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Tulsa Garden Center's activities for July 2014

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The weather is starting to heat up but there is still plenty to do at the Tulsa Garden Center this month.

If you have children or grandchildren, bring them to the Story Time in the Garden series at the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens every Thursday at 10 a.m. Story Time will be held in the Outdoor Classroom and will move indoors if it is raining.

The Linnaeus Teaching Program is holding its monthly Little Green Thumbs program on Saturday, July 12, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. This month the theme is "Incredible Edibles" with Barry Fugatt, horticulturist for the Teaching Garden, taking the children on a tour of the vegetable garden. There they will help to harvest fruits and vegetables. They will also do some painting and read some children's books about vegetables. Then the children will make seed tape which they can take home to plant.

Little Green Thumbs is for children ages 4 - 11, with the little ones from 4 -7 years of age requiring accompaniment by an adult. Individual classes are $10 for Tulsa Garden Club members and $16 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by calling 918-746-5125.

The Tulsa Herb Society will have a special event on Monday, July 14, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Kirk R. Brown will deliver a first person presentation of America's first botanist and horticulturist, John Bartram. Dressed as Bartram, Mr. Brown will speak about sustainability and green earth awareness. For more information, go to the Tulsa Garden Center's website or call 918-289-6217.

The Tulsa Garden Center Library Book Discussion Club will meet on Tuesday, July 15, from 12 noon - 1 p.m. Sandy Cox will be reviewing the book "Performance Plants, Creating a Garden with Year-round Beauty" by Andrew Lawson.

The Tulsa Garden Center is located at 2435 S. Peoria Ave. and is open Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and admission is free.

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