16 October 2010

A gift of beauty from Southern Living Plants

Southern Living Plants Collection just made a generous donation to the Tulsa Linnaeus Teaching Garden.

I've written before about the mission of the Linnaeus Garden - providing information to local gardeners, former gardeners, potential gardeners and want-to-be gardeners.

As with most teaching gardens, the Linnaeus is a nonprofit that relies on corporate donations, volunteers and contributions.

Southern Living donated to the Linnaeus Teaching Garden in 2008 when they were first getting started. In 2010 they donated 23 of hardy annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees.

Director of Horticulture, Barry Fugatt said that the contribution made a huge impact.

Plants included: Purple Diamond Loropetalum, Blush Pink Nandina, Jubilation Gardenia, and Early Bird Crapemyrtles.

Living Plant Collection: Plant Development Services Inc. and Southern Living magazine joined forces in spring 2008. Southern Living Plant Collection are selected to perform especially well in Southern gardens.

A tip of the trowel to Southern Living for their generosity. We love love love the Linnaeus Garden and hope to have a teaching garden in Muskogee in a couple of years. Maybe they will contribute to our garden when we are ready.

For more information about the Collection, visit southernlivingplants.com.

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