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Spring in Oklahoma

It is hard to resist the urging to rush out and plant vegetables early and that is understandable. It is also sometimes wise, as the last two summers have proven. The most successful plantings last year seem to have been those that were in the ground early and matured before our hot, dry spell set in. This strategy can just as easily work against you. One way to minimize the threat of weather extremes is by staggering spring vegetable plantings. Read More...

Spring Tips

Consider the following tips to help increase your chances of a successful growing season.
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Garden Dates for Next Season

With last week’s hard freeze, we can officially put the garden season of 2017 to rest. With the chores mostly completed, now is a good time to begin looking forward to next year. A great way to do that is by noting some key dates on the calendar. Read More...

Rose Rosette Disease

If you’ve grown roses for a while, chances are you’ve seen rose rosette virus even if you did not realize what it was. Rose rosette is characterized by a few common symptoms. Lets look at those and discuss what you should do if you find your roses have this disease. Read More...

Spring Rose Care

While roses typically have the reputation of being finicky and hard to maintain, this does not have to be the case. With care given to proper variety selection, roses can be a fine garden plant when given a reasonable amount of care. Read More...

Horticulture Tips for April

It’s April and everything is turning green! Those interested in all things “home grown” start thinking of getting outside to do their part. Lets go through some common tasks that will need attention this month. Read More...

Garden Catalog Season

For the passionate gardener, some of the most exciting holiday gifts begin arriving in the mail right after the first of the New Year. Garden catalogs filled with promises of spring and new growth are marvelous substitutes for the warmth of summer sunshine. Read More...

Horticulture Tips for March

Consider the following Tips for your March landscape. Read More...

Horticulture Tips for March

Consider the following Tips for your March landscape. Read More...

Spring Garden Planting Timeline

One of the most important dates for Oklahoma gardeners is our last freeze of the spring season. Garden discussions would be much simpler if we lived in a climate where we could consistently guess what this date might be. Unfortunately, that is not the case with our last freeze coming anywhere between mid-March and early May. Read More...
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