It’s time for All Things Green!  In this episode, we welcome W. Gary Smith. Gary is a nationally recognized and awarded landscape architect with projects all over the country, many in botanical and public gardens. In this conversation he shares his observations on natural patterns in the landscape that are used in landscape design and art, and a bit about his design process and his projects.

Gary’s book, From Art to Landscape – Unleashing Creativity in Garden Design is a wonderful resource and a must have for garden designers.  He was recently featured in Garden Design magazine for his work in public garden design.  Find out more about Gary and his work at www.wgarysmith.com.

Cody visits with us about happenings at the OSU-OKC Farmers Market, and Denise and Jamie share their opinions on weeds and what is blooming in the campus gardens in the Garden Roundup.

Enjoy!

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This episode is an appreciation of the teamwork and effort by many individuals of the OSU-OKC staff, student population and faculty to make the hands-on learning labs the wonderful place they are for the horticulture education of our students...including some news on what the graduating students are up to with their capstone projects.

Cody joins us for the Farmers Market update, and Denise and Jamie take time from the plant sale to talk about what is hot this year.

Hope you enjoy!

 

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In today's episode we visit with Adrienne Wright, a great young professional working in the field of landscape architecture and very involved in the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  We discuss some of the great things going on in landscape architecture and the work of ASLA.

Find out more about the American Society of Landscape Architects at asla.org and more about the Oklahoma chapter at okasla.org.  Great work being done both nationally and locally!

We also have Cody with our farmers market update, and the garden roundup with Denise and Jamie.

Hope you enjoy the show!

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We had a great visit this week with Fred Iutzi from the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas.  The Land Institute is a non-profit foundation that is working on the long term goal of revolutionizing large scale grain production by developing perennial grain crops.  This is an amazing vision and work, and would truly change the landscape of farming in our country and potentially wordwide.  If you would like to learn more about the Land Institute, visit them at landinstitute.org

Cody shares info on Brian from Okie Orchids, who grows orchids that are available at the OSU-OKC Farmers Market.  

Denise and Jamie talk Integrated Pest Management, the method used in the OSU-OKC greenhouses to deter pests, and then of course we talk about some favorite plants for this week.

Hope you enjoy the show!

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What great happenings at Upward Harvest!  The last time we talked with Travis and Stephen, they were in what they called R&D, but it looked like a real farm to me!  Now they have taken it to the next level, and are providing egg delivery service, working their farm to make it broader based and still even more sustainable.  You need to get to know the folks at Upward Harvest!  Check them out at upwardharvest.com

Christ Yoder checks in with us to let us know about a couple of time sensitive tours...April 1 and April 8 to do the kaleidoscope of colors tours with him at Myriad Botanical Garden. Not just colors, but what colors mean in the plant and human and insect interactions...great stuff!

Cody Yount visits with the OSU-OKC Farmers Market Update, and Denise and Jamie fill us n on what is happening in the OSU-OKC gardens and beyond. I love to pick their brains on garden plants!

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We had a great chat today with Allan Storjohann, a great horticulturist in the OKC area.  With Allan's illustrious career in horticulture not only as a gardener, but an educator, director of Myriad Botanical Garden, radio personality and public speaker...who better to talk with us on gardening trends?  I always enjoy the discussion and learn something when talking with Allan, and I know you will as well.

Find out more about what Allan is up to with his gardening, public speaking and garden radio show on AM 740 KRMG in Tulsa on his facebook page.

We also have new happenings at the farmers market on our Farmers Market update, and a talk on host plants for pollinators in our Garden Roundup.

It's spring, time to Garden Up!

Music: http://www.bensound.com

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Time to get out there in this wonderful weather and visit your local botanic garden! In listing out some local and regional gardens...I forgot to mention Tulsa Garden Center, which is a great public space in Tulsa with many beautiful garden areas.

Our guest this week is the Todd Lasseigne, director of the Tulsa Botanic Garden, which is a fairly recent addition to the wonderful garden spaces of Tulsa and our great state.  Todd tells us a bit of history about how the garden got started and the wonderful spaces they have recently added.  This is a must visit for the Tulsa area and the region!

We also have our OSU-OKC Farmers Market manager, Cody Yount, on the happenings at the market, and our Garden Roundup with Denise Welker and Jamie Ashmore of the OSU-OKC gardens.

Hope you enjoy the show!

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Our guest for this podcast is Trent Strum, president of the Central Oklahoma Bonsai Society.  Trent is a wealth of information about the awesome art of bonsai!  More can be found at the bonsai society website: bonsaiclubokc.com.

We also have our OSU-OKC regulars with Cody Yount giving us a farmers market update, and Denise Welker and Jamie Ashmore on what's happening in the gardens this week.

All things gearing up for spring!  Hope you enjoy the show.

Music: http://www.bensound.com

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Are those cheerful yellow flowers popping up in February daffodils or jonquils?  Is there a difference or just all in the name? In this single segment, Jamie Ashmore from OSU-OKC shares great info on different species and varieties of this beautiful spring flower.

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Fun show recorded at OSU-OKC!  Great guests of Cody Yount of OSU-OKC Farmers Market, Dan Wagner and Veronica Mills from Precure Nursery in OKC, and Denise Welker, Greenhouse and Gardens Manager at OSU-OKC Horticulture.

Cody gave us an update on the farmers market for the week.  Dan and Veronica share a wealth of knowledge on plant quality, landscape design, and landscape installation and establishment challenges.  Veronica and Denise talk about our Plants for a Purpose segment on evergreen landscape plants, and Denise gives an update on what's happening in the gardens this week.

Densely nutrituous all about horticulture!  Hope you enjoy!

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