ONLA Events

Summer-Time Fun
ONLA Visits Tulsa Botanic Garden

Follow us as we travel around the state and beyond to visit all of our fabulous members!
Take a look at our latest stop.
Heather Holm-Author Visits
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On March 1-2, 2019 the Oklahoma Native Plant Society, the Oklahoma Horticultural Society, OSU/OKC, and ONLA hosted two events with award winning author Heather Holm.  Heather spoke about attracting bees and beneficial insects with native plants as well as the entertainment happening outside in your pollinator-friendly yard.  Heather graciously signed books before both events and took questions from the audience after both of her presentations. 
ONLA Holiday Paint Night
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ONLA holiday paint night was held December 12, 2018.  Paint It Pretty instructed attendees, creating decorative Christmas trees.  ONLA members enjoyed some good company as well as some good food and drink while painting.  It was a fun night had by all!
Thank you to Guthrie Greenhouses for hosting this fabulous event.

ONLA + Habitat For Humanity

Design  -  Donate  -  Install

Stephen Florentz Legacy Estates, just southwest of N. Council & Wilshire, is a 145-home neighborhood strictly for Habitat For Humanity homes.
The main entrance to the neighborhood, which includes a center island and areas in front of two brick signs is the focus of this project.  
ONLA Members contributed materials, monetary donations and labor.  Thank you to all who were a part of this project!

June, 2018

Flower Girl Landscapes, GreenShade Trees, Grooms Irrigation, Irrigation Station, Guthrie Greenhouses, TLC Garden Centers
RanPro Farms,Royal Oak Nursery Sales, Precure Nursery
Dr. Richard Payne, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful, Frank's Landscape
Minick Materials, Prairie Wind Nursery, Deep Fork Tree Farm

ONLA Member Meet-Ups

member meet-up:  a fun, informal event focusing on a member business's facility, practices and/or products; attended by fellow ONLA members with the purpose of gaining new information and/or contacts; an opportunity to present your business to fellow ONLA members.
We hope to have great Member Meet-Ups for you in 2019. 
​Contact the ONLA Office if you would like to host.

Watch for details coming soon.
Spring Member-Meet up June 6th
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Marcum's Nursery hosted our Spring Member Meet-Up on June 6th with box lunches and a first-hand look at the composting yard.  Jose and Monty shared their expertise with us, answered questions and showed us the operation.  Later, Monty Glenn showed us a Norman neighborhood, developed by Ideal Homes, where a rain garden was designed by landscape architecture students from OU, and installed by Marcum's Nursery.
"These meet-ups are such fun, informative events."  - Casey Hentges, host of "Oklahoma Gardening"
​​Here is some feedback from our Winter Member Meet-Up at A New Leaf of Broken Arrow:​​
"A New Leaf is best described as inspiring. Spending just a few minutes watching the clients working together and smiling, you can tell that A New Leaf is making huge differences in their lives. It's one of those environments that you can't help but get excited about what's going on while also remembering what's truly important in life. Absolutely amazing place!!"  - Andi Nichols, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student
"Dan and I met some great people, made arrangements to visit Sedan Floral, which we had been wanting to do this winter.  I plan on trying to get together a group of friends and going back and doing some volunteer work there in the future.  We look forward to attending another meet-up in our part of the state in the future.  It was a little bit of a drive for us but so worth it."  - Nancy and Dan Hayes, Windy Hill Nursery, Nowata, OK
"It was good to get away from the work routine and see another aspect of horticulture that I hadn’t seen before. Horticulture therapy at A New Leaf is providing a valuable service for employing and training the developmentally challenged in the community."  - Chris Ferris, Southwood Landscape and Garden Center, Tulsa
"I had a great time and the meet up bolstered my belief in the great things that can be accomplished when businesses, volunteers and non profit organizations come together in a common cause. The rippling effect of what A New Leaf does for the good of everyone involved is immeasurable."  - William J. Toay, CLU/Financial Specialist

Previous Member Meet-Ups

  1. April 2016: Tulsa Botanic Garden
    April 2016: Tulsa Botanic Garden
    A beautiful day was spent touring the Tandy Floral Terraces and taking a sneak peak at the soon-to-be-unveiled Children's Discovery Garden.
  2. February 2016: Minick Materials
    February 2016: Minick Materials
    Lunch was served as was a generous helping of education from Sam Minick as he discussed hardscape materials and the latest in landscaping gravels and stabilization.
  3. January 2016: High Caliper Growing
    January 2016: High Caliper Growing
    Steve McCurdy and staff hosted a wonderful lunch and overview of the materials and products that High Caliper Growing manufactures onsite.
  4. July 2015: BWI Summer Seminar
    July 2015: BWI Summer Seminar
    Held at the Tulsa Garden Center. Dr. Ray Cloyd and Dr. Ann Chase headlined the event. After the seminar, attendees were encouraged to tour Linneaus Gardens and Woodward Park.
  5. May 2015: Deep Fork Tree Farm
    May 2015: Deep Fork Tree Farm
    Deep Fork Tree Farm opened their doors and brought the Pops Food Truck along for a gorgeous evening among the trees. A hayride through the farm and a demonstration capped off the night.
  6. June 2015: OKC Dodgers Baseball Game
    June 2015: OKC Dodgers Baseball Game
    sponsored by Dow AgroSciences, it was a terrific night for a ball game! Several ONLA businesses attended and brought clients and family members to watch our very own Oklahoma City Dodgers!
  7. March 2016: The Garden Trug
    March 2016: The Garden Trug
    A delightful afternoon was spent at The Garden Trug. After a BBQ lunch, guests heard all about soilless mediums from SunGro's Mike Hiser and then toured the garden center.
  8. August 2015: OKC Regional Food Bank
    August 2015: OKC Regional Food Bank
    ONLA gives back! Several ONLA members served the community by helping package food for families. We also enjoyed a tour of the garden, greenhouse and facilities.
  9. June 2016:  Will Rogers Gardens
    June 2016: Will Rogers Gardens
    ONLA visited the Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum at Will Rogers Gardens in Oklahoma City. While here we learned about the Oklahoma City Tree Inventory Project, led by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, Oklahoma Forestry Services, City of Oklahoma City and Davey Resources.
  10. July 2016:  Flying Tee of Tulsa
    July 2016: Flying Tee of Tulsa
    The First Annual Jim Sanders Memorial Horticulture Fundraiser was held at Flying Tee in Tulsa. An evening of fun, food and golf was had and over $1000 was raised for this scholarship!
  11. Winter 2017:  A New Leaf
    Winter 2017: A New Leaf
    A New Leaf’s mission is to provide individuals with developmental disabilities with life skills, marketable job training through horticultural therapy, community-based vocational placement, and residential services to increase their independence and individual choices. Attendees were served lunch while learning about the services that A New Leaf provides to its clients - adults with development disabilities. The clients plant, care for and harvest a variety of herbs and vegetables as well as annuals and perennials that are sold in the retail outlet and wholesale to local nurseries and landscapers. We also learned about the many different ways to become involved with A New Leaf - volunteering, purchasing and donating. Anyone can buy produce from A New Leaf. Click here to learn more. Lastly, a tour of the greenhouses and outdoor areas of Blooming Acres, their vegetable garden, was enjoyed.