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Oklahoma garden calendar for Jan. 25, 2020

The Myriad Botanical Gardens to hold a Seed Starting Workshop on Feb. 8. [Photo provided]
The Myriad Botanical Gardens to hold a Seed Starting Workshop on Feb. 8. [Photo provided]

To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at rmize@oklahoman.com. In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please submit items at least 10 days before publication. Meetings and workshops free and open to the public unless stated otherwise.

Meetings

Oklahoma Gardeners Association: 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 5, Will Rogers Gardens auditorium, 3400 NW 36. Speaker will be Andrine Shuffran, Oklahoma State University professor, on "The Buzz About Bees."

Oklahoma Gardeners Association: 9:30 a.m. to noon March 4, Will Rogers Gardens auditorium, 3400 NW 36. Speaker will be Allan Storjohann on "A New View with Art in the Landscape."

Workshops

Backyard Greenhouses: Options, Their Maintenance, and Their Management, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Classroom “C” of the Cleveland County Extension Building at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 601 E Robinson, Norman. Presented by Michael and Rosario Douglas. For more information, call the Cleveland County OSU Extension Office at 321-4774 or email courtney.dekalb@okstate.edu.

Seed Starting Workshop: 10 a.m. Feb. 8, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno Ave. Members $14, nonmembers $19. Register by Feb. 4 at myriadgardens.org. Learn how to start annual flowers, native perennials, vegetables and herbs with instruction by Bill Farris, of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. Also hear proven techniques for potting, watering and lighting. Participants will plant a variety of seeds to take home and grow.

How to Make Kokedama, Japanese Moss Ball Planters: 6 p.m. Feb. 12, Wednesday @ Will Rogers, Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Building, 3400 NW 36. Master Gardeners will be teaching and demonstrating how to make kokedama.

Home Gardening 101: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22, 29 and March 7, presented by Oklahoma County Master Gardeners. Cost is $75. Registration closes Feb. 1. For more information, call Diana at 713-1125.

How to Start Growing Your Own Food: 10 a.m. Feb. 29, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno Ave. Members $12, nonmembers $17. Register by Feb. 27 at myriadgardens.org. Dale Spoonemore, creator of From Seed to Spoon, will explain how to grow and harvest organic produce in your own backyard.

Oklahoma Orchid Society: 10 a.m. to noon March 7, "Let's Repot that Orchid!" Will Rogers Gardens, 3400 NW 36. Hands-on help repotting your orchid. Materials supplied. Fee $10. Register at okc.gov/parks.

Family Workshop: Spring Terrariums, 6-7:30 p.m. March 13, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno Ave. Members $13, nonmembers $15. Best for ages 6 to 10. Register by March 24 at myriadgardens.org. Create a terrarium, an 8-inch glass globe planter, using easy-to-care-for succulents and some added spring-inspired mini items.

Oklahoma Gardening School: Garden Renovation for a Changing Climate — Transforming Your Yard into a Beautiful, Resilient and Eco-Friendly Garden, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21. Kerr-McGee Auditorium in the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University. Presented by the Meinders Foundation. Myriad Botanical Gardens members $40, nonmembers $70, students with ID $25 students, optional box lunch $15. Register online at myriadgardens.org.

Gardening in Dry-Shade Conditions: 10 a.m. to noon March 28, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno Ave. Members $9, nonmembers $14. Landscaper architecture professor Dave Edwards, Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma, and water conservation coordinators from the city of Oklahoma City will present information on selecting and cultivating drought-resistant, dry-shade plants for hardy low-ground cover., conservative watering techniques, mulch and rain barrels. Coffee and light breakfast options provided. Special thanks to SqueezeEveryDrop.com

Events

Guided Walking Tour: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, March 28, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno Ave. Free. Meet in South Lobby Visitor Center. Geared toward adults; children and leashed dogs welcome.

Oklahoma Native Plant Society's Annual Indoor-Outing: 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1, Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S Peoria. Theme: "Natural Areas in Northeast Oklahoma." Register by Jan. 27 and get more information at www.oknativeplants.org/indoor-outing.html.

The Great Backyard Bird Count: 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 15, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno Ave. Members $4, nonmembers $6. Register by Feb. 11 at myriadgardens.org. Count birds in the “backyard” of Myriad Botanical Gardens and join scientists and bird watchers all over the world for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Learn how to identify common birds in Oklahoma City, then head outside and start counting. Findings will be reported to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University.

Urban Hike from Myriad Gardens: 11 a.m. to noon March 28, May 30, July 25, Sept. 25, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno Ave. A new add-on option to the Guided Monthly Walking Tour! Hike for another hour lead by YMCA instructors. Target downtown locations announced prior to each hike on Myriad Gardens social media. Bring water and wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Helpline

Ask a Master Gardener: For answers to horticulture questions, call the Oklahoma County Cooperative Extension at 713-1125, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and ask to speak to a Master Gardener. Questions via email may be sent to okmganswers@gmail.com.

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