Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Linnaeus Teaching Gardens

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.

For other shades of red from all over check out Ruby Tuesday.

13 comments:

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

Those are definitely some Ruby Tuesday flowers. Have a great day.

tatess said... [Reply to comment]

lovely flowers .hope to be in oklahoma by october. happy ruby tuesday

fickleinpink said... [Reply to comment]

a very beautiful red post!

a great view for a walk!

xoxo,
fickleinpink, Moving forward

Susan L (lily40au) said... [Reply to comment]

the garden looks beautiful.
My Ruby Redness

reg said... [Reply to comment]

The gardens are just beautiful. love the variety in them

Dimple said... [Reply to comment]

Very nice garden display. In Spokane, WA is a large arboretum which serves a similar purpose to the one you show. Hubby and I like to walk in it when we are in Spokane.

EG Wow said... [Reply to comment]

Teaching gardens are great because they grow plants that survive in that area. The red blossoms are bright and cheerful.

Lois said... [Reply to comment]

Looks like a wonderful place to spend the whole day!

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

De bien jolies photos prises dans ce grand parc floral !
C'est agréable à admirer.
Bisous.

Birdman said... [Reply to comment]

Looks like an exciting place, even for one with little interest in touring a garden on a HOT day!

lisaschaos said... [Reply to comment]

What a wonderful place you have there to explore!! It looks huge too!

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Great photos. Darn right its your blog. Bring on more flower photos Bill.

Kcalpesh said... [Reply to comment]

Gardening is a hobby to me too!! I loved the article!!

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