Oklahoma Gardening College goes digital with the theme ‘Presents of the Backyard’


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The Oklahoma Gardening School in Myriad Botanical Gardens presented by the Meinders Foundation will only be offered online from March 13th to April 13th.

The annual event showcases local and national experts in gardening, plant selection and landscaping for the home gardener, professional gardener, horticulturist and landscape architect.

This year’s Gifts of the Garden virtual symposium features inspirational speakers demonstrating how gardens can become places of purpose and resilience, and offers irreplaceable gifts in return for time and attention. Registrants will hear from experts who will inspire, surprise and connect with their diverse experiences.

From maintaining a wild garden on Puget Sound to creating a haven for yourself, native plants and animals to finding new ways to grow groceries alongside trees, shrubs and flowers and incorporate stylish house plants into your interior design, the Oklahoma Garden School caters for everyone something.

The gold sponsor is Total Environment. Other sponsors include SqueezeEveryDrop.com, Grooms Irrigation, TLC Garden Centers, Calverts Plant Interiors, Minick Materials, Full Circle Bookstore and The Garden Conservancy. The cost is $ 15 for members and $ 30 for non-members. Register at myriadgardens.org.

Presentations with Descriptions from Myriad Botanical Gardens include:

• • “Windcliff: A History of People, Plants, and Gardens,” presented by The Garden Conservancy: Owner Dan J. Hinkley, Plant Scientist, “will inspire us to dream big as he guides us through his latest book, Windcliff: A Tale of People, Plants, and Gardens.” This new book follows the course of Hinkley’s plant-obsessed life when he was developing his newest garden on a high cliff overlooking Puget Sound in Indianola, Washington.

“Dan Hinkley is a modern day plant researcher and collector. In Puget Sound, Washington, he’s cultivating 6.5 acres of south-facing cliff overlooking the Salish Sea, aptly named Windcliff. Hinkley becomes the principles of good horticulture from more Share memories of the many plants in his garden from around the world and inspire us to dream big in every garden we have. “

His book is available for $ 31.50

• • “New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Living Home Garden”: Kelly D. Norris, creator of Three Oaks Garden, “is passionate about planting at the intersection of horticulture and ecology. The former director of horticulture and education at Des Moines Botanical Garden is the author of several books, including his most recent one.” New naturalism: design and plant a resilient, ecologically living garden house. ‘

“Norris will show us that landscapes at home and in public spaces can be beautiful and environmentally functional if we deepen our understanding of plants and places. Norris, who presented at the Oklahoma Gardening School in 2017, is the creator of Three Oaks Garden, a repository of ideas and planting fields on an oak-covered hill above the Des Moines River. “

His book is on sale for $ 27.

• • Foodscaping with grain: Brie Arthur, “Brie the Plant Lady”, bestselling author and lifelong home gardener, has refined her signature gardening technique, “Foodscaping”. This sustainable practice of landscaping embraces beauty and abundance.

“Brie Arthur lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she shares her expertise as a consumer horticulture and home horticulture attorney. As the author of ‘Foodscape Revolution,’ Arthur combines the art and science of landscaping and horticulture, mixing ornamental plants with vegetables to create practical applications and edible landscapes that are aesthetically pleasing. While the foodscaping concept is not new, Arthur will come up with new and creative ways to hide fruits, vegetables, herbs and grains between trees, shrubs and perennials in the garden. “

Her book, Gardening with Grains, is available for $ 21.56.

• • Indoor plants for health and happiness: Jenny Peterson, owner of J. Peterson Garden Design, will speak about “The Healing Power of Indoor Plants”. From choosing plants and containers to determining your personal houseplant style, Jenny is guaranteed to guide you through creating your own indoor garden oasis to increase your happiness and wellbeing.

“Jenny Peterson is an Austin, Texas-based writer and designer who specializes in plants and gardens that promote health, wellness, and balance. Peterson combines interior design and indoor gardening, and has the houseplant style through violets in the kitchen window and ficus trees in the Garden Enhanced Using a variety of stylish containers and plants, Peterson shows how to create modern indoor garden displays.

“In addition to running her successful design company, Peterson has been treated twice for cancer and shares how gardening can improve the quality of life and promote healing. She is co-author of ‘Indoor Plant Décor: The Design Stylebook for Houseplants’,’ and the award-winning ‘The Cancer Survivor’s Garden Companion’. “”

“Indoor Plant Décor: The Indoor Plant Design Stylebook” by Kylee Baumle and Jenny Peterson is available for $ 15.26.