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					D2    ½    ½   SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2007

Walkways, specimen plants key                                                                                                                                                                                  animal house
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BY KIM BROWN

elements in creating landscapes                                                                                                                                                   The pets: Bullit, an 11-year-
                                                                                                                                                                               old golden retriever; Ski, a 4-
                                                                                                                                                                               year-old black Labrador;
                                                                                                                                                                               Breck, a 4-year-old toy poodle;
   Two elements stand out in                                                                                                                                                   and P.J., a 7-year-old Himala-
virtually all landscapes —                                                                                                                                                     yan cat.
beautiful walks and quality                                                                                                                                BARRY                  The family: Joe and Jacci
specimen plants. Both
elements are vital in garden
                                                                                                                                                       FUGATT                  Harris.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Describe your pets’ per-
design, and creating both is                                                                                                                          GARDEN WORLD             sonalities: We can set our
easier and less costly than you                                                                                                                                                clocks to Bullit. Religiously,
may think.                                                                                                                                                                     within four or five minutes of 8
   Walks provide far more than                                                                                                                                                 p.m., he will bark at anyone
an attractive surface to tread                                                                                                                                                 near him to let them know it is
upon. They also are a primary                                                                                                                                                  time for his treat, and he won’t
means of organizing garden                                                                                                    using beautiful, long-lasting,                   let up. Ski is the most unselfish
space, both visually and                                                                                                      modern materials. We also will                   dog. Each time it’s time to play
                                                                                                                                                                               fetch, he will go retrieve a ball
functionally. Professional                                                                                                    look closely at scores of                        from the basket and take it to
designers often think of walks                                                                                                drop-dead-beautiful specimen                     Bullit and then go get one for
as the “skeleton” or “bones” of                                                                                               plants.                                          himself.
a garden.                                                                                                                        Cost of the “Walks, Patios                       Breck is the only dog that
                                                                                         BARRY FUGATT for the Tulsa World                                                                                                              JOY LEWIS / Tulsa World
   The Linnaeus Teaching                                                                                                      and Specimen Plant” seminar                      failed his training camp gradua-
Garden in Woodward Park is a                                                                                                                                                   tion. It seems that while the oth-           Jacci and Joe Harris pose
                                                Walks are a primary means of organizing garden space,                         is $20, and pre-enrollment is                    er guys were outside in the
textbook example of the                       both visually and functionally.                                                 required. Enroll using a major                                                              with pets Bullitt, an
design power of a bold walk                                                                                                                                                    heat, he took the easy road: He            11-year-old golden retriever;
                                                                                                                              credit card by calling 746-5125.                 could be found in the lap of the           Breck, a 4-year-old toy
system to act as the framework                to its unusual foliage, fruit,             cultivars, such as Aphrodite,                                                         trainer’s husband in the easy
or skeleton of a complex                                                                                                         Also, the Linnaeus Garden                                                                poodle; Ski, a 4-year-old
                                              color or shape. Specimen                   Diana, Helene and Minerva.                                                            chair watching TV. P.J. spent              black Labrador; and P.J., a
garden.                                                                                  These new multistemmed               will host a seminar on herbs
                                              plants act as exclamation                                                                                                        his first six months hiding from           7-year-old Himalayan cat.
   The garden is filled with                                                             hybrids are greatly superior to      9-11 a.m. Aug. 2. The beautiful                  everyone. Now, after adjusting
                                              points in a garden, calling
more than 6,000 plants and                                                               the old altheas. They have the       Linnaeus herb garden is home                     to the other guys, he spends
                                              attention to themselves and to
numerous garden themes:                                                                  right shape, size, drought           to 30 herb species. During this                  most evenings being dragged
                                              a particular section of the                                                                                                      across the kitchen floor by his
water garden, veggie garden,                                                             tolerance and summer-long            seminar, you will learn how to
                                              garden.                                                                                                                          tail with Breck at the other end.
cottage garden, boulder                                                                  flower-producing power to be         grow, dry and preserve                                                                      climbed two 14,000-foot moun-
                                                 Regard specimen plants the                                                                                                       Describe a memorable sto-
garden, etc.                                                                             great garden specimens. Blue         wonderful culinary and                                                                      tain peaks together in memory
                                              way a good cook regards                                                                                                          ry about your pets: After los-
   With so many competing                                                                Weeping Juniper also makes a         medicinal herbs. This seminar                                                               of Ty, who was killed in a 2004
                                              powerful spices. Too much or                                                                                                     ing a beloved dog in 2002, the             car accident. They figure it’s the
plants and ideas, the overall                                                            marvelous specimen plant. It is      promises to be a great sensory
garden design would appear                    too little and the dish is                 tough as nails, long lived and a                                                      Harrises were returning to Tul-            closest they can be to Ty in this
                                                                                                                              experience.                                      sa from Colorado on business
confusing without the bold and                spoiled. Likewise in a garden,             strong attention getter. Many                                                                                                    lifetime.
                                              add too many or too few                                                            Cost of the “Herb Seminar”                    when Joe came across Breck in
beautiful walks that organize                                                            other plant species also work        is $20. Enroll early as this                     a cage at a pet store. Jacci re-
                                              specimen plants and a garden’s                                                                                                                                                   Animal House is a feature
and unite the garden’s many                                                              well for specimen plant use.         seminar fills quickly.                           luctantly agreed to take him                spotlighting Tulsa World readers
elements into a recognizable                  design is spoiled.                            The Linnaeus Garden will                                                           home but insisted it be a sur-               and their animal friends. If you
design.                                          Lots of plant species work              host a colorful seminar on                                                            prise for their son, Ty. But Ty                know someone who has a
                                                                                                                                Barry Fugatt is director of
   Specimen plants are no less                well as specimen plants. The               walks, patios and specimen           horticulture at the Tulsa Garden
                                                                                                                                                                               had the same idea — he had                  fantastic pet, send us his or her
important in creative garden                  new U.S. National Arboretum                plants 9-11 a.m. July 21.                                                             just picked out a black Lab pup-           name and tell us why you think he
                                                                                                                              Center. He can be reached at
design. A specimen plant is any               shrub altheas are real favorites           Emphasis will be placed on                                                            py (Ski). About 12 hours later             or she would be a good subject for
                                                                                                                              746-5125 or by e-mail at                         the new and old family mem-                     Animal House. Write to:
plant that boldly stands out due              of mine. Ask for specific                  how to build walks and patios                      bers met in the front yard.       or call
                                                                                                                                                                                  Joe and Ski have since                              581-8474.

