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By Robert Medley
The Oklahoman 

Desert gardens flourish in Oklahoma City


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In an urban park, surrounded by interstates and busy city streets, a sanctuary for cacti and other succulents can be found.

On a recent spring day, on the grounds of the surrounding Will Rogers Gardens, the flowers were starting to bloom. In climate-controlled greenhouse is a display of the desert.

The Ed Lycan Conservatory, full of rare cacti in desert landscape displays, was renovated and reopened in 2013.

The original greenhouse had fallen into disrepair over the years and closed in 2011.

Members of the Central Oklahoma Cactus and Succulent Society, and others volu...

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