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Full Show (#4551) 6/22/19
Host Casey Hentges stops by a local lemonade stand for a metaphor to explain the simple science behind compost. We visit with members of the Kameoka City Gardeners Association at The Botanic Garden at OSU while they are working on the Japanese Tea Ceremony Garden, including the installation of a special water feature. OSU Entomologist Andrine Shufran has a roly poly playhouse children’s garden project. Barbara Brown cooks a frittata that is perfect for any holiday; be it winter or summer.
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Full Show (#4550) 6/15/19
We visit the Smart Pot company in Oklahoma City that produces a fabric aeration container for about any plant growing need. Then we take a tour of Smart Pot's greenhouse to see the Smart Pots in action. We travel to Norman, Oklahoma