Home and garden notes for July 1

Home and garden notes for July 1
Modified: June 29, 2013 at 10:06 pm •  Published: July 1, 2013
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CALENDAR

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. Reference “Home and garden calendar.” Please submit items at least 10 days before publication.

Meetings

Central Oklahoma Bonsai Society, 7 p.m., July 9 at Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Video program is “Introduction to Bonsai — Part 1.” Visitors welcome.

Weed and Seed Club, 11 a.m., July 13 in the Children's Garden at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. For more information email sstephens@myriadgardens.org or call 445-7080.

Workshops

Community Gardening workshop sponsored by Oklahoma County Master Gardeners 1 to 3 p.m. July 9, Oklahoma County Cooperative Extension Service, 930 N Portland. Workshop will focus on starting a community garden, choosing a site for a community garden, coordinating and training volunteers and garnering support from local organizations and businesses. Free. For reservations call 713-1125 or go online to oces.okstate.edu/oklahoma and click the “Contact Us” link.

Water saving landscapes, 9:30 a.m. to noon, July 12, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Save time and money growing a vibrant, low-water landscape. Participants will learn about plant selection, proper watering practices and the difference between drought-stressed and heat-stressed plants. Free. Call 943-0827.

Water Wise Landscaping: Outdoor Water Conservation, 9 to 11 a.m., July 13, Children's Garden Porch, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. Promote conservation through proper outdoor watering and drought-tolerant landscaping. Experts from the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service will provide information on different techniques from irrigation to proper plant selection followed by a walking tour through the gardens to show how these principles can be applied to create a beautiful, water-wise landscape. Free. Call 297-3995.

Events

Mid-Week Market, 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Sheridan Lawn, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. Join the Urban Agrarian for the freshest, most delectable local fruits, vegetables and other goods like jams, jellies, sauces, pastas and baked goods. All locally grown and produced. Don't be surprised to find a beer garden, sporadic entertainment, food trucks and more as the market grows. Call 297-3995.

Third Thursday — An Evening Garden Lecture Series, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 18, Oklahoma County Cooperative Extension Service, 930 N Portland. Hear presentations on topics like soil fertility, plants for Oklahoma, tree selection and planting, container gardening and more. Third Thursday of each month through October.

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