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  • Rodd Moesel: Plenty of time to grow container-grown plants

    Published: Sat, May 24, 2014

    Container-grown plants can be planted year-round and we are currently in the middle of the prime spring planting season. You can plant color annuals, perennials, warm season vegetables, shrubs, trees, Bermuda grass lawns, container gardens now and enjoy a high success rate with your plantings. In another month we will have to focus more of our attention on watering and battling the insects, but now we can make a huge impact by planting new plant materials. We plant annuals and vegetables to enjoy now as we feed our stomachs and our souls. We plant perennials, shrubs and trees to enjoy now but really as an investment in the future to enjoy in the years and decades ahead as they grow more impressive with time.

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: Hello stranger, here are my keys: Developing contractor trust

    Published: Sat, May 24, 2014

    “Morning, Scott,” I say through a sheet of opaque plastic that hangs like a shower curtain between my kitchen and the adjacent eating area, which is under construction. “Morning, Marni,” comes his answer from the other side of the flimsy veneer. “What’s happening today?” “Insulation.” Few people are more comfortable having strange men in their homes and a Dumpster in their driveway than I am. I’m not bragging here, just observing that being a serial home improver has made me oddly blase about making my morning coffee while wearing a robe and wet hair and conversing with practical strangers in my kitchen.

  • Edmond's reputation attracts retirees to new neighborhood

    BY JIM STAFFORD, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, May 24, 2014

    Parkview neighborhood is a gated community of single-family homes for adults 55 and older

  • Oklahoma news briefs for May 21

    Published: Wed, May 21, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs for May 21, 2014

  • Q&A on Collecting: Cheshire Cheese was popular inn in England

    BY ANNE MCCOLLAM, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, May 19, 2014

    Q&A on Collecting: Anne McCollam answers readers’ questions about the value of their antiques.

  • Living, breathing art: Edmond man defies gravity with artful horticulture

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, May 18, 2014

    Daniel Meunier has been in the landscaping business for nearly a decade, but he’s recently turned his passion for plants into a new form of living art.

  • Symphony Show House offers penthouse view

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Sat, May 17, 2014

    Fundraising event continues this weekend atop Founders Tower, 5900 Mosteller Drive.

  • Barry Stone: Sellers worried about failure to obtain permits

    By Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Sat, May 17, 2014

    DEAR BARRY: We are trying to sell our home and are concerned about the various improvements we have done over the years without obtaining building permits. For example, last year we hired a handyman to install a new furnace, before that we installed new kitchen cabinets, and seven years ago we removed the bathroom window so that we could install a new shower. Will these be an issue when we sell the home? — Shawn DEAR SHAWN: When you sell your home, you will need to disclose the lack of permits to the buyers. Some buyers may accept these conditions as-is. Others may insist that you obtain as-built permits as a condition of the sale. And some may be unwilling to buy a home that has had unpermitted work. One option is to

  • Ray Ridlen: Tips for watering your garden

    Published: Sat, May 17, 2014

    Most areas in the state have been extremely dry since last fall. Because of the dry conditions, some home gardeners have begun to water their perennial beds and lawns. Important points for gardeners to remember when watering include: • Water deeply and infrequently. Deep watering promotes the development of a deep, extensive root system. Frequent, light watering promotes shallow rooting. Deep-rooted plants will be able to survive hot, dry weather much better than shallow-rooted plants because they will be able to reach the moisture deep in the soil. A deep watering once a week should be adequate for fruit, vegetable and flower gardens. Apply 1 to 1 1/2 inches of water per week.

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for May 17

    Published: Sat, May 17, 2014

    Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for May 17.

  • OSU students win national contest for Sangre Ridge Elementary outdoor classroom design

    By Trisha Gedon, For The Oklaho | Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    OSU students won a national contest for designing a proposed outdoor classroom at Sangre Ridge Elementary in Stillwater

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: How to update older homes without messing them up

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, May 17, 2014

    Every time I move into another home to stage — and I’m in my fourth in three years — I play a game of “If This Were Mine.” If this house were mine, I would rip this out and put that in, knock this down and stick that up. It’s an affliction. Fortunately, because I don’t own these places, I am all talk and no caulk. All nail and no hammer. Because I have been living under a restraining order that comes with non-homeownership, these homes have been spared from clueless improvements that could have actually harmed them, particularly the older homes. My last three houses have been historic: a 130-year-old Folk Farmhouse, a 100-year-old Southern Plantation-style home, and now an 85-year-old Spanish

  • The Listing of the Week: 17313 Clove Hill Place, Oklahoma City

    Published: Sat, May 17, 2014

    The 2,553-square-foot home has four bedrooms, three baths, one living room, two dining areas, a storm shelter and an attached three-car garage.

  • Designer adds 'some punch' to Symphony Show House power room

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, May 15, 2014

    The 2014 Symphony Show House continues this weekend in the 7,000-square-foot, 18th-floor penthouse of Founders Tower, 5900 Mosteller Drive.

  • Six houses featured on May Home & Garden Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: Thu, May 15, 2014

    Tour tickets are $10 at Garden Gate Antiques, 1307 N May Ave., 23rd Street Antique Mall, 3023 NW 23, or at any stop on the tour.

  • Edmond Exchange, May 15

    Published: Thu, May 15, 2014

    Edmond Exchange, a weekly wrap-up of what is going on in Edmond.