By: Thom Golden | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2007
Tulsa Garden Center’s Gardening Information Fair presents a chance to get a jump on spring gardening.
So, spring is just around the corner and you’re looking out at your garden and wondering what you’re going to do to give that boring yard a little pizzazz. Tulsa Garden Center’s annual Gardening Info Fair, held Saturday, February 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is the perfect place to get all the information and expert advice you need to start your spring gardening projects.
Highlights of the event include new plant introductions for 2007, brought to you by Tulsa’s leading nurseries, horticulturalists and landscape designers who will be on hand to answer your questions. Many of Tulsa Garden Center’s 30 affiliate organizations, including the Tulsa Rose Society, Tulsa Herb Society and Green Country Water Garden Society, will be present to provide information and resources on specific topics.
February 17 also marks the spring opening of the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens, Tulsa Garden Center’s state-of-the-art demonstration garden in Woodward Park. The Linnaeus Teaching Gardens offers the public the opportunity to get ideas for their own home gardens by observing innovative planting and design techniques featuring the most current plant specimens and landscaping materials. Linnaeus Gardeners will be on hand throughout the day to answer your questions.
After touring the gardens, guests are invited to visit the Learning Center for complimentary refreshments and to stop by the Garden and Gift Shop to check out the latest selection of gardening merchandise and gifts. The gift shop offers an array of spring gardening essentials, including gardening gloves, hats, small hand tools, clay pots and decorative accessories.
In conjunction with Gardening Info Fair, Tulsa Garden Center presents the first installment in the 2007 Linnaeus Seminar Series: Breakthrough in Soil Management. The seminar will focus on uses for expanded shale in the home garden. Expanded shale is a revolutionary new product developed and researched by scientists at Texas A&M University. The material is credited with turning even the toughest clay soils into productive garden soil for growing annuals, perennials and more. Participants will learn the ins and outs of using this new product and the material will be available to purchase for the first time in the state of Oklahoma. Cost for the seminar is $20 per person.
Tulsa Garden Center offers a variety of classes and seminars throughout the year. Upcoming offerings include free monthly brown bag lunch presentations and seminars on residential landscape design, trees and shrubs, perennials and annuals and water gardening. You can learn more about Tulsa Garden Center educational opportunities and register for classes at Gardening Info Fair or by contacting Tulsa Garden Center.
Make plans now to attend Gardening Info Fair at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 South Peoria. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Tulsa Garden Center at (918) 746-5125 or visit tulsagardencenter.com