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Home and garden notes for March 30

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Meetings

Oklahoma Gardeners Association: 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Open to the public.

Workshops

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.

Plant a Pollinator Garden: April 13. Tour CommonWealth’s pollinator garden and learn about native plants that provide food and habitat for the bees, beetles and butterflies. Pollinator plants also will be available for sale.

Plant a Bouquet Garden: April 27. Learn about the easiest flowers to grow in central Oklahoma plus how to plan and prepare a garden bed. Participants may start seedlings of their own with seeds and supplies provided by CommonWealth. Flower seedlings will be available for sale.

Video series — “How to Grow a Vegetable Garden Even if You’ve Never Planted a Seed in Your Life”: Follow the gardeners at CommonWealth each week from March through October to learn the fundamentals of planting, growing and harvesting. Visit Commonwealth Urban Farms of OKC on Facebook or YouTube. Free.

MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS

The following workshops are located at Myriad Botanical Gardens 301 W Reno. Prices vary. Call 445-7080, or go to www.myriadgardens.org for information or to register.

Seed Starting Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, the garden classroom. Learn how to start annual flowers, vegetables and herbs, the best way to take care of your seeds as they germinate and grow. Speaker is Bill Farris, Prairie Wind Nursery. Cost is $14 for members, $19 for nonmembers.

Everything You Need to Know About How to Start Growing Food: 6 to 8 p.m. April 18, Garden Classroom. Presentation by Dale Spoonemore, From Seed to Spoon. Cost is $8 for members, $12 for nonmembers. Register by April 12.

Tomato Titans: Growing Delicious Tomatoes: 10 a.m. to noon April 20, Garden Classroom. Learn how to start tomato seeds, transplant and care for seedlings, control insects and disease and properly water and fertilize. Participants are welcome to bring photos of their tomatoes for questions and advice. Cost is $14 for members, $19 for nonmembers. Register by April 16.

Beginning Gardener: 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 27, Garden Classroom. Learn bedrock essentials for choosing the right location, testing and sustaining soil health, and selecting the most suitable vegetable and flower varieties. Cost is $14 for members, $19 for nonmembers. Register by April 23.

WEDNESDAYS @ WILL

Wednesday @ Will Rogers Gardens lecture series is open to the public and is presented at no charge by the Oklahoma County Extension Master Gardeners and the Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service. All classes are at Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36.

Enchanting April — How to Get the Most from your Oklahoma Garden in Spring: 6 p.m. April 10. Speaker is author and garden blogger Dee Nash.

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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