The Garden Trug Celebrates One Year

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GREEN THUMB: The Garden Trug has been creating a unique shopping experience for one year. From left is co-owner Marcy Smith, Greenhouse Manager Tom Thrasher and Co-owner Sue Welch.


The Garden Trug has brought a unique option for spring shopping to the South Tulsa area. Opening its doors just one year ago, the shop has surprised visitors with an array of plants, beautiful decorations, useful tools and educational classes.

Sue Welch and Marcy Smith have always loved gardening and had been thinking about beginning their own business. While thinking of a name for their new business, they decided to choose something that was important to the foundation and history of gardening. “The trug is a British handmade shallow basket that originated in 1864. They were created to carry flowers and vegetables from the garden to the house,” says Welch.

A variety of garden trugs are available at the shop. “A retired ship builder crafts them for us by hand in New England. They are so unique and very practical,” Welch explains.

The shop also features indoor plants such as orchids, bird houses, wind chimes, organic olive oils, vinegars and art.

One of the biggest trends this year for gardening is actually meant to be enjoyed indoors. “Terrariums are wonderful for bringing the outdoors in. We enjoy helping customers choose their plants to pair together.”

Another fun idea for gardening indoors is to create a miniature garden. “These gardens can be designed in so many ways. Many feature small houses and streams made of blue glass. We carry a lot of very cute pieces to place in among the plants in our shop.”

The large outdoor area boasts sidewalks that meander through trees, flowers, hanging plants and shrubs. “Many of our plants are grown in Oklahoma, which is very important to us. We offer a variety of plants that are unique and exciting for any garden addition.”

The Garden Trug also offers landscape professionals that can consult or create and implement designs for an entire yard.

Classes are held throughout the spring and summer months at the Garden Trug. They include topics such as patio fountains, beneficial insects, edibles and landscaping.

The Garden Trug is located at 3009 E. 101st St. For more information, visit or call 918-528-3828.

Updated 04-18-2011

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