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Home and garden notes for Feb. 16

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To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.” Please submit items at least 10 days before publication.

Meetings

Oklahoma Orchid Society: 7 p.m. Sunday, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Visitors welcome.

Oklahoma Organic Gardening Association: 7 p.m. Friday, OSU Agriculture Resource Center, 400 N Portland Ave., Room 196. Presentation will be by Haldor Howard on “Our Market Garden, Techniques inspired by Jean Martin Fortier.” Free and open to the public.

Central Oklahoma Cactus and Succulent Society: 7 p.m. Thursday, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Participants are asked to bring their favorite succulent-related item.

Oklahoma City Daylily Club and Central Oklahoma Daylily Society: noon Feb. 23, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Covered dish lunch. Program is "A British Garden Tour.” All are welcome.

Oklahoma Herb Society: 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 25, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Program is on the herb Nasturtium.

Central Oklahoma Beekeepers Association: 7 p.m. Feb. 28, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Open to the public.

Oklahoma Gardeners Association: 9:30 a.m. to noon March 6, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Paul James, host of the HGTV show “Gardening by the Yard,” will speak. Open to the public.

Workshops

CLEVELAND COUNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE

Step-By-Step Seed Starting: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Cleveland County Cooperative Extension Service, Cleveland County Fairgrounds, Classroom C, 601 E Robinson, Norman. Cost is $15. Registration required by Friday. Call 321-4774.

OKLAHOMA COUNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE

Year-Round Landscaping: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 28, 2500 NE 63. Learn how to create a more pleasing home landscape, as well as add value. Free. Call 713-1125.

OKLAHOMA GARDENERS ASSOCIATION

Propagation workshop: Seeds and cuttings and planting new spring selections, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 9, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. No registration required.

Events

Forget Television — The Real Entertainment is Happening Outside in Your Pollinator-Friendly Yard: Presented by Heather Holm, award-winning author of two books about pollinators, at 2 p.m. March 2 in the Allied Health Auditorium at 440 N Portland Ave. Admission is free. For more information, go to oknativeplants.org

Oklahoma Gardening School — Growing Beautiful, Successful and Low-Maintenance Herb Gardens: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9, Devon Energy Auditorium, 333 West Sheridan Ave. Cost is $40 for members; $70 for nonmembers; $25 for students with ID. Optional $15 box lunch provided. Register by March 5. Call 445-7080, or go to www.myriadgardens.org.

HELPLINE

For answers to horticulture questions, call the Oklahoma County Cooperative Extension at 713-1125, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday-Friday and ask to speak to a Master Gardener. Questions via email may be sent to okmganswers@gmail.com.

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