New plants, new products, new ways of solving age-old gardening problems. Join Gardener Guy Paul James as he presents what’s new in the world of gardening. Class is free, but registration is required.
Container gardening is more popular than ever, and it's one of Susan Brammeier's specialties (she's responsible for all of Southwood's beautiful container plantings). Join Susan as she explains how to pick the perfect pot, potting mix, and plants, both ornamental and edible. Class is free, but registration is required.
Sometimes you just want a plant that you can stick in the ground, water now and then, and not have to worry about. Join Paul James as he presents his list of foolproof plants, all of which require next to nothing in the way of maintenance and aren't troubled by pest and disease problems, yet look great. Class is free, but registration is required.
What on earth was the earth like when dinosaurs roamed? What kinds of plants grew back then, and are they still around today? What did dinosaurs eat (besides each other)? These are but a few of the questions Paul will answer as he takes a trip to the Jurassic period. Recommended for kids 3 to 30+. The class is free, but registration is required.
We hope to shatter all previous records at this year's event by collecting at least 10,000 pounds of donated food items, and giving away just as many tomato plants. We'll be broadcasting live on KJRH from 8 to 10 am, and the Tulsa County Master Gardeners will be on hand again as well.
Ready to plant potatoes? How about onions, asparagus, broccoli and more? Join Farmer Kyle Dismukes and Gardener Guy Paul James as they present their favorite tips and tricks for growing a bounty of cool-season veggies, whether in the ground or in containers. Class is free, but registration is required.
Quality gardening tools don’t come cheap, so it pays to take care of them. Join Paul James (The Gardener Guy) and Tyler Nida (The Tool Guy) for this never-a-dull-moment seminar on how to take care of your garden tools so they’ll last a lifetime. They’ll cover sharpening methods, rust prevention, caring for wooden handles and more. Plus, if you bring your favorite gardening tool they’ll sharpen it for you (limit one tool per attendee). Class is free, but registration is required.
The author of The Joy of Food, Cheryl Waldeck of Tulsa will be at Southwood signing her new book Occasions: Seasonal Menus & Entertaining Secrets. This complete guide for unique celebrations at home is three books in one featuring 24 COMPLETE MENUS for 24 SPECIAL OCCASIONS, ENTERTAINING SECRETS, and COOKING & BAKING TECHNIQUES.
Join our resident wine geek Paul James for his take on which wines are best for the holidays -- from Hanukkah to Christmas to New Year’s Eve. Wine samplings and light refreshments will be served. Registration is required. Please add name of each attendee per ticket.
Bring the entire family to Southwood and get in the holiday spirit. We’ll have activities for the kids, Poinsettia painting for young and old alike, and a seminar titled “Poinsettia Pointers” aimed at keeping your “Points” healthy and happy through the holidays and beyond. And, none other than Santa Claus himself will be on hand from 1:00 to 3:00!
Create a beautiful holiday centerpiece with Designer Susan Brammeier, and enjoy the festive holiday atmosphere of Southwood. Registration is required, and limited to 25 guests. Cost is $39.99 and includes all materials.
You may not be surprised to learn that Paul James loves spirits, and the ones he loves the most are bourbon and rye. Join Paul as he explains the differences between the two, offers buying tips, and presents samples of more than a few of his favorites, served neat, on the rocks, and with a splash.
The cost of this event is $10. Registration is required, and limited to 25 guests. Light refreshments (properly paired) will be served.
Succulents are hottest group of plants around these days, and with good reason: They’re easy to care for, incredibly diverse, and just plain cool. Join us for an in-depth but informal look at the amazing world of succulents, and see what all the buzz is about. Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served.
Join us for this year’s Holiday Preview Party and get a sneak peek at our new holiday merchandise, including gorgeous home decor and accessories and unique gift items you won’t find anywhere else. Plus, get special discounts on all holiday merchandise and enjoy wine and light hors d'oeuvres as you shop, and groove to the sounds of renowned guitarist Mark Bruner. Oh, and one more thing: Expect a few surprises!
More houseplants croak during the winter months than any other season. But there are all kinds of ways to ensure their survival, and most involve things you shouldn’t rather than should do
He’s back! This is one of our most talked-about events, and with good reason. John is a superb pumpkin carver, and a great teacher as well. All materials are provided, but class size is limited to 30. Cost is $15. Registration required.
Compost can be store-bought or homemade. Either way, it’s the stuff great gardens are made of.
Picking the perfect tree for your property requires careful consideration. Our own Paul James, The Gardener Guy, will present his favorite trees for Tulsa and the surrounding areas, including both deciduous and evergreen varieties.
Paul James, The Gardener Guy, has been gardening organically since 1979. Join him as he explains why he chooses to forgo the use of synthetic chemicals -- in the lawn, in flower gardens, and especially in vegetable gardens -- and how easy it is for anyone to make the switch. This event is free (although the information presented will be priceless). Registration is required.
Back by popular demand, we’ve scheduled five Planting Bar classes this fall (and we may add even more), all on Thursday nights from 5 to 7. You just bring your own pot – or buy one when you arrive – and we’ll guide you through the planting process. You pay only for the plants you use. Registration is required. Class size is limited to 25, and they tend to sell out fast, so register early. Refreshments will be served.
Piet Stuifbergen, founder and president of Stuifbergen Bloembollen Export, Southwood’s exclusive bulb supplier, will share his decades of knowledge about how to select, plant, and care for spring-flowering bulbs. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of the world’s leading bulb experts, and be the first to get your hands on this year’s newest introductions.
Crape Myrtles truly are the trademark tree of Tulsa, and we think the varieties of leaf and flower colors, plus the amazing range of sizes available, is cause for celebration. So join us for our first-ever Crape Myrtle Madness event, at which we’ll celebrate the many virtues of these beautiful -- and tough as nails -- landscape plants.
Battling bugs and critters in the garden can be challenging, not to mention downright frustrating. Join Paul James, the Gardener Guy, as he shows you how to deal with pesky plant pests using products that are environmentally friendly and approved for use by organic gardeners
Southwood Landscape Designers Steve Welch and Tena Houghton present the basics of landscape design with one goal in mind: To enhance the quality of life for the homeowner.
Join us for an informal but highly informative evening with Perennial guru Annette Thompson.
One of our favorite annual events, Ladies' Night 2016 will feature tropical inspired treats, give-aways and surprises!
See what’s new in the world of gardening, including the latest introductions of annuals and perennials, trees and shrubs, vegetables, supplies and more. If you like being on the cutting edge of gardening, this free seminar is for you. Free class. Registration required.
To prune or not to prune? That’s the first question Paul will answer as he attempts to demystify a subject that many gardeners find confusing, if not downright frightening. He’ll then discuss pruning times, tools, and techniques, and why he thinks most folks actually prune more than they should. Class if free, but registration is required.