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OKG7 Shop: Spring fling


Devon Green April 2nd, 2014

It’s that time of year again, the time when Okies stagger back out into the sunshine, blinking like mole-people emerging from their burrows for what feels like the first time. Get into the mood for spring with everything you need to maximize your outdoor space. Whether you have a tiny garden on your apartment stoop or an expansive but empty space that needs some inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of the best places to help you create a great outdoor space you will want to share with friends and neighbors.

— Devon Green

TLC Garden Centers 

105 W. Memorial Road 

tlcgarden.com 

751-0630 

With one of the largest selections of plants and trees in the metro, TLC is sure to have whatever your heart desires in the way of pots, beds or a couple of shade trees in the backyard. TLC prides itself on having its dedicated staff help you achieve your gardening goals. The shop also offers seminars and presentations to keep your green thumb as green as it can be, as well as tips and tricks that will make you look like a natural.


Organics OKC Garden Supply 

2800 N. Pennsylvania Ave. 

organicsokc.com 

528-4769 

If you want to cultivate more than something pretty, Organics OKC is a great place to start. It has a great selection of organic and pesticideand GMO-free products and a savvy staff. Its goal is to help you maintain any garden you keep, whether it be a kitchen garden or a landscaped lawn. And don’t forget indoor gardening. From kitchen window herb gardens to hydroponic veggies, owners Marc and Janine Bradley have you covered.


French Quarter Antiques 

2625 W. Britton Road

frenchquarterantiquesokc.com

749-8855 

There is nothing that gives your space more character than a one-of-a-kind piece that really stands out. The antiques specialists over at French Quarter understand that and have a lovely collection of wrought iron garden gates and gazebos to pull your garden together in the perfect frame.


Tony’s Tree Plantation 

3801 S. Post Road

tonystreeplantation.com

455-7700

Tony’s is perfect for those with big ambitions for their outdoor space, but don’t be intimidated by its wealth of merchandise. Tony’s is also great for picking up the piece that will make any space your own, whether it’s a beautiful piece of Mexican talavera pottery or a metal pagoda for Asian-influenced flair. If you can dream it up, Tony’s knowledgeable staff can probably help you make it real with a huge selection of trees and shrubs.


Foster’s Nursery & Tree Farm 

7600 SW 119th St. 

fostersnursery.com 

745-3500

Whether you’re looking for a color riot of annuals or rows of potatoes and onions, Foster’s has all of those and more. Grab inspiration for that corner of the yard that looks so lonely right now. While you’re at it, talk to the staff about what will work best in that pesky half-sun, half-shade place that just seems useless.


Brownstone Antiques & Interiors 

4616 N. Western Ave. 

778-8181 

No garden is complete without unique little touches. Antique shops are a great place to discover things that no one else has. Brownstone Antiques & Interiors has a collection of wrought iron furniture that will make your garden stand out. It also has a selection of statues and other allweather pieces that can bring even the plainest of outdoor spaces to life.


Ross Seed Company 

100 S. Choctaw Ave., El Reno 

rossseed.com

262-3456 

Looking to grow some heirloom variety tomatoes? How about doing some grilling? Ross Seed Company is a one-stop shop for most outdoor living needs, from cultivation to recreation. The family business has thrived since 1919 and is one of the few places where you can get seed that is not packaged but stored in open bins. It’s worth the trip just to get the sense of what feed and seed stores were like in a different time. From fencing to outdoor clothing, Ross will help you grow your garden.

 
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