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in downtown Tulsa.                                                                                                                                10:30 p.m.                    there and look back. But we        We have as much power
   The Tulsa Run features a                                                                                                                JC Saturday                          can take a fresh breath, gath- an anyone else and we can
15k run, 5k run and a Fun Run.                                                                                                                                                  er our wits, and get going.    use it if we stop thinking we
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   Exercises will begin at 6:50                                                                                                            Rainn Wilson; Arcade                    Too many of us are waiting need for others to see us do-
a.m. at 31st Street and River-                                                                                                             Fire performs. (HD)                  for that change from “out      ing better than they are. Stop
side Drive, with stretching led                                                                                                            (CC)                                 there” that will help us with- talking except for telling self
by Lisa Butler. There will be                                                                                                                                                   out our having to do so        what a terrific success we
runs of varying distances.                                                                                                                                                      much. No amount of help        are right now and will be
   Gary Hammer, president of                                                                                                               : Movie:                                                            from now on. A mental pill
                                                                                                                                                                                from others can do for us
the USATF Oklahoma chapter,                                                                                                                “Bridget Jones’                      what we can do for ourselves for winning is giving our own
will lead the 2-4 mile run, Jack                                                                                                           Diary”                               and we need to see that        minds a picture to see every
Wing will lead the 1-2 mile run,                                                                                                           (2 p.m.)                             quickly. Remorse and self-     day to encourage our abili-
and Butler will lead a run ex-                                                                                                             : Confessions of                     doubt can build a trauma the ties and give us self-respect.
ceeding 4 miles.                                                                                                                           a Matchmaker
   Tulsa Running Club will pro-
vide runners with beverages,
                                                                                    ‘Freaky Friday’                                        (5 p.m.)
and refreshments will be pro-
vided by USATF.
                                                Jamie Lee Curtis (left) and Lindsay Lohan star as a mom and daughter who cope
                                                 with life after magically swapping bodies in the Disney comedy “Freaky Friday.”
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   For more information about                                                      7 p.m. ABC, channel 8                                   Hp November                       If you can provide a good home for either of the following pets, please
the Tulsa Run, go to www.tulsa-                                                                                                            Israel Tour (5 p.m.)              call Friends of Tulsa Animal Shelter at 669-6283; or visit the shelter
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                                                              Discoveryland, “Oklahoma!” 8 p.m., 19501          11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., University of Oklahoma                                                        This is a little tortoise shell cat
                              calendar                     W. 41st St., 245-6552.
                                                              “The Drunkard,” melodrama sing-along and
                                                                                                                Schusterman campus, 41st Street and Yale
                                                                                                                                                                                                              called Lady. Lady is only about 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                              months old, but she was a good
                              TODAY’S EVENTS               olio presenting a variety of vaudeville-type acts,     Iris rhizome sale, presented by the Tulsa                                                   Mom for her kittens, who have been
                                                           7:45 p.m., Spotlight Theater, 1381 Riverside                                                                                                       adopted. She is a little apprehensive
music                                                      Drive, 587-5030.
                                                                                                                Area Iris Society, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tulsa Garden
                                                                                                                Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave., 832-0616.                                                        with strangers, but she soon warms
   RiverWalk Crossing concert series,                                                                                                                                                                         up when you pet her.
featuring ReggaeFest, 8-10 p.m., on the                                                                           Green Country Eco-Expo and ReggaeFest
Arkansas River, across the 96th Street Bridge,             information                                          2007, featuring the art of African dance, solo
Jenks, 296-7121.                                              E-mail 101, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Rudisill Regional     jams, live music and information on how to live a
                                                           Library, 1520 N. Hartford Ave., 596-7280.            healthier life while being friendly to the                                                       There are usually several Labrador
                                                              Intermediate MS Excel, 1-3 p.m., Central          environment, 4-11 p.m., RiverWalk Crossing                                                    retrievers for adoption at Tulsa Animal
dance                                                      Library, Fourth Street and Denver Avenue,            Amphitheatre, across the 96th Street Bridge and                                               shelter. Cassie is an adult chocolate
  Saturday night dance, lesson at 7 p.m.,                  596-7977.                                            Riverside Drive, Jenks, 296-7121.                                                             Lab who lost her home. She must
dance at 8 p.m., Elks Lodge, 5335 S. Harvard                  Literacy tutor training, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,       Wood show, presented by the Eastern                                                         have learned good manners because
Ave., 299-7662.                                            Central Library, Fourth Street and Denver            Oklahoma Woodcarvers Association, 9 a.m.-5                                                    she is very well behaved.
                                                           Avenue, 596-7977.                                    p.m., Union Eighth Grade Center, 6501 S.
                                                              Childbirth education class, 10 a.m., St.          Garnett Road, 492-8994.
theater                                                    John Health System, Owasso auditorium,
                                                                                                                   Super Bowl of baby showers, presented by                            More adoption agencies: Animal Aid, 744-8280; A.R.F., 622-5962;
   SummerStage 2007, “Movement of Life,”                   12451 E. 100th St. North, Owasso, 744-0123.                                                                       Cat Adoption Center, 486-7727; Friends of Felines, 299-1116; Home At Last, 496-3117;
                                                                                                                Babies “R” Us for expectant mothers and their                     Pet Adoption League, 365-8725; P.A.W.S., 376-2397; StreetCats, 298-0104;
with Arthur Thompson, presented by the Arts &                 Sibling class, 10:30 a.m., St. John Health
                                                                                                                families, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Babies “R” Us, 10010                           Tulsa City Animal Shelter, 669-6299; Tulsa S.P.C.A., 428-2529;
Humanities Council, 7 p.m., Charles E. Noman               System, Siegfried Tower, 1923 S. Utica Ave.,
                                                                                                                E. 71st St., 250-6444.                                                          Tulsa Humane Society site,
Theatre; “The 24-Hour Play,” presented by                  744-0123.
Theatre Pops, 8 p.m., Liddy Doenges Theatre,                  Developmental baby massage, 6:30 p.m.,              Benefit dinner, proceeds will go toward
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Second Street                St. John Health System, Siegfried Tower, 1923        veteran and youth activities, 6 p.m., Veterans of
and Cincinnati Avenue, 596-7111.                           S. Utica Ave., 744-0123.                             Foreign Wars Post 577, 1109 E. Sixth St.,

