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The Oklahoma Horticultural Society.
The Society was formed in 1970 to further the appreciation of gardening and horticulture throughout Oklahoma. This nonprofit organization recognizes and promotes excellence in gardening and horticulture across Oklahoma and the United States.
Monthly Lecture Series Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00 pm
Agricultural Resource Center at the OSU/OKC Campus
400 N Portland
Anne Michalski will be our speaker. She will present a program entitled “Kayaker’s Garden,” a very different aspect of “gardening” and its unique potential as an entertaining outdoor activity. She will share her joy of experiencing Nature’s Garden from the perspective of her kayak while observing plants in their native setting throughout the ever-changing seasons. Anne’s program is intended to promote the health benefits, both physical and psychological, of spending time outside.
Anne grew up as a free-range child in Kansas and has always preferred to spend time outdoors rather than inside. Before moving to Oklahoma she had careers in teaching and the U.S. Navy. She was a certified Master Gardener for over twenty years before transitioning to the Oklahoma Gardeners Association where she is currently Vice President. Anne has also served on the board of Oklahoma City Beautiful, where she chaired the beautification committee for several years. She is a long-time member of the Oklahoma Horticultural Society and has also served on our board. We hope to see many of you at the meeting.
We enjoyed last month’s speakers, Connie Scothorn and Brian Patric who spoke about landscaping with native plants. They mentioned the following trees as good pollinators: common hackberry, oak trees, and black gum. They also pointed out that the most important plant for monarch caterpillars to feed on is Asclepias tuberosa.
OKLAHOMA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
The Oklahoma Horticultural Society encourages interest in horticulture in Oklahoma by sharing our knowledge of growing vegetables, fruits, flowers, trees and shrubs. We aquaint ourselves with the best plants and practices for our region by touring inspiring private and public gardens, hosting knowledgeable speakers and welcoming the public to these events.
OHS supports the future of horticulture by providing scholarships to students of the horticultural science degree programs in Oklahoma.
The OHS-supported gardening show airs weekly
Current OHS Board of Directors
Serve until the vote at the Annual Winter Meeting, usually in February
President: John Fluitt
Vice President: Dave Edwards
Co-Secretaries: Marianna Sikkar & Sharon Beasly
Treasurer: Brenda Sanders
Program Director: Dave Edwards
Board Members through 2/2025
Board Members through 2/2023
Board Members through 2/2024