Karen Watkins is a Tulsa County Extension Master Gardener and is celebrating her 27th year of service this year in 2022. She also enjoys teaching classes from her training as an OSU Master Naturalist. She has taught numerous classes on container gardening, butterflies, pollinators and native plants throughout the city and is the speaker/instructor for many state-wide programs for the Monarch Initiative. Her knowledge is implemented for teaching purposes in her own gardens being on the Audubon Garden Tour in 2006 and 2019, as
well as featured in Lowe’s Gardening Magazine and Southern Living Magazine. Another of her passions is writing. She has written for Oklahoma Gardening Magazine representing the Northeast Region, and is known as the “Candid Gardener” In other publications.