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presentation in 24 hours, and perform the                  sports
creation at 8 p.m., Nightingale Theatre, 1416 E.              Thai boxing fights, featuring Muay Thai           exhibits
Fourth St., 633-8666.                                      champion Billy Clark, doors open at 6 p.m.,             Oxley Nature Center, 6700 Mohawk Blvd.:
   “Jesus Christ Superstar,” presented by                  fights start at 7 p.m., Adams Muay Thai, 4107 S.

                                                                                                                “Butterflies,” for all ages, 10:30 a.m.-noon; also
Grace Ann Productions, 8 p.m., Tulsa                       72nd East Ave., 488-0707.                            featuring special programs for adults and

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Community College VanTrease Performing Arts                                                                     children, including classes in candle-making,
Center for Education, 81st Street and U.S. 169,
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                                                                                                                require pre-registration. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
   “American Idle: Death by Karaoke, the                      Building Reading Skills, age 5 and older,
                                                                                                                daily, 669-6644.
Wrath of Simon” presented by Ultimate Murder               one-on-one with a tutor, by appointment,
Mystery, 7 p.m., Molly’s Landing, 3700 S.                  Maxwell Community Center, 5251 E. Newton
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Highway 66, Catoosa, 857-8092.                             St., 669-6662.
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   “Spamalot,” presented by Celebrity                                                                                      fax to 581-8353 or e-mail at
Attractions, 2 and 8 p.m., Chapman Music Hall,
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Third Street and             etc.                                          Events must be in a
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Cincinnati Avenue, 596-7111.                                  Art of Barbeque, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., tasting                     information, call 581-8489.

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