Tonight on City Of Giants with Michael Patton we have Cristen Burdell from The Mansion at Woodward Park. Tulsa Garden Center rents out the mansion and the park grounds and holds almost daily events ranging from monthly meetings for roses and iris, to classes on everything from cooking to photography. Cristen came on to promote the fundraising dinner on March 22nd called Garden Thyme with the Gardener Guy, Paul James Here is a link. Buy tickets now. Last year’s event with Gt Bynum sold out quick. https://www.facebook.com/events/430650607366829/
We had odd conversations. I asked if the dozens of weddings and related sadness adversely hurt the gardens. When she mentioned they have added a wine refrigerator into the Bridal room, I suggested they add a pool table somewhere for the grooms. She raved about Linneaus Teaching garden and I was impressed that every plant has a name tag. I also loved her explanation of the rose beds being a academic research center.
I was amazed at the variety of events. Here is their March newsletter…http://tulsagardencenter.com/…/March-2018-TGC-Newsletter.pdf.
It was really interesting to hear how popular weddings and corporate events at this historic mansion in the middle of a park have recently become. Being dressed up in a fancy place that is not a church is just really in right now.
It feels good using the radio show to help promote such a wonderful place. It is not just the Tulsa Garden Center, it the the center of gardening in the Tulsa area.
The song list for tonight is also impressive. Look for songs from locals Alaska and Madi, John Fullbright, and David M. Teegarden Sr. and Van Winkle. You can listen tonight at 7 pm or this weekend each day at noon on www.radioIDL.com
Michael Patton presents City of Giants with Tulsa Garden Center’s Christen Burdell City of Giants with Michael Patton
Tonight on City Of Giants with Michael Patton we have John Orsulak, the event chair for 2018 SpringFest at Woodward Park. Tulsa Garden Center
This is one of my favorite things to do in Tulsa in April and I always buy a new spring color shirt to wear. I believe it serves as the official beginning of spring and the park is always beautiful as well.
John was great. He pimped the park and bus ride from All Souls Church on Saturday, worked in the volunteer Boy Scouts who help get your purchases to your car, and talked all about the vendors and volunteers. Here is a link of vendors…http://tulsagardencenter.com/events/springfest/
Of course, I asked stupid question. I wanted to know if the Rose Society and Iris Society fight like Crips and Bloods and why SpringFest has so much focus on pollinators when you can’t eat them. John was wonderful to put up with my odd conversation about soiling myself and only wanting to buy cut flowers (cause they are already dead).
Poppa Nite found great tunes like “Tend To My Garden” by the James Gang, “Spring” by Little Milton, and “Spring Fling” by AudioMatrix. Listen tonight at 7 pm or this weekend each day at noon on www.radioIDL.com.
Michael Patton presents City of Giants special guest John Orsulak from the Tulsa Garden Center City of Giants with Michael Patton