Oklahoma Home and Garden News and Features

  • Rodd Moesel: Gardeners can get ideas from tour

    Published: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    The Oklahoma Horticulture Society is hosting its annual Garden Tour for Connoisseurs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at six special gardens and outdoor living areas in Oklahoma City. The tours are come-and-go at one or all six gardens.

  • Blanchard plans Monarchs in the Park Festival for Saturday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Blanchard plans to host a Monarchs in the Park Festival Saturday in Lion’s Park. The annual event celebrates the migration of the monarch butterfly through central Oklahoma.

  • Eco-Friendly Ideas for Awesome Halloween Crafts

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Just like when watching a horror movie has you glued to the edge of your seat waiting for the next scream-worthy moment, the anticipation of a happily haunted evening is a big part of the Halloween fun. If you really want to stir up the holiday spirit, get crafty and try your hand at some easy...

  • Martin Park Nature Center in Oklahoma City offers trip to explore Chickasaw culture

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The Chickasaw National Recreation Area and Chickasaw Cultural Center in the Sulphur area will be the focus of Martin Park Nature Center’s first fall break day trip Oct. 24.

  • Rent, Don’t Own, to Simplify Your Life

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    "The more you have the more you want" may be a truism but like most truisms, this simple sentence contains a grain of … well … truth. America has long been known as a consumer society, where the hallmark of an individual's status has tended to be how much they own and what they are worth in...

  • 11 Unusual Uses for an Old Cardboard Box

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Somehow, you can't bring yourself to recycle them, or worse yet, to throw them away. They'll come in so handy some day if you decide to move to the other side of the state or put together a collection of vintage vinyl records. There's something about cardboard boxes, from tiny jewelry cases to...

  • Improving Your Home: Reader confused by all those PVC cement and primer colors

    By Paul Bianchina | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Q: I just bought a little apartment complex — 16 units. It was shut down, and I had to have the plumbing installed. My plumber used blue primer on the PVC pipes, and yellow on the CPVC. Can you please tell me if this will pass inspection? I’ve heard three different licensed plumbers tell me...

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Changing credit reporting rules could impact borrowers

    By Kenneth R. Harney, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Congress is beginning what could be an important long-term review of credit reporting and scoring system practices. But figuring out how to treat everybody fairly could be a challenge.

  • Parade of Homes kicks off in Oklahoma City metro area

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The annual Parade of Homes has 103 new houses open free to the public Saturday through Sept. 28 and features three neighborhoods in the north Oklahoma City metro area.

  • Richard Mize: A move crops mental images of grandbaby

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    What do you call it when your baby bird moves away, gets married, has a baby bird of her own — and then moves again, just when Paw Paw has gotten used to where the grand nest is?

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes

    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Saturday, Sept. 20.

  • Ray Ridlen: Short-tailed crickets help aerate lawns

    By Ray Ridlen | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    With all of the rain that we have been receiving, homeowners are concerned about the small mounds of dirt in their yards caused by the short-tailed crickets

  • Smart Moves: Keeping it clean for the long-term

    by Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Potential buyers never want to see your dirty boxers on the floor

  • Oklahoma Recycling Association's annual conference registration opens

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Edmond will be the site for the 2014 Oklahoma Recycle Association’s annual conference. Registration is open for the Oct. 9 conference on the University of Central Oklahoma campus.

  • Project Linus blanket drive set Sept. 27 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Project Linus will hold its bi-annual blanket drive at the Mercy Hospital complex on Memorial Road in Oklahoma City.