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Oklahoma Horticultural Society Shade Gardening Seminar

  • Sun, Feb 10, 2019
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Helmerich Horticulture Center, 2435 South Peoria Avenue, Tulsa, OK

Oklahoma gardeners know what a challenge it can be to create beautiful landscapes during an Oklahoma summer.

Gardening enthusiasts can gain insight on what it takes to be successful during the Oklahoma Horticultural Society's Annual Meetings in February, said Lou Anella, director of The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University, and professor in OSU's Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Anella also serves as president of OHS. Meetings are free and open to the public.

"The topic of this year's state meeting will be Shade Gardening. This is a popular topic because there's nothing harder to do than garden in the heat and the shade," Anella said. "Heat-loving plants are usually full sun plants and shade plants aren't typically adapted to the heat. When you combine heat and shade, gardening can be tough."

This year's keynote speaker will be OSU alumnus Steve Huddleston, senior horticulturist at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden where he helps manage the 110-acre garden. In addition, he gives a weekly report on Neil Sperry's lawn and garden show on radio station WBAP and writes for Sperry's "Gardens" magazine, as well as "Mansfield Magazine."

"Steve will help us navigate through that difficult terrain of successful gardening in the shade," Anella said.

For more information about the OHS state meetings or becoming a member, please call 405-696-3079 or email OklahomaHortSociety@gmail.com. For more information about the OHS, visit the organization's website at www.ok-hort.org. The Tulsa OHS meeting is sponsored by the Tulsa Garden Center at Woodward Park.