Plot Your October Schedule at Tulsa Garden Center

Lectures, sales and events for all ages will fill the month at Tulsa Garden Center.

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013

The Linnaeus Teaching ­Garden, a project of Tulsa Garden ­Center, is located in Woodward Park at 2435 S. Peoria Ave.

The Linnaeus Teaching ­Garden, a project of Tulsa Garden ­Center, is located in Woodward Park at 2435 S. Peoria Ave.

The Tulsa Garden Center has many wonderful events ­coming up in the month of October!

    The annual Fall Sale of African Violets and other ­gesneriads will be held Saturday, October 5. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no admission fee to attend this sale. Repotting workshops will be held from 10:30 am to noon. Potting supplies as well as plants will be offered for sale. For more information, please contact John Carter at   eat0@eau0eav0eaw0 or (918) 355-8020.

      The Tulsa Garden Center, in cooperation with co-sponsors City of Tulsa Park Department, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Tulsa Community College and Up With Trees, will present “Tree Care After the Storm” on Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. This is an updated version of the very popular seminar that was held last year to help Tulsans cope with the tree damage that our urban forest sustained. The seminar will focus on three points: better management practices to enable trees to resist the damage harsh winters and summers inflict; how to properly diagnose and assess a tree’s health; and recommendations for the best trees for a variety of locations. A three gallon replacement tree will be offered by Up With Trees and can be picked up at the seminar. There is no charge to attend; however, space is limited so reservations are recommended.

    The Garden Center’s Book Discussion Club will meet on Tuesday, October 15 at noon to review the book “Decking the Halls” by Linda Allen. Join Sandy Cox, Tulsa Garden Center librarian, as she reviews this book just in time for holiday decorating. Many of our seasonal ­traditions and customs have been borrowed from ancient cultures and practices that existed before the birth of Jesus, making modern day Christmas a truly ­multicultural celebration that unites all mankind in a cosmic celebration. This lecture is free to the ­public.

    The Garden Center will present “Growing a Cook’s Garden” on Tuesday, October 15, at 6:30 p.m. No matter what your motivation for growing your own vegetables, there is no argument that they are more flavorful and more healthful. Being able to walk out your kitchen door and harvest the vegetables you’re serving that night, or the herbs you need to flavor your favorite dishes, certainly is preferable to going to the big box store and buying produce that was picked weeks ago. Melinda McMillan, garden manager for Philbrook Museum, will share her secrets for urban gardening. Ms. McMillan has integrated vegetables and herbs into the more traditional flower beds of Philbrook very successfully. A kitchen garden doesn’t have to be hidden behind hedges and fences. Cost is $12 per person or $10 if Tulsa Garden Center member. Registration is required.

    The Brown Bag Lecture “Plants of an Oklahoma Autumn” will be presented on Thursday, October 17 at noon. Sue Amstutz, Liaison of Oklahoma Native Plant Society to the Tulsa Garden Center, will present a slide presentation on the variety of fall blooming plants, vines, berried and fruited plants and autumn foliage which can be found in Oklahoma. This lecture is free to the public.

    The Linnaeus Teaching Garden, a project of the Tulsa Garden Center, announces a fall presentation of Story Time Under the Stars on Thursday, October 17 at 6:30 pm. There is no admission fee and reservations aren’t required. Topics that will be covered in the stories are Pumpkins and Gourds, Night Creatures, Fall Colors and the Moon and Stars. Children are encouraged to wear their ­pajamas, and parents are ­welcome and encouraged to accompany their children to this event.

    The Fall Bonsai Show & Sale will be held at the barn in the Linnaeus Teaching Garden on October 19 and 20. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. There is no admission fee to attend this show and sale. Bonsai demonstrations will be given on both days, ­throughout the day. The ­bonsai on display are owned by members of Green Country Bonsai Society and have been created and ­maintained by the individual members. A limited number of Bonsai trees will be offered for sale. For more ­information, please visit

    The Hosta Connection announces a presentation on Creating a Shade Garden on Tuesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. Dr. Gerald Klingaman will present the lecture. He has written frequently for ­newspapers, gardening ­websites and magazines and has delivered numerous speeches to gardening, ­educational and horticulture groups. He is currently an emeritus professor and the Director of Operations for the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Colebrook Nursery will be offering shade plants for sale at this lecture. Admission to the lecture is free. More information may be obtained by contacting Carol Puckett at (918) 809-4181.

For more information, contact

Tulsa Garden Center

2435 S. Peoria Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74114
(918) 746-5125

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About Author Sheryl Sowell

Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.

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