeks behind normal. 
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Photo: Courtesy of Gail Wynne

Today's photos are from Gail Wynne in Oklahoma. She says, "I'm a self-taught backyard gardener in north central Oklahoma. I learned a great deal reading Fine Gardening. This is my 9th season in this garden, which is a mix of flowering shrubs, perennials, herbs, and vegetables with a few annuals dotted in--who can live without caladiums? The garden house was built in the spring of 2007. My husband designed it that winter when it was too cold to play golf. As a child my grandmother turned her wash house on the farm over to her 6 granddaughters as a playhouse. This is my garden version of those wonderful memories. It's the focal point of my garden and the backdrop for garden parties." That garden house is stright out of a fairy tale, Gail! But we need to see MUCH MORE of your garden. Send more, please! **Gail has a blog/online garden journal! Check it out HERE.**

***OK, everyone, keep going! Dig out your cameras, take a big long walk around your garden, and SEND ME PHOTOS!***

***One more thing.....have you always wondered what your fellow GPODers are like in person? Never thought you'd get a chance to meet them? Check this out.... While the GPOD isn't officially a taunton forum, it's close enough, and I wanted to extend the invite. Anybody at all interested? I'd be willing to search for some gardens to tour...

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Comments (20)

Meelianthus writes: Hello Gail ~ I posted a message for you but mistakenly posted it on your 2013 GPOD as I was looking at it at that time. Hope you will find it as I really enjoyed your blog. Thanks Posted: 5:58 pm on April 16th
Meelianthus writes: Hello Gail ~ Your gardens are just gorgeous and your love of gardening shows at every turn. I was enthralled with your blog. How long have you been keeping it? I did read thru a great portion of it and found it so heart-warming, delightful, entertaining, and informative. What a wonderful gardening/family life you have had. All I can add is WOW! Your family is very fortunate to have all of that history written by you. Happy continued gardening for you and your husband. Posted: 3:36 pm on April 16th
gloriaj writes: IS IT ME,BUT I HAVE NOT RECIEVE AN GPOD EMAIL IN WEEKS. I THOUGHT YOU HAD DISCONTUE THE GPOD, UNTIL I DECIDED TO DO A SEARCH ON FINE GARDENING WEBSITE. I LOOK FORWARD TO THIS EMAIL LIKE I LOOK FORWARD TO MY MORNING COFFEE. Posted: 6:15 am on May 23rd
trashywoman62 writes: I know I am way late but had to chime in on Gail's beautiful garden! And I loved your blog, wonderful photos! And your variety of colors in the tulip photo is so dreamy! What a wonderful setting for a garden party.

I am so glad you missed the storms on Monday! I just drove back from visiting my daughter in Junction City, KS on Monday evening, watching my back all the way home and listening to the news about the tornado. You guys are in our thoughts!

Can't wait to see more and welcome to our delightful, little group! Posted: 9:37 pm on May 22nd
ancientgardener writes: Lovely, lovely Gail. That rose by the garden house is breath-taking. I am wondering if your husband built the garden house as well as designing it. At any rate, Michelle's comment that it was straight out of a fairy tale was right on. Now to your blog for more delights. Thanks for sharing. Posted: 9:34 pm on May 22nd
GailBW writes: Thank you. Oklahoma is a great place to garden - 9 month growing season - and every conceivable kind of weather in that time. The Heartland is a wonderful part of the country. But isn't "blooming where we're planted" what it's all about. Thanks for reading the blog. Posted: 9:17 pm on May 22nd
cwheat000 writes: Gail, your garden is stunning. Martha Stewart has nothing on you. You have some real designing talent. From reading you blog, I also know it is not just a photo shoot or done by a team of professionals. Kids and family really use it and you have some really extreme weather in Oklahoma. It is even more amazing it looks so good. I am so glad to here you were not hit by the last round of tornados. I heard the area could have some more bad weather. I hope you and your garden are safe. Your blog is such a wonderful read. It sounds like you are a beautiful person too. You have no fear of failure or hard work, and family and faith seem to be your focus. You epitomize everything we love about the heartland of America. I liked the picture on your blog, of the freezing wet leaves and the wheelbarrow. It is the before picture we all have to deal with every spring. Your after shots are all amazing too. I hope you send more pictures in the future. Posted: 11:05 am on May 22nd
GardenersWK writes: Love your garden and love your blog! I know what I am going to do tonight after the kids go to bed!
Thanks for sharing your garden with all of us!
Posted: 11:02 am on May 22nd
tractor1 writes: That's a marvelous garden house. I'd like to see more of the garden and especially the veggies. Thank you Gail. Posted: 10:04 am on May 22nd
GailBW writes: Thank you everyone for your lovely comments and your concerns for Oklahoma. I'm about 2 hours north of Moore so we are fine here. Friends and their families in Moore are fine though being a small state we all know someone who knows someone who lost everything. It's been a tough few days.

