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Home and garden notes for Feb. 23

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Meetings

Oklahoma City Daylily Club and Central Oklahoma Daylily Society: Noon Saturday, 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. Monday, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Program is on the herb Nasturtium.

Apogon Iris Garden Club: Noon Wednesday at the home of Tis Bohlman. Program is “Blue Birds: Attracting, Housing and Feeding.”

Central Oklahoma Beekeepers Association: 7 p.m. Thursday, 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.

Oklahoma City Council of Garden Clubs: 9:30 a.m. March 8, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Program is “Monarch Butterflies” by Carolyn McCabe. All are welcome.

Workshops

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

COMMONWEALTH URBAN FARMS

Classes are from 11 a.m. to noon at CommonWealth Urban Farms, 3310 N. Olie. Tuition is $10 per person or $15 per couple, unless otherwise noted. Free admission for Saturday volunteers. Pay onsite at the beginning of the class.

For Beginners Only!: March 2. Walk through the steps of basic gardening including using Smart Pots. This class coincides with the launch of CommonWealth’s free Beginning Gardener Video Series, designed to support new gardeners from day one through the entire growing season.

Year-Round Landscaping: By the Oklahoma County Cooperative Extensions Service, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, 2500 NE 63. Learn how to create a more pleasing home landscape, as well as add value. Free. Call 713-1125.

Propagation workshop — Seeds and cuttings and planting new spring selections: By Oklahoma Gardeners Association, 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”: To be 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 W 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.

Water Conservation and Turf Management Seminar: 10 a.m. to noon March 23, the garden classroom, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. Learn cost-effective methods for conserving natural resources, from setting up strategic rain barrels to the effective use of mulch. Coffee and light breakfast provided. Cost is $8 for members, $12 for nonmembers. Register by March 19. 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.c

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