North American Fruit Explorers
Although it's important to utilize local nurseries and garden centers as much as possible, when it comes to purchasing fruit plants, mail-order catalogs offer so many more varieties that it would be foolish to overlook them. Nursery, Resource, and Supplies Links provides a list of over 65 companies with catalogs and websites that offer a wide variety of fruit plants, including many rare, unusual, and heirloom varieties. While at the NAFEX site, be sure to check out the Related Web Sites section, which will give you hours of reading about growing fruits in the home garden.
Shows & Events
Orchid Show at the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
From February 28 to March 23, the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory at Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City, OK will be filled with hundreds of orchids arranged in creative displays by resident orchid expert and Conservatory Curator Nate Tschaenn. Walking tours will be offered with paid admission Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 11a.m. Programs offered during the show include Orchid Care 101 on March 18 from 6-7 p.m. where you'll learn the ins and outs of how to care for orchids at home and how to pot and divide them. For more information go to http://oklahomacitybotanicalgardens.com/events/orchid-show-at-the-crystal-bridge-tropical-conservatory/