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Home and garden notes for April 2, 2012

Home and garden notes for April 2, 2012
Oklahoman Published: April 2, 2012
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For more information, call the phone number or use the email address provided. To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@opubco.com. Submit items at least 10 days before publication.

Meetings

The Midwest City Council of Garden Clubs, 1 p.m. today, April 2, at Rubye Atkinson Garden Center 1441 N Key Blvd., Midwest City. The Ivy Garden Club is hosting. The program will be “Flower Show Design” given by Analee Harper, Master Judge, State and National Life Member and member of Ivy Garden club.

The Oklahoma City Council of Garden Clubs will meet April 13 at Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center, 3600 NW 36. Refreshments at 9:30 a.m. hosted by Hemerocallis Society. Program is on “Compost Tea and Self-watering Gardens” by Bob Cowden. Preparations for the plant sale following the meeting. Call 722-8822.

Workshops

Myriad Gardens Brown Bag Lunch Series, noon to 1 p.m. April 12, Myriad Botanical Gardens executive director, Maureen Heffernan, will talk about native plants and show some of her favorite native plants for home gardens. Free and open to the public. Held in the Dean A. McGee Center, Terrace Room on the lower level of the Crystal Bridge, 301 W Reno.

Birds in the Garden: Make Your Own Birdfeeder, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 14, Myriad Botanical Gardens Children's Garden, 301 W Reno. Children learn about the fun of recycling by making an empty plastic pop bottle into a hummingbird feeder or a regular bird feeder. Bring a plastic bottle from home. A limited quantity will be available. Learn about the many species of birds that make their home in the Myriad Botanical Gardens and discover how to attract native birds to your home garden. Admission is $5 per child.

Events

Myriad Botanical Gardens' Plant & Garden Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, just inside the south entrance of the Crystal Bridge, 301 W Reno. Locally grown green and flowering plants as well as vegetables and herbs will be available. A horticulturist from the Myriad Botanical Gardens will be on hand to assist guests and answer gardening questions. Proceeds from the Plant & Garden Sale benefit the Myriad Botanical Gardens horticulture department.

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