Home and Garden Notes from The Oklahoman for May 11, 2019
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Central Oklahoma Bonsai Society: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36.
Central Oklahoma Daylily Club: 6 p.m. May 18, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Speaker is nationally known hybridizer Bill Waldrop and his wife, Diana, from Kennesaw Mountain Daylilies in Marietta, Georgia. Covered dish dinner at 6 p.m. Program at 7 p.m. followed by plant auction. Call 942-6343 for information.
Oklahoma Horticulture Society: 7 p.m. May 28, OSU Agriculture Resource Center, 400 N Portland Ave. Program is “Harvesting the Rain” by Jeri Fleming, assistant director and outreach and education coordinator for the Oklahoma Water Survey at the University of Oklahoma. Free and open to the public.
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 on-site at the beginning of the class.
Growing and Using Your Sensory Herb Garden: May 18. If you’re looking to spice up your garden and kitchen with basil, chives, rosemary, mint and more, learn the best ways to grow and plant herbs. Herb 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.
Organic Gardening: 10 a.m. to noon May 18, the Garden Classroom. Topics will include building organic soil, companion planting, protecting beneficial insects, securing best heirloom seeds, and unconventional planting methods. Registrants will receive free seeds to take home. Cost is $14 for members, $19 for nonmembers. Register by May 14.
OKLAHOMA COUNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE
The following workshops are presented by the Oklahoma County Cooperative Extension Service, 2500 NE 63. Fees vary. Call 713-1125 or go to http://oces.okstate.edu/oklahoma for more information.
Success in Summer: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday. This workshop will cover summer gardening tips to keep your lawn, landscape and vegetable garden a success. Learn watering tips, how to keep your plant thriving all summer long. $5 Registration Fee
29th annual Festival in the Park: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18, Will Rogers Park near the color gardens. Food trucks and about 40 vendors will be on hand with plants, art and other garden-related items. Other activities include a children’s area and a Frisbee tournament. Free.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.