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As many of you know, horticultural education is a top directive not only for Tulsa County OSU Extension but also for the Tulsa Master Gardeners. Therefore, we teach about horticulture where and how we can. As part of that educational outreach, we have two opportunities on the horizon for you.


Here is a question we get asked many times: What type of plant would you recommend for my location/situation? We have lists of plants that are appropriate for certain locations that are both annuals and perennials, but sometimes it’s hard to make decisions based on photos or descriptions. What really helps is seeing the plants “in the wild”, so to speak. To help make that happen, Tulsa Master Gardeners has an annual Garden Tour with Master Gardeners available at each location to answer your questions. The theme of this year’s garden tour is “Luxury Landscapes,” and we have five beautifully designed homes to inspire you.

The first house is titled “From First House to Forever Home”. These owners have lived in this home for 47 years and have transitioned from their garden of trampolines and soccer goals to a beautiful landscape that includes sun and shade gardens. They also have a beautiful butterfly garden.

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Next up is a home titled “Inspired by Family…Seasons of Life.” This garden is filled with perennials and has a specific seasonal area associated with each child’s birthday. Do you know what Hugelkultur is? You will after visiting this home garden.

The third house is titled “A generational garden”. Members of this family carry gardening in their blood, as it has been passed down from generation to generation. It features homemade containers made by the owner’s daughter, as well as hydrangeas from the owner’s grandmother. This Generational Garden is also full of pollinating plants.

Fourth, we have a “Landscape for a quiet life”. If you’re looking for ideas on what to grow in shady spots, this is the place. This owner has been cultivating this shady garden space for 35 years. It contains a variety of tropical plants that move indoors each winter, and there’s even a fig tree that was brought from Greece.

And last but not least, we have a landscape called “Ornamental Beauty and Intentional Gardening”. This garden features a variety of native plants, has a special area for pollinating plants, and has a vegetable garden like we all wish we had. This homeowner uses timed irrigation and in-ground composting, as well as integrated pest management practices.

The Luxury Landscape Gardens Tour takes place on June 4 and 5. Advance tickets can be purchased on our website for $10 each and will be available at houses during the tour for $15. Addresses will be posted on our website during the tour and on your tickets.

Up next, we have the fall version of our Urban Gardener Training. We teach the fall series for a variety of reasons: it’s timed to coincide with fall orchard planting times, fall is the best time to select and plant trees and shrubs, and cool-season grasses do best when sow in fall.

There are six classes of Urban Gardener. The first three are what we call “From Seed to Dinner” which covers soil management, composting, types of gardens, seed selection, seed starting, tips for growing vegetables successfully here in Oklahoma, and natural gardening practices. pest control. The second series, “Lawn and Landscape,” builds on the first classes and continues with pollinator gardens, trees and shrubs, and turf management.

Classes begin Tuesday, July 19, and continue for a total of six nights, as we meet from 6-8 pm on Tuesday nights at the OSU Extension office on 15th Street.

This year, we kicked off our Seed to Dinner Farm, which serves as a place to not only educate Master Gardeners on growing fruits, herbs, and vegetables, but this year’s Urban Gardener classes will include a field trip to field to the Farm for some practices. learning about growing vegetables. Another driving purpose of our new Seed to Supper Farm is to donate the produce grown on this farm to groups in Tulsa that distribute food to those in need. In this sense, it becomes a true Seed to Supper Farm. We are very excited about the possibilities.

You can sign up for Urban Gardener classes on our website (tulsa By registering, you can register for all six classes or just the Seed to Dinner segment or the Lawn and Landscape segment. Registration for all six classes is $45. Signing up for either segment costs $25. Space is limited for these classes and they often sell out, so if you’re interested, don’t delay. See you in the garden!

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You can get answers to all your gardening questions by calling the Tulsa Master Gardeners Helpline at 918-746-3701, stopping by our Diagnostic Center at 4116 E. 15th Street, or emailing us at [email protected] .