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OKC Beautiful: It's time to get those pruners out!

OKC Beautiful provides tips for pruning your garden shrubs, bushes and trees.
By Carla Sharpe, For The Oklahoman Published: March 11, 2013

Hibiscus: It is time to prune back the dead wood on the perennial hibiscus. Do this before the new shoots appear, so they will not be damaged. The hibiscus is a heavy feeder. As soon as it is cut back, scatter composted cattle manure around the plant.

Beautiful things happening in OKC

• Tuesday: 2013 Oklahoma Gardening School Presented by Devon Energy: Great Plants for the Great Plains, Devon Auditorium. See for details.

• March 28: OKC Beautiful Annual Distinguished Service Awards Luncheon will celebrate the work of people making our community a more beautiful place through landscape and other projects. For tickets, contact Kasey Steffen at or call 525-8822.

OKC Beautiful is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the image and appearance of Oklahoma City. OKC Beautiful provides programs that create clean and beautiful public spaces, reduce waste by increasing recycling and foster the next generation of environmental leaders. For more information, follow OKC Beautiful at, on Facebook at or visit


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