Editor's note: For 21 years, Loretta Aaron, an Oklahoma City gardening expert, was a beloved and well-known gardening columnist for The Oklahoman. Loretta died in 2009. Her cousin, Carla Sharpe, an OKC Beautiful board member and master gardener, copied and indexed Loretta's articles spanning many years.
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• “ART: Art in. Recycled. Trash” exhibit, through Feb. 15. Sponsored by OKC Beautiful and the Science Museum of Oklahoma, this is the Science Museum Oklahoma Upcycle Challenge in which participants collect items that would normally be trash to create sculpture and works of art. See www.okc
• Volunteers will be planting green apple and pear trees from Feb. 14-16, thanks to a donation by Peach Crest Farms to OKC Beautiful and Oklahoma City public schools. If interested in helping, call Juliann Strange at 525-8822.
Each month, OKC Beautiful focuses on a particular area of Oklahoma City and awards beautification awards, recognizing a residence, a business and an organization in that area. Winners will be chosen soon and announced in March. Get your landscapes beautiful and you might win an award. If you know a landscape that is deserving of an award, contact OKC Beautiful.
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