• Oklahoma City home and garden calendar for Nov. 15

    Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    HOME & GARDEN 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 AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY OF OKLAHOMA CITY, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, OSU Agriculture Resource Center, 400 N Portland, Room 224. Call 256-6881. APOGON IRIS GARDEN CLUB, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dot Wo Garden Restaurant, 6161 N May. Program is “Good News about Holiday Flowers and Plants,” presented by Sandra Precure, Precure Nursery and Garden Center. VIOLA GARDEN CLUB, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Will Rogers Exhibition Center,

  • The House Detective: Home inspector overlooks furnace recall

    By Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Recall notices for Consolidated furnaces and the fire hazards associated with these furnaces were widely publicized and were frequently discussed among members of the home inspection profession.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Still twisting in tax limbo

    BY KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    The issue before Congress is whether to extend for one more year a temporary tax relief provision expressly designed for homeowners

  • Smart Moves: The delicate art of counteroffers

    By Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Sellers can often shape an offer to their liking, without pushing so hard as to alienate prospective buyers.

  • Richard Mize: Drone use is still up in the air

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Realtors took up the issue at the recent National Association of Realtors annual convention in New Orleans

  • 'Micro-community' provides developer 'perfect canvas' in northwest Oklahoma City

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    An urban infill project provides developer David Wanzer a perfect canvas in northwest Oklahoma City

  • Oklahoma news briefs for Nov. 13

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs for Nov. 13, 2014

  • Arbor Day poster contest is underway in Oklahoma

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Fifth-graders across Oklahoma are invited to participate in the annual Arbor Day poster contest.

  • Preservation Oklahoma group finishes first phase of renovations at historic Oklahoma City mansion

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    Preservation Oklahoma has completed renovations to the exterior of the historic Overholser Mansion, which was built in 1903 by Henry Overholser, “The Father of Oklahoma City.”

  • Ideal Homes creates two plans for multigenerational families in Oklahoma

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Norman-based Ideal Homes adjusted the layout and flow of popular models, adding a second master suite. This allows additional adults to share the home privately and comfortably, yet fully integrated with family life.

  • Financial aid is available to OKC homeowners to aid repair from May 2013 storms

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    The financial assistance can help replace roofs, windows, fencing, floors and more and is available to homeowners who qualify based on household income.

  • Oklahoma City home and garden notes

    Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for Saturday, Nov. 8.

  • Access Midstream donates 50 trees to Classen-Ten-Penn neighborhood

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Access Midstream employees planted Shumard oak, Chinquapin oak, cedar elm and Chinese pistache trees as part of the city’s NeighborWoods program.

  • OKC Beautiful's Gardening Tip of the Month: Tulips and daffodils — What to do after they bloom

    By Carla Sharpe | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Last month, I gave you some of Loretta Aaron’s tips on choosing tulips and daffodils and how to plant them. To ensure a beautiful display (and for daffodils, to ensure a beautiful display for years to come), there are things you’ll need to do after they bloom. Here are Loretta’s tips: • After bloom care of daffodils. Next spring or early summer, after all bloom has faded, remove faded bloom and do not allow seed pods to form, as this will take nutrition from the bulb. Never remove foliage — it is necessary it remains until it dies down naturally. This will strengthen the bulb for bloom next season. Work a standard bulb food around the maturing foliage, but keep fertilizer off the foliage. You should

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: Guest houses spark lofty ideas

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    I have great plans for the small (500-square-foot), one-bedroom loft apartment, nestled among treetops above the detached garage.

  • Rodd Moesel: Occasional winter watering prolongs plant life

    Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    You can also cover plants for these early cold fronts with sheets, blankets, newspaper, cardboard boxes or commercial crop covers like Reemay fabric.

  • Payne County Oklahoma 4-H leader gets national award

    By Trisha Gedon, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Donna Dollins was honored as the National 4-H Volunteer of the Year during the 2014 National Association of Extension 4-H Agents meeting in Minneapolis.

  • Smart Moves: Pointers for downsizing retirees

    by Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Although many seniors downsize out of necessity, others do so by choice. These are people with long-postponed passions they wish to fulfill. By simplifying on the home front, they hope to increase their time and energy for higher goals.

  • Retirement community seeking parade of trees entries

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    The Legend at Riverdell will hold its Christmas parade of trees and craft market on Dec. 13.

  • Harvest festival held in south Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Heartland Freewill Baptist Church in Oklahoma City held a harvest festival.