Our annual Autumn in the Botanic Garden festival kicks off Thursday, September 22 and runs through Sunday, October 30, 2022. The Garden will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with late hours (open until 8 p.m.) on Thursdays, during Autumn in the Botanic Garden Tuesday-Sunday (included with regular admission): Explore our Oklahoma-shaped straw hay maze and shop from over 14 varieties of pumpkins and gourds as well as dried heirloom cob corn. See the display of scarecrows created…
Advanced Seed Starting: Cut Flowers
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March 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online Class via Zoom only; Materials included and available for pickup at Botanic Garden (details below).
Due to winter weather, this class has been moved to March 6 at 1pm to give all participants a chance to pick up materials. Thanks!
$10 for Garden Members; $20 for non-members.
One facet of horticulture generating a lot of buzz lately is cut flower production for hobby and/or profits. Join Ellen Weatherholt for a workshop focusing on advanced seed starting techniques to take your gardening to the next level. Participants will be provided a mix of seeds. Some will be ready to plant, others are still in their pods, and were grown and harvested from the Tulsa Botanic Garden 2020 summer display. All eleven varieties provided are suited to the Tulsa growing climate. We will focus on proper timing, seed selection, and special scarification/stratification technique. Together we will learn more about specific cut flower seeds, and plant seeds for your 2021 crops. We will also end the class with a question and answer session, to help participants get a good growing start this spring!
All materials are included in the price and must be picked up at the Garden Visitor Center by March 5. Materials include seeds, growing tray, potting media, labels, and crop specific information included in the kit. Free Garden admission (for registered class participant) is included when picking up class materials. Registration closes Thursday (midnight) prior to class.
Included seeds: Pumpkin on a Stick, Ornamental Millet, Celosia –plume type, Celosia –cockscomb (brain) type, Purple coneflower, Globe amaranth, Hollyhock, Texas bluebonnet, Lemon basil, Cosmos, Zinnia
A Zoom link for class participants will be emailed out by noon on Friday before class. There is no onsite option for this class.
About your Instructor: Ellen Weatherholt is the Curator of the Children’s Discovery Garden, and entering her fourth growing year at the Tulsa Botanic Garden. She is always looking forward to spring – her favorite season- with blooming bulbs and flowering trees brightening the landscape after a cold winter. Ellen has a Master’s in Public Garden Leadership from Cornell University and a BS in Horticulture from Oklahoma State University. She loves helping folks discover the joy in growing their own plants, flowers, and vegetables, and enjoys leading horticulture workshops at the Tulsa Botanic Garden. Ellen is currently making room in her home garden for a honey-bee hive!
Other Online Classes:
Seed Starting: Vegetables (March 6, 10 a.m.)
Seed Starting 101 (March 13)