Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for May 10

Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for May 10.
Oklahoman Published: May 10, 2014
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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

•Central Oklahoma Bonsai Society, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Program is on wiring a mature black pine bonsai by Dale Haworth. Visitors welcome. Call 905-9154.

•African Violet Society of Oklahoma City, 2 to 4 p.m. May 18, OSU Agriculture Resource Center, 400 N Portland, Room 194. Call 256-6881 or 376-3369.

WORKSHOPS

•No Brainer Containers, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, the Pavilion Deck, near Children’s Garden, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. Cost is $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Call 297-3995.

•Third Thursday Lecture Series: Roses, 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oklahoma County Cooperative Extension Service, 930 N Portland. This free presentation will be given outdoors. No registration is required. Sponsored by the Oklahoma County Master Gardeners.

•Jr. Master Gardener class, 9 a.m. June 12 and 3:30 p.m. June 21, Oklahoma County Cooperative Extension Service, 930 N Portland. Youths ages 9 to 11 can learn about the many things gardening has to offer through this hands-on workshop. Class is limited to 20. Pre-registration is due by June 13. Call 713-1125.

EVENTS

•2014 Symphony Show House: View To A Thrill, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, through May 18, Founders Tower Penthouse, 5900 Mosteller Drive, 18th Floor. Wheelchair accessible. No children under 8. Tickets are $15 online. Visit www.symphonyshowhouse.com for information.

•Myriad Gardens spring plant and gnome sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. Stop by and choose from hundreds of beautiful perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetables, including hard-to-find plants for the connoisseur and indestructible plants for people who need them. Call 297-3995.

•Splendor in the Gardens, June 19, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. Evening will include a VIP sponsor reception, followed by a farm-to-table feast served at on the Great Lawn. Drinks and dancing will follow dinner. Sponsorships are available for $500 per couple. Individual tickets will be available after May 8. Call 297-3995.

A GREENER VIEW

Mixing fertilizer

Q: I have two types of fertilizer that don't have any kind of pesticide mixed in. One is for lawns and the other is for tomatoes. The lawn fertilizer is a 32-10-20 and the tomato fertilizer is 15-30-15. Can I combine them to apply in my garden? Does that give me a 47-40-35 fertilizer? I want to get the benefits of both fertilizers, but I only want to fertilize the lawn and garden once.

A: You can mix the fertilizers, assuming they are both made from similar materials. They need to be spread or sprayed together. However, you won't get the benefits you are assuming.