31 January 2009

Stuff to Do While It's Still Too Cold

IN TULSA FEB 7 AT 8:30 AM On Saturday Feb 7, I'll be attending the Oklahoma Native Plant Society "Birds Bees Butterflies Blankets and Beautiful Oklahoma" Indoor Outing. On-Site Registration begins at 8:30 am and the last event ends at 3. Click here for the roster of speakers. Admission is $5.


SAT FEB 21 AT 9:15 AM IN MUSKOGEE OK On Saturday, Feb 21 in Muskogee OK there will be a free how-to Community Gardening event at Muskogee Public Library, 814 West Okmulgee AV. The library opens at 9 and registration for the event will begin at 9:15.

The keynote speaker will be Bruce Edwards from the Regional Food Bank of OK and the Urban Harvest Program. Edwards is involved with successful community gardens all around the OKC area.

After Edwards' talk, attendees will be able to choose between two presentations. One will be a panel of gardeners helping beginning gardeners with basic information. The other track will be a presentation about growing to sell at farmer's markets.

The program will conclude with a presentation about gardening with family, youth, school, and children's groups.

For more information contact Doug Walton, doug.walton@suddenlink.net and 918-686-6939.


IN SPRINGDALE ARKANSAS FEB 21 AT 10 AM On Saturday, February 21, the speaker for the Flower Garden and Nature Society of Northwest Arkansas will be Joyce Mendenhall. Mendenhall is an all around great person and Washington County Master Gardener. Her topic will be "Garden Whimsy". Social time begins at 9:30 and program starts around 10 a.m. Call Lynn Rogers at 479-841-8759 or email lbr845@cox.net.
The meeting will be held in the Student Center at the Northwest Technical Institute, 709 S Old Missouri Rd, Springdale, AR which is 8.7 miles from Fayetteville.

IN TULSA FEB 21 AT 7 PM The Oklahoma Horticultural Society winter speaker will be Michael Shoup of the Antique Rose Emporium on Saturday, Feb 21, 7:00 PM in the Tulsa Garden Center Auditorium, 2435 S. Peoria. The program is free.

Mike Shoup is the owner of the Antique Rose Emporium, in Brenham, Texas so of course his topic will be, "The Ultimate Garden Plant - A New Look at Old Roses".

Mike will talk about the early days of rose rustling, the difference between garden roses and modern exhibition roses. Light refreshments will be provided and served by The Tulsa Perennial Club members.

IN TULSA FEB 26 On Thursday Feb 26 at 10 a.m., The Tulsa Council of Federated Garden Clubs is having their annual book review and style show at Tulsa Garden Center. Cost is $15. I went last year and really enjoyed the fashion show by Mary Ruby - the shop is pricey for my budget but the fashions modeled by garden club members is fun. Lunch is Charlie's Chicken and BBQ of Pryor. Contact Carolyn Romine 918-251-4179 for information.

IN MUSKOGEE OK FEB 28 9 A.M. The Friends of Honor Heights Park will hold its first business meeting as a 501(C)3 to talk about the goals of the organization, to meet fellow Honor Heights Park enthusiasts and find out what members want to volunteer for.

The event will be held in the new classrooms at Honor Heights Park.

From 10 to 12 there will be two workshops: Matthew Weatherbee on plant propagation and Martha Stoodley on seed starting. The workshop is free to members and $10 for visitors. You can join friends that day. The membership levels are $25, $35 and $100 or above.
For more information contact Weatherbee at 918-682-9276 or Honorheightsfriends@gmail.com.

1 comment:

Wayne Stratz said...

The Philadelphia Flower show is approaching to get the area primed for spring, as if we need priming for spring.