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Home and garden notes for May 18

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Learn about growing fruit at a Myriad Botanical Gardens workshop. [Metro Creative Connection]
Learn about growing fruit at a Myriad Botanical Gardens workshop. [Metro Creative Connection]

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Meetings

Central Oklahoma Daylily Club: 6 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Apogon Iris Garden Club: Noon Wednesday, 6270 Alameda, Norman. Agenda features election and installation of new officers.

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.

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 on-site at the beginning of the class.

Growing and Using Your Sensory Herb Garden: Saturday. 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

Growing Fruit in Oklahoma: 6 to 8 p.m. June 20, Garden Classroom, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. Learn how to get started with home fruit growing, from choosing plants to site considerations and including details of soils, planting, subsequent care including pruning and dealing with pests and problems. Cost is $14 for members, $19 for nonmembers. Register by June 18. Call 445-7080, or go to www.myriadgardens.org.

Events

Festival in the Park: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 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.

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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