Stillwater News Press

April 14, 2012

The Botanic Garden at OSU 04-15-12

By Laura Payne Special to the NewsPress
Stillwater NewsPress

— Here it is, mid-April and the roses, kerria, salvias and many other varieties of plants are already blooming in the garden. It’s just amazing how fast this spring has sprung.

All of the color certainly provided a vibrant setting for our first “Walk N Talk” at The Botanic Garden. Community members, several of the garden ambassadors and first lady of OSU Ann Hargis joined me in walking a little more than a mile, which is twice around the trail.

The “Walk N Talk” is held every Tuesday morning from 7:15 to 7:45, beginning at the south parking lot off S.H. 51.

At The Botanic Garden we like to demonstrate new techniques and technologies. The newest addition to the garden is a unique pathway using Grasstone Grid Pavers. The pathway is built out of concrete pavers with holes that you fill with soil and plant with turf or other low growing plants. This type of pathway is strong enough that it can be used as a driveway.

To learn more about the Grasstone Grid Paver pathway, check out the “Oklahoma Gardening” episode information www.oklahomagardening.okstate.edu.

I hope you had a chance to stop by our booth at the Home and Garden show last weekend. Our garden ambassadors did a wonderful job setting up our space. Thank you all for your hard work. And thank you to the Payne County fairgrounds staff and the members of Stillwater Home Builder Association.

Laura Payne is volunteer/education coordinator for The Botanic Garden at OSU.