MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

March 14, 2013

A basketful of gardening activities

By Molly Day
All the Dirt on Gardening

— March and April promise to be busy for everyone who enjoys gardening or being outside. There are how-to workshops, the Muskogee trails cleanup, tea at the Thomas-Foreman Home Daffodil Day, an Audubon Club meeting, Azalea Festival activities, art shows, a wildflower weekend and a rattlesnake roundup to keep you going.

Coming events:

• Saturday — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tulsa Rose Society workshop, Tulsa Community College, 3727 E. Apache St. Cost: $20. Information: Don or Brenda Johnson, (918) 277-1954.

• Saturday — 8 a.m. to noon, Muskogee Trail cleanup. Information: DougW@health.ok.gov or (918) 683-0321.

• Saturday — 10:30 a.m., Tulsa Community Garden Association, Welcome Table Garden Park and Orchard, 6005 N. Johnstown Ave., Tulsa. Information: www.tulsacga.org and Bonnie Ashing (918) 346-3475.

• March 20 — 4:30 to 7 p.m., Spring Celebration, Lake McMurtry, Stillwater. Bicycle maintenance class, Easter egg hunt and Audubon Society bird walk Information and RSVP: Rachel@lakemcmurtry.com or (405) 747-8085.

• March 21 — 7 p.m., Indian Nations Audubon Club, Muskogee Public Library George Foreman Room. Speaker is Andy Qualls of the Natural Resource Conservation Service. Information: Martha Evans, marthadavehome@gmail.com.

• March 21 — 6 p.m., Muskogee Garden Club address, “What’s New for Home Gardeners?” Blossom’s Garden Center, 3012 E. Hancock. Information: (918) 683-5380 .

• March 23 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Daffodil Day at Thomas-Foreman Home, 1419 W Okmulgee Ave. Tour the home and have tea, served by Muskogee Garden Club. Cost: $5, or for $10, tour Three Rivers Museum at 220 Elgin St., then take the trolley to Thomas-Foreman Home. Information: www.3riversmuseum.com, (918) 683-5380 or (918) 683-2373.

• March 23 — 2 p.m., Insect Nesting Box Class, Groggs Green Barn, 10105 East 62nd St., Tulsa. Cost: $20. Information and RSVP: groggsgreenbarn.com or (918) 994-4222.

• March 24 — 2 to 3 p.m., Spring Pruning Class, Southwood Landscape & Garden Center, 9025 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa. Information: (918) 299-9409.

• March 25 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., free day, Crystal Bridge Myriad Gardens, 301 W. Reno, Oklahoma City. Information: (405) 445-7080.

• March 28 — speakers 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and March 30 festival 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., EcoFest - Conserving Oklahoma, Tulsa Community College Seminar Center, 3727 E. Apache St. Information: www.tulsacc.edu/ecofest or MLimas@tulsacc.edu

• April 1-30 — Art Under The Oaks, Five Civilized Tribes Museum, 1101 Honor Heights Drive. Information: (918) 683-1701.

• April 1-30 — Azalea Festival, Honor Heights Park. Information: (918) 684-6302

• April 2 — 6 p.m., Wildflower Walk at Cedar Crest/MacLennan Park, Kansas Native Plant Society. Information: Jeff Hansen, (785) 806-6917 or www.

kansasnativeplantsociety.org.

• April 5 — Waynoka Rattlesnake Round-Up. Information: (580) 541-4169.

• April 9 — 6 p.m., Chouteau Garden Club, “Native Plants in the Garden,”111 N. McCracken. Information: missnavigation@gmail.com.

• April 12 — 7 p.m. to April 14, Missouri Native Plant Society Spring Meeting, Sugar Creek State Park near Pineville, Mo. Information: Larry Wegmann lwegmann@sbcglobal.net, (314) 623-3933 or bit.ly/UEtAJx.

• April 13 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Texas Native Plant Sale, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Information and plant list: www.wildflower.org.

• April 13 — noon, Azalea Parade, downtown Muskogee. Information: (918) 684-6302.

• April 13-14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Spring Fest Garden Market and Festival, Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 Peoria Ave. Information: (918) 746-5125.

• April 13 — 10 a.m., “Perennials for Your Landscape,” Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden, Tulsa. Information: (918) 289-0330 or www.ocbg.org.

• April 18  — 9:30 a.m., Muskogee Garden Club, 119 Spaulding Blvd., “Growing Flowers and Vegetables Together.” Information: Oyana Wilson, (918) 683-5380

• April 20 — 8 a.m. to noon, Muskogee Farmers’ Market Opening and Earth Day celebration, Market Square, Fifth and Okmulgee streets.

• April 20 — 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Flower Garden and Nature Society, 709 S. Old Missouri Road, Springdale, Ark. Erica Glasner presents at 10 a.m. “Joy of Gardening” and 2 p.m. “Designing a Garden.” Cost: $20. Information: (479) 466-8100 or pgp31@cox.net.

• April 20 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Herbal Affair, 500 N. Adams Road, Sand Springs. Information: www.herbalaffairandfestival.com or (918) 246-2504.

• April 27 — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jenks Herb and Plant Festival, Information: (918) 298-5112 or (918) 446-2488.

It is always a good idea to call ahead and ask about cost and parking for each of these events.