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Our goal and mission is to produce plants native to Oklahoma and/or beneficial to wildlife.  We have a special emphasis on plants which support butterflies, moths and other pollinators. We are a small Oklahoma nursery without a brick and mortar location, we sell through farmerís markets and herb shows. See below for our schedule.

While we don't ship our plants.  We are happy to ship our books, cards and gloves. A list of our books is listed here. Books

 

Marilyn has been awarded the ANNE W. LONG AWARD for Promotion of Native Plants.  This is an award given by the Oklahoma Native Plant Society (see details)

                                            OKC Garden Fest coming May 9, 2014

In conjunction with our friends at Prairie Wind Nursery and Skyridge Farms we are starting a new event for Oklahoma City.   We are inviting quality vendors and there will be food trucks as well.  This event will be held from 9:00 to 4:00 at the old farmers market off of West Reno in Oklahoma City.  Come join us as we launch this new event.

Tentative Schedule for 2015

April 4th (Sat)             Norman Farmerís Market  8:00-12:00, Cleveland County Fairgrounds-615 East Robinson

April 11th (Sat)           Herb Day in Brookside  9:00-4:00  41st & Peoria, Tulsa

April 18th (Sat)           Sand Springs Herbal Affair  9:ish - 4:00 Downtown

April 25th (Sat)           Jenks Herb "N" Plant Festival 9:00-5:00 Downtown

May 2nd and 3rd

 (Sat & Sun)                  Mayfest in Norman - Andrews Park. times, Sat- 9:00 - 6:30. Sun 11:00 - 4:00.

May 9th (Sat)             OKC Garden Fest - Old Farmers Market in OKC 9:00 to 4:00

May 16th and 17th

(Sat & Sun)                   Audubon Backyard Garden Tour, Tulsa    We set up at 3931 S. Evanston

 

September 26th (Sat)  Monarch in the Park  Lion's Park in Blanchard   10-4      

If you are unable to come to an event, please call (405) 255-1707 or e-mail us at wtnursery@yahoo.com and we will try to connect somehow.

2014 Plant list

Plant List 2014. We can only bring some of our inventory to each market.  So be sure to contact us in advance if you have a specific request for a particular event Please try to get your special orders in by the Wednesday before an event to give us (Marilyn) time to pick the order and plan our loads.  Thanks. 

 

2014 Plant list PDF   

Excel variation of the plant list.  Available in Excel with filters set.  Make selections based on our pre-existing columns or use the last column to filter your own selection.  Also sortable if you are handy with Excel. 

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For Butterfly Gardeners:


A few common Oklahoma Butterflies

Butterfly Tips

For information about native plant gardening click here

 

SIGNS.  If you've been to our sales you know our signs.  Follow this link to our Signs page.

 

 

  • The February 2012 edition of Oklahoma Gardener Magazine has a "Hot Plants" article by Marilyn that has been posted on their web site  about Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum).  Be sure to check it out.

    The October 2011 edition of Oklahoma Gardener Magazine has a "Hot Plants" article by Marilyn that has been posted on their web site  about Golden Crownbeard (Verbesina enceliodes).  Be sure to check it out.

    Marilyn has written another article for Oklahoma Gardener Magazine (July/August 2011 edition). Found on page 16 the article "Native fruits of Oklahoma" tells us to look for our wildlife and people friendly native fruits.  Also Schroeder Wilson discusses Rudbeckia hirta, a staple in our prairie garden.

    Catch the article in the Oklahoma Gardener Magazine ( June 2011 edition).  "Prairie Design" by Marilyn Stewart.  Learn about the benefits of prairie gardening with tips on getting started.  Also, be sure to catch the article "One Great Wildflower" by Schroeder Wilson on page 66 of the same issue about the deer resistant plant Amsonia tabernaemontana.  You can find a photo below with a Tiger Swallowtail in attendance.  This plant is also listed in Kens List. (see the link above)

                                                                                                                         

    In October 2007 Marilyn spotted the Texan Crescent nectaring on Verbesina enceloides (Golden Crownbeard) in our back yard.

    This was a first for Seminole County.  

      

     

    Schedule for 2014 was

    February 8th (Sat)    Tulsa Garden Center Gardening Info Fair  9:00-3:00

    March 28th (Fri)       H & 8th 7:00pm - 9:00pm  @ Nature Conservancy Office, 408 N.W. 7th Street, OKC

    April 5th (Sat)             Norman Farmerís Market  8:00-12:00, Cleveland County Fairgrounds-615 East Robinson

    April 12th (Sat)           Herb Day in Brookside  9:00-4:00  41st & Peoria, Tulsa

    April 19th (Sat)           Jenks Herb "N" Plant Festival 9:00-5:00 Downtown

    April 26th (Sat)           Sand Springs Herbal Affair  9:ish - 4:00 Downtown

    May 3rd and 4th 

     (Sat & Sun)                  Mayfest in Norman - Andrews Park. times, Sat- 9:00 - 6:30. Sun 11:00 - 4:00.

