Welcome to the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens
Clayton Coss sculpts our dead cedar stump into a "tree of discovery" - Day 4, July 11th - the old man in the tree starts to appear.
Join Us for Story Time in the Garden
Every Thursday this Summer, 10 AM
Bring your children or your grandchildren to this free weekly event at the Outdoor Classroom at the Linnaeus Garden. If weather is bad, we'll hold Story Time in the barn.
"Tree of Discovery" takes shape
Renowned local chainsaw artist Clayton Coss has begun the transformation of our dead Eastern Red Cedar into what he calls the "Tree of Discovery".
Come to the Entry Garden...follow the sounds of the chainsaw...to watch this skilled sculptor transform our tree over the next few weeks.
Rain Barrels, An Environmental Solution
On Thursday, July 31st at 6:30pm, Alexander Riera of Coca-Cola will present a workshop on creating and utilizing rain barrels for water conservation. Mr. Riera’s workshop is part of Coca-Cola’s worldwide focus on water conservation.
As Oklahoma enters another season of below normal rainfall, capturing rainwater and reusing it for gardening purposes becomes even more important. For those advocating natural gardening methods, the use of captured rainwater provides a source of pure water without any absorbed chemicals from either treatment or ground contact, since rainwater is captured as it runs off the roof of structures.
Utilizing rain barrels in his own landscape, Mr. Riera can help homeowners with the practical considerations of installing rain barrels and utilizing them for re-cycling rainwater. Proper placement of the rain barrels, integrating them into the landscape design and the methodology of delivering the rainwater to the landscape will all be discussed. The workshop will lead participants in a step-by- step process of installing the rain barrel apparatus onto the empty barrel.
Pre-registration is required as Coca-Cola has provided 20 rain barrels and conversion kits for the workshop. The Tulsa Garden Center is offering the first 20 registrants the opportunity to purchase the rain barrels and kits for $20 (one per household) if they are Tulsa Garden Center members, or $25 if non-members. The rain barrel and conversion kit is valued at $120 - $140 and information will be provided during the workshop on where to purchase additional barrels and kits. This offer is limited to one per household. All other attendees or those that do not wish to receive a rain barrel and conversion kit may attend the workshop at no cost. The workshop will be in the auditorium of Tulsa Garden Center; 1421 So. Peoria Ave.; Tulsa, Ok 74114, at 6:30pm, July 31, 2014. Call 918-746-5125 for more information or to enroll. Payment must be made at time of enrollment.
The Garden is Open
Tues-Sat, 9am-4pm, March thru early Dec
Sundays 1-4pm, Mother's Day thru August
Questions? Talk to a Linnaeus Gardener at (918)746-5151. Go to About the Garden for more info.
What's in Bloom?
Summer plants continue to dazzle in the garden.