Wednesday, September 1, 2010

CDPB Theme - Open Air Market: Southwood Nursery

Tulsa has a number of open air markets where plants and gardening supplies are sold.  My favorite is Southwood Landscape and Nursery at 91st Street and South Lewis in Tulsa.  They have everything from small bedding plants to  established trees in tubs ready to be transplanted in your garden.  The nice thing about Southwood is that the helpful staff includes some knowledgable horticulturists who can give advice on appropriate varieties and how and when to plant.   In the past I have bought bargain trees and shrubs from parking lot nurseries  and after planting them myself watched them struggle through a season or two and then expire in the August heat.  No doubt this works for some but my results have been mixed at best.  I know that the two Red Maples I bought from Southwood and had them come out and plant them for me are 30 feet tall and looking better every year.  You get what you pay for.  They have a large selection of trees, shrubs, and flowering plants from azaleas to zinnias!!   Best of all they are nice people who go out of their way to be helpful.

The first day of each month there is a theme for all City Daily Photo Blogs.  Tulsa Gentleman is a City Daily Photo Blog for Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The theme for September is "Open Air Market".

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Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Great pics. You definitely get what you paid for, although a giveaway river birch "stick" that son and I received at a Tulsa Driller's game years ago is doing great.

Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

I love garden centres although, living in an apartment, I don't have a garden! The Centres in England usually have good-value tea rooms and lovely shopping areas where one can buy scented candles, good cards and "different" gifts. They're good to while away an hour or two in :-)

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

This is a theme and project to me, although you've probably done it before and I just haven't been here on the first day of the month. You fit very well into the theme. I agree that nurseries make a much better purchase not only for the knowledge that comes along with whatever you buy, but also the quality.