    May 10th (Sat)           Open

    May 17th and 18th

    (Sat & Sun)                   Audubon Backyard Garden Tour, Tulsa    We set up at 3931 S. Evanston

    May 24th (Sat)           ONPS field trip to our yard. Times 11:00-3:00 114 Quail Run Road, Seminole , OK  74868

    May 31st (Sat)           (Cancelled) - Norman Farmerís Market 

    June 7th (Fri)             (Cancelled) - Ponca City Herb Festival 

    September 5th (Fri)    Marilyn speaking to Washington County Master Gardeners.  Washington County Fairgrounds, Bartlesville 6:30

    September 27th (Sat)  Monarch in the Park  Lion's Park in Blanchard   10-4      

     

    Schedule for 2013 was.

    February 2nd (Sat)    Tulsa Garden Center ONPS Indoor Outing

    April 6th (Sat)             Norman Farmerís Market  8:00-12:00, Cleveland County Fairgrounds-615 East Robinson

    April 13th (Sat)           Herb Day in Brookside  9:00-4:00  41st & Peoria, Tulsa

    April 20th (Sat)           Sand Springs Herbal Affair  9:ish - 4:00 Downtown

    April 20th (Sat)           Norman Farmerís Market  8:00-12:00, Cleveland County Fairgrounds-615 East Robinson

    April 27th (Sat)          Jenks Herb "N" Plant Festival 9:00-5:00 Downtown 

    May 4th (Sat)             Norman Farmerís Market  8:00-12:00, Cleveland County Fairgrounds-615 East Robinson

    May 11th (Sat)           Edmond Farmerís Market  8:00-1:00 Downtown - 1st and Broadway

    May 18th and 19th

    (Sat & Sun)                   Audubon Backyard Garden Tour, Tulsa     

    May 25th (Sat)           Edmond Farmerís Market  8:00-1:00 Downtown - 1st and Broadway

    June 1st (Sat)              Lavendar Fest-(More details later) 17206 Walker Rd, Shawnee

                                                                Marilyn scheduled for workshop

    June 7th (Fri)              ONPS Wildflower Workshop  8:00-4:00 NWOSU campus, Alva, Oklahoma

    June 20th(Thur)         Marilyn is speaking to the Tulsa Perennial club, "Oklahoma oddities", Tulsa Garden center 7:00 PM

    August 22nd (Tue)    Marilyn is speaking to the Oklahoma City Hosta Society 7:00 Pm at the Will Rogers Park

    August 27th (Tue)     Marilyn is speaking to the Tulsa Hosta Society 7:00 Pm at the Tulsa Garden center

    September 14th (Sat)   Edmond Farmerís Market  8:00-1:00 Downtown - 1st and Broadway                                   

    September 21st (Sat)   Monarch  Migration & Butterfly Festival, Jerusalem, OK (Map)10:00 -4:00  2 mi. east of Cole on Hwy 74b

    Schedule for 2012 was

    March 24th (Sat)       Tulsa Garden Center (Pat Folley Book signing) doors open at 4:30 speaker at 6:00

    March 31st (Sat)        Nature Conservancy "Blue River Revival" near Pontotoc Ridge 1:00 - 3:30

    April 7th (Sat)             Norman Farmerís Market  8:00-12:00, Cleveland County Fairgrounds-615 East Robinson

    April 14th (Sat)           Herb Day in Brookside  9:00-4:00  41st & Peoria, Tulsa

    April 21st (Sat)           Sand Springs Herbal Affair  9:ish - 4:00 Downtown

    April 28th (Sat)          Jenks Herb "N" Plant Festival 9:00-5:00 Downtown 

    May 5th (Sat)             Norman Farmerís Market  8:00-12:00, Cleveland County Fairgrounds-615 East Robinson

    May 12th (Sat)           Edmond Farmerís Market  8:00-1:00 Downtown - 1st and Broadway

    May 19th and 20th

    (Sat & Sun)                   Audubon Backyard Garden Tour, Tulsa     

    May 26th (Sat)           Edmond Farmerís Market  8:00-1:00 Downtown

    September 22nd     Edmond Farmerís Market  8:00-1:00 Downtown

    September 29th (Sat)   Monarch  Migration & Butterfly Festival, Jerusalem, OK (Map)

                                         10:00 -4:00  2 mi. east of Cole on Hwy 74b

    October 6th             Tulsa Rain Gardens- Hope Unitarian Church (8432 South Sheridan Road, Tulsa, OK)

                                          9am to 4pm (Registration Required) - Plant Sale open to the public starting at 3PM