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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Feb. 8, 2020

Learn about growing your own food during a workshop at Myriad Botanical Gardens. [Photo provided]
Learn about growing your own food during a workshop at Myriad Botanical Gardens. [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

Central Oklahoma Bonsai Society: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Will Rogers Garden Building, 3400 NW 36. Program: "Creation Pruning" by Terry Dubois.

Oklahoma City Garden Council: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Will Rogers Gardens. Sue Lovelace will speak on simple basic design.

Late Bloomers Garden Club: noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 18, Will Rogers Gardens. Flower arranging demonstration by Master Gardener Judith Miracle.

Oklahoma Horticultural Society Semi Annual Meeting: 2 p.m. Feb. 23, Oklahoma City Zoo Education Auditorium, 2101 NE 50. Guest Speaker Bill Quade, senior horticulture manager, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina.

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

Workshops

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

Step into Spring Workshop: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Oklahoma County Extension Center, 2500 NE 63. Early spring planting, pruning, lawn care, landscape water needs, vegetable garden prep, and other topics, plus the county extension registered dietitian will demonstrate how to prepare healthy seasonal recipes, provide a food tasting and offer seasonal recipes. Registration is free, but you must register by calling 713-1125.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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

Oklahoma City Spring Remodel & Landscape Show: Feb. 14-16, Cox Convention Center. Admission is $3 for adults, children under 18 admitted free. For more information, go to www.SpringRemodelandLandscapeShow.com.

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

The Great Backyard Bird Count: 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 15, Myriad Botanical Gardens. Members $4, nonmembers $6. Register by Feb. 11 at myriadgardens.org. Count birds in the “backyard” of Myriad 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. A new add-on option to the Guided Monthly Walking Tour! Hike for another hour lead by YMCA instructors. Target downtown locations announced before 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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