My tree peony for now seems to be all the same color still except it does change a bit at the different stages of blooming. That's one of the things I love about gardening - you never know what you'll find on your morning walk.

Thank you for the orchid name - I'll make a note. Also thanks for reading the blog. I started it when the adult daughter of my former next door neighbor asked me to blog in order to teach her about gardening. It's a fun recap of my gardening week at the end of the weekend.

I think I'm going to love being part of this online gardening community. I'll send more pictures soon, but now am off to harvest lettuce and arugula for my local client choice food pantry. Posted: 8:00 am on May 22nd
briandowns writes: Looks like with this delightful setting, one can have his cake and eat it too! Posted: 7:38 am on May 22nd
Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt writes: lovely garden! Your tree peony looks like the one I have, yachiyo tsubake. Strangely, as it has aged, it has developed two slightly different colored fowers: a paler and a darker version. Is that what I see in your photo or have the flowers just aged? Posted: 7:26 am on May 22nd
terieLR writes: Hi Gail, I loved the wedding story on your blog. (and a peek into the inside of that well designed garden house!) Your garden is such a beautiful setting for gatherings. What a wonderful tribute to your childhood memories.
We are all thinking of and praying for Oklahoma. Posted: 7:15 am on May 22nd
cwrosten writes: Judging by the cakes, it must have been a wedding reception.
What a perfect setting! Posted: 7:14 am on May 22nd
mainer59 writes: Your garden is story book perfect. It looks like it popped out of a magazine page (one of Fine Gardenings competitors that focuses on garden buildings and other amenities). You have the best of both worlds, horticultural knowledge of how to grow plants and design ability to put together your dream. I hope the terrible weather in Oklahoma did not destroy any of your vision. Posted: 6:52 am on May 22nd
meander1 writes: Gail, your garden house and surrounding plantings are perfection and please pass along sincerest compliments to your husband for his designer talents. You are a formidable and impressive twosome.
Your blog is a delight and I'm still smiling (after tearing up a time or two) from reading the saga of beautiful Megan and her handsome prince charming, JP.
Yes, I hope you will share more pictures with us
gpod-ers...we're insatiable! Now I'm off to continue reading more of your blog. Posted: 6:14 am on May 22nd
bsavage writes: Your garden is beautiful, Gail! Hope you are okay with all the terrible weather your area has had! Posted: 5:37 am on May 22nd
bee1nine writes: Gail, So welcoming and charming is your garden house! Would
love to see inside!!
Love the touch of romance added in your flair of gardening,
too. All lovely!! What fun it would be to party there!
Thank you for sharing!!
Posted: 5:24 am on May 22nd
tntreeman writes: great blog/photography too,,, i just checked it out. that mystery orchid is Bletilla striata i have them here as well as the white one and enjoy them both but they get frosted some years here. bookmarked the blog for further reading! Posted: 4:31 am on May 22nd
tntreeman writes: great garden! i think i want to live in the garden house. always love to see children in a garden but an easter egg hunt would probably make me crazy :) i will say that the tulip photo is the BEST spring photo i have ever seen. Posted: 4:07 am on May 22nd
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