The Tulsa Garden Center provides a good deal of information to anyone wishing to plant ornamental flowers, shrubs or trees that will prosper in Oklahoma's hot dry summers and cold wet winters. The Linnaeus Teaching Gardens provide examples of the best plants to grow here. You can walk through at any time and see what is doing well and get ideas for your own garden. Part of the garden is taken up with a hardy variety of bright red geraniums which should qualify this for Ruby Tuesday.
This lovely garden displays a variety of flowering annuals and perennials along a nicely landscapes covered walkway. Nearby is a long bed of Iris in every conceivable color.
A very short walk away is a 3 acre arboretum where you can look at 96 shrubs and trees of which 80 are native to Oklahoma and all will do well on our challenging climate.
Adjacent to the Garden Center is the extraordinary Tulsa Rose Garden. The Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden was constructed with hand labor and teams of horses as a W.P.A. project in 1934 and 1935. It Contains approximately 5,000 rose plants representing nearly 250 varieties that bloom from May through October. I could spend several days talking about these excellent gardens and since this is my blog, I probably will.