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Oklahoma City-area garden events calendar from The Oklahoman for Feb. 29, 2020

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 Wednesday, Will Rogers Gardens auditorium, 3400 NW 36. Speaker will be Allan Storjohann on "A New View with Art in the Landscape."

Oklahoma Native Plant Society: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Horticulture Building, 400 N Portland Ave. 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 of the Cimarron Gypsum Hills.

Oklahoma Iris Society: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Will Rogers Park Garden Center. Potluck dinner followed by a program by Hooker Nichols of Dallas, on Louisiana iris.

Late Bloomers Garden Club: noon to 2 p.m. March 17, Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Building. Potluck lunch and presentation by Brian Dougherty, of the OKC Community Foundation on the “History and Significance of our Parks.”

Workshops

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. 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. Saturday, 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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