Kokedama Workshop
Jun
1
5:30 pm17:30

Kokedama Workshop

Kokedama translates to "moss ball." It is a Japanese art that has become more and more popular the last few years, and we sure LOVE it! In this workshop you will create two of your very own kokedamas to take home and display or hang in your house. You will also leave with the knowledge of how to create more on your own if you become addicted. This workshop is taught by our plant aficionado Alex.

Ladies' Night -- Disco InFERNo!
Jun
8
6:00 pm18:00

Ladies' Night -- Disco InFERNo!

Okay, so not all of you will remember the 70s, the decade of disco music, platform shoes, and super-wide bellbottoms. But even if you didn't actually live through the 70s, you can be a part of recreating the period by attending our 2017 Ladies' Night tribute to the era.

We'll be serving adult beverages and light hors d'oeuvres, grooving to disco tunes, and we'll be giving away gifts as well. And for those of you brave enough to don 70s attire (c'mon - why not?), we'll have special gifts for 1st, 2nd and 3rd best costumes.

And as if all that weren't enough, we'll have special sales the night of the event and our own Paul James will present a brief seminar on - what else? - Ferns!

Registration is required. The cost is $20/person, and 20% of gross sales during the evening will be donated to Iron Gate.


Planting "Bar"
May
18
5:00 pm17:00

Planting "Bar"

Back by popular demand, join us for this spring's Planting "Bar" series. Bring your own pot or buy one from us, then plant away with help from our staff. Choose from annuals, perennials, tropics, succulents, herbs and so on to create your own potted masterpiece while enjoying a glass or two of wine and light snacks.

Porch Pounders! And Porch Plants!
May
17
6:00 pm18:00

Porch Pounders! And Porch Plants!

Wine geeks refer to wines that are great for summertime sipping as "Porch Pounders." They're most often white, they're cheap, they're low in alcohol, and they're quite tasty with or without food. Sample a half-dozen or so of Paul's favorites, but don't expect any Chardonnay. Do expect, in addition to the wines, Paul's presentation on how to liven up your porch (or patio or courtyard) with great container plants, both ornamental and edible.

Cost of class is $10, and is limited to 30 guests. Registration is required. Light food pairings will be served.

Succulent Wall Workshop // The Design Table
May
12
5:30 pm17:30

Succulent Wall Workshop // The Design Table

Join us at The Design Table to create your own Succulent Living Wall. In this workshop, you will work with a copper wall planter and add in your favorite stylish succulents to create a stunning display. We will show you step by step how to plant it and give you tips on how to care of it once you get home. This class will be taught by our plant aficionado Alex.

Planting "Bar"
May
11
5:00 pm17:00

Planting "Bar"

Back by popular demand, join us for this spring's Planting "Bar" series. Bring your own pot or buy one from us, then plant away with help from our staff. Choose from annuals, perennials, tropics, succulents, herbs and so on to create your own potted masterpiece while enjoying a glass or two of wine and light snacks.

Sake and the World of Japanese Plants
May
10
6:00 pm18:00

Sake and the World of Japanese Plants

If all you know about sake is the warm swill they often serve in restaurants, then you're in for a treat. Paul James is a sake fanatic, and he'll share with you how sake is made, how to read a sake label, how to drink it (chilled, not warm!), and how to pair it with food. He's certain you'll walk away with a whole new way of thinking about sake. And as if that weren't enough, he'll also share with you his favorite plants from Japan.

Cost of class is $10, and is limited to 30 guests. Registration is required. Light food pairings will be served.

Planting "Bar"
May
4
5:00 pm17:00

Planting "Bar"

Back by popular demand, join us for this spring's Planting "Bar" series. Bring your own pot or buy one from us, then plant away with help from our staff. Choose from annuals, perennials, tropics, succulents, herbs and so on to create your own potted masterpiece while enjoying a glass or two of wine and light snacks.

Ooooh, Tequila! Plus Cacti and Succulents!
May
3
6:00 pm18:00

Ooooh, Tequila! Plus Cacti and Succulents!

Join Paul James as he walks you through the tasty world of tequila and samples some of his favorites, including blanco, reposado, and anejo versions, while simultaneously showing you his favorite desert plants, including cacti and succulents and -- of course -- agave, without which there would be no tequila! Don't expect fancy margaritas or other mixed drinks. And don't think you'll be shooting this spirit from a shot glass. This is strictly for the tequila purist, so plan on doing some slow sipping (and savoring).

Cost of class is $10, and is limited to 30 guests. Registration is required. Light food pairings will be served.

Macrame Plant Holder Workshop // The Design Table
Apr
28
5:30 pm17:30

Macrame Plant Holder Workshop // The Design Table

In this 90-minute workshop by Oklahoma textile maker Natasha Ball of House Sparrow Fine Nesting, you will create your very own handmade macrame hanging planter. We will cover basis macrame terms and techniques, including how to customize your hanger for any planter, how to decorate your hanger with knots and fringe, and how to hang your final piece. All supplies, including a take-home DIY instruction booklet, are included. Natasha will have additional hanging-planter kits, which include cord, beads, hanger, and instruction booklet, available for purchase during class.

Planting "Bar"
Apr
27
5:00 pm17:00

Planting "Bar"

Back by popular demand, join us for this spring's Planting "Bar" series. Bring your own pot or buy one from us, then plant away with help from our staff. Choose from annuals, perennials, tropics, succulents, herbs and so on to create your own potted masterpiece while enjoying a glass or two of wine and light snacks.

Living Art Workshop // The Design Table
Apr
20
5:00 pm17:00

Living Art Workshop // The Design Table

Join us to create a true living piece of art at our newest addition here at Southwood, The Design Table. In this workshop, you will create a beautiful centerpiece consisting of driftwood and tillandsia (air plants). We will also teach you how to care for this arrangement so you will be successful once you get home. This workshop will be lead by our amazingly talented house plant aficionado Alex. Your finished work will be between 8" to 12" long.

Planting "Bar"
Apr
13
5:00 pm17:00

Planting "Bar"

Back by popular demand, join us for this spring's Planting "Bar" series. Bring your own pot or buy one from us, then plant away with help from our staff. Choose from annuals, perennials, tropics, succulents, herbs and so on to create your own potted masterpiece while enjoying a glass or two of wine and light snacks.

Plant a Row for the Hungry
Mar
25
9:00 am09:00

Plant a Row for the Hungry

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.

Oh Give Me a Home, Where the Dinosaurs Roamed!
Mar
15
1:00 pm13:00

Oh Give Me a Home, Where the Dinosaurs Roamed!

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.

Foolproof Plants
Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Foolproof Plants

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.

Contain Yourself!
Mar
4
10:00 am10:00

Contain Yourself!

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. 

What’s New?
Feb
25
10:00 am10:00

What’s New?

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.

Let's Get Growing!
Feb
18
10:00 am10:00

Let's Get Growing!

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.

 

Tool Time
Feb
11
10:00 am10:00

Tool Time

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.