Oklahoma Home and Garden News and Features

  • Homebuilding slows, sales jump in Oklahoma City area

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    The construction slowdown would be steeper without continued rebuilding from the May 20, 2013, tornado in Moore and south Oklahoma City.

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: How to have a garden party minus the whining

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    British stylist Selina Lake offers tips on how we all could make the outdoors even more enjoyable this summer, and for ways to overcome the realities of nature and the resistance of families, and create a little more al fresco magic.

  • Listing of the Week: 13050 Ramblerock Place, Edmond

    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    The 4,291-square-foot home has four bedrooms, three baths, three half-baths, four living rooms, two dining areas and an attached three-car garage.

  • Ray Ridlen: Walnut caterpillar can harm trees

    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    There are two generations of this pest per year in Oklahoma. Moths emerge from mid-May to early June and in late July and early August. Larvae feed on the leaves in June and July and from late August into October.

  • Oklahoma City Home & Garden notes for July 26

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    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 WATER GARDEN...

  • Richard Mize: Cool off after door-to-door sales pitch

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Don’t let anybody rush you

  • Perry couple share ranch, buffalo herd and history with friends

    By Jimmie Cook, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    A family enjoys a visit to a ranch near Perry to see the buffalo herd.

  • Tornado shelter to be given away at Single Parent Family Day on Aug. 2

    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    A limited supply of bike helmets, smoke detectors and backpacks full of school supplies will also be given away.

  • Apartment boom is rocking Oklahoma

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Norman-based Commercial Realty Resources Co. and UBS Financial Services Inc. agree: Oklahoma is where the investment action is for multifamily properties.

  • Oklahoma City metro-area agencies help keep seniors safe

    By Chris Schutz, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Oklahoma City metro-area senior agencies and families can do home safety checks and make senior-friendly modifications.

  • Repurpose Wood Fencing as Home Décor

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    What’s old is new these days in the home décor field, where used wooden fencing is in high demand. The rugged, weathered look of reclaimed wood fits perfectly with today’s popular shabby chic and country farmhouse decorating styles. Designers and DIYers alike love the look of salvaged fence...

  • Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to open new office in Oklahoma City

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Ground was broken this month on a new Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service office at 26000 NE 63 in Oklahoma City.

  • Eco-Friendly Garden Flower Arrangement

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Summer is peak season for gorgeous fresh flowers. What a pleasure to walk through fragrant, lushly blooming gardens in backyards and parks! And what a temptation it is to bring the outdoors inside with lovely floral arrangements from your garden. Just be sure to create your displays in an...

  • Edmond Farmers Market is favorite weekend pick

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The Edmond Farmers market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays

  • 12 Things to Do with Your Old Shoes

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Outworn, outgrown or out of style, old shoes are a fact of life. And unlike easily recycled or repurposed items such as secondhand clothing or empty plastic bottles, no-longer-new footgear poses a dilemma. What exactly is a green-thinking person supposed to do with leftover loafers or rundown...