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Learn about spring terrariums at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. [Photo provided]
Learn about spring terrariums at the 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

Oklahoma Native Plant Society: 6:30 p.m. March 5, Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Horticulture Building, 400 N Portland Ave. The Cimarron Gypsum Hills are dotted with gypsum outcrops that are “islands” of native perennials, some of which grow only on gypsum. Also located on the surface of the outcrops are biological soil crusts, communities of tiny lichens, mosses, liverworts, cyanobacteria and green algae. Gloria Caddell, associate dean of the University of Central Oklahoma College of Math & Science and professor of biology, and Sheila Strawn, a retired adjunct professor of biology at UCO, will present a talk on the flora and crust, and share some of the research being conducted on both at the Selman Living Lab.

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

Apogon Iris Garden Club: noon Feb. 26, Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler, 2652 W Britton Road. The program will be “Remembering Bloom of Our Past,” presented by Carol Gwaltney and Diana Treat.

Oklahoma Organic Gardening Association: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, 400 N Portland, Room 196. Dee Nash will present "Creating Beautiful Vegetable Gardens That Are Also Productive."

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

How to Start Growing Your Own Food: 10 a.m. Feb. 29, Myriad Botanical Gardens. Members $12, nonmembers $17. Register by Thursday 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.

Oklahoma County Master Gardeners: 6 p.m. March 11, Wednesday at Will Rogers Gardens, Exhibition Building, 3400 NW 36. Program: Dealing with the Shade.

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 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

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.

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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