GPOD on the Highway: Stillwater, Oklahoma


Hello GPODers. That is Joseph, your GPOD editor. I lately took a visit to Stillwater, Oklahoma, and thought I’d share among the lovely backyard scenes I bought to take pleasure in whereas there.

garden with various cacti and low-growing plantsMy first cease on the town was the botanic backyard at Oklahoma State College. It was filled with lots of attractive issues, however I perhaps beloved this planting the perfect. In a sizzling, sunny spot, it was planted up with cacti and different drought-adapted vegetation.

cactus in a dish planter on a pedestalRising up out the mattress are these unimaginable planters created from steel pipe and outdated plow discs, each dwelling to an attractive cactus specimen.

close up of another cactus in the gardenThese cacti are tender and need to spend the winter within the greenhouse. They’re an ideal alternative for these planters, as they’re wonderful with a small quantity of soil that can dry out simply.

orange catch resting on bench in Japanese gardenThere are numerous completely different areas inside the botanic backyard. It is a scene from the Japanese backyard, which was cool and restful. A resident cat was clearly an enormous fan of it as properly.

close up of hedgehog cactusThere are additionally hardy cacti rising in floor. It is a species of hedgehog cactus (genus Echinocereus) I feel, thriving in a dry rock backyard space.

close up of garden bed with silver foliage plantMy subsequent cease was the nice nursery Bustani Plant Farm, which grows all types of lovely and strange vegetation and, even higher, has an incredible show backyard with the intention to see the vegetation rising. It’s such an effective way to introduce native gardener to new vegetation. This part contains many water-wise alternatives, together with this attractive Artemisia ‘Silver Bullet’.

rock garden with lots of white and yellow flowersThe plant within the foreground of this picture from the rock backyard at Bustani is Zinnia angustifolia, an annual species that may be very drought tolerant and appears lovely all summer time lengthy.

close up of rock garden with bright yellow and pink flowersThe rock backyard is loaded down with flowers. The yellow flower is a local annual helenium (Helenium amarum) that blooms all summer time and, when it’s comfortable (as it’s right here), self-sows.

 

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