Showing posts from February, 2017

Events for Gardeners

Here are a few reasons to mark your calendar, fellow gardeners, garden trekkers, bird lovers.

Sat March 4 at 2:00
Monarchs and Pollinators: The Need for Habitat Restoration
Chip Taylor, speaker, is founder and director of Monarch Watch
FREE and open to the public
Broken Arrow High School Media Center
1901 East Albany St. Broken Arrow

April 15
Jenks Herb and Plant Festival/Sale
Downtown Main Street
918.299.2311 and 918.446.2488

April 22 from 9-4
Sand Springs Herbal Affair
100 vendors

Sat. & Sun. May 20-21
Wildlife Habitat Tour
Audubon At Home: Gardening for Wildlife
Tour home gardens and shop native plant vendors at each home and 918.809.6325

Sat, June 10
Muskogee Garden Club Garden Tour
Cheryl Thygesen

Landscaping with Stones, Gravel, Pavers

In our area, stones are a natural part of the landscape. In fact, it's impossible to plant anything here without removing rocks and stones of various shapes and sizes.

On our slice of property in NE Oklahoma, we have made stacked walls, walkways and flower bed borders with the natural rocks we have unearthed and moved.
There is a new, extremely worthwhile little book out called "The Spirit of Stone: 101 Practical and Creative Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden" by Jan Johnsen.

It's loaded with beautiful photographs will inspire your creative process. There are simple project designs that home owners can accomplish on their own or with friends and family pitching in

In addition, Johnsen has plenty of more complex projects that you may want to hire a professional to do for your landscape.

The photos include ideas you may want to use for a rock garden, steps, viewing spots, dry stream bed, walk, foundation, stacked rock art, edging, or art.

There are charts of types of ston…

Seed Swap Feb 25 Tulsa

Seedy Saturday Seed Swap   Saturday February 25, 2017
Oklahoma Sustainable Gardening and Butterfly & Pollinator Conservation Association Saturday February 25, 2017
Tulsa OSU Extension office, 4116 E 15th St
10am till noon (or later).. 
Some FAQ I get are:
1.(Q)  How do I bring seeds to seed swap:  (A) you can package in small envelopes or zip lock bags and write the name of the plant on the outside.  If you don’t have envelopes, not to worry.  I will bring a whole box of coin envelopes that you can use.  You can just bring your extra seed in bulk and put a pinch in an envelope and write the name on the outside.
2.(Q) How do I trade or pass them out? (A) We will have tables set up and you can put them out for people to see and barter.
3. (Q) I don’t have any seeds to swap, but can I still come? (A)  Absolutely.  There are plenty of seeds to share that won’t need a swap.  Everyone is welcome and I guarantee you will have a great time.
4.(Q) What kinds of seeds can I bring?  (A) If a plant ma…

Order Seeds and Plants

It's time to buy seeds for your 2017 garden. Here's a list of companies with their phone numbers and websites for your ordering pleasure. If your favorite is not listed, please share it in the comments.
Whatever you imagine, online stores and mail order catalogs can help you plan and put it all together.
Seeds of many native plants, perennials, wildflowers, herbs and cold weather vegetables can be started any time through February and be ready to plant out in the garden after the last freeze.
When you know what will be on your list, check out a few vendors, their prices and shipping costs. Many offer free shipping for large orders.
If you are avoiding GMOs, order open pollinated and heirloom varieties. Vegetables in particular, can be easier to grow if you choose the disease resistant varieties.
Almost all the online and catalog stores have monthly email newsletters where they offer growing tips, sales and other useful information.  I set up a separate email address to keep them se…

Event for Gardeners - Tulsa Daylily Society

The Tulsa Area Daylily Society  Bob Scott owner of Bob Scott Nursery in Yukon, OK  March 2nd at Tulsa Garden Center 2435 South Peoria AV Snacks at 6:30; Meeting at 7.
Mr Scott's nursery offers a great selection of speciality plants; hostas, helleborus, heucheras, ferns & peonies. He is well known in the daylily industry for his gorgeous daylilys. This is a rare opportunity to hear Mr Scott speak.
Click over to to see what Scott has to offer.
Should be a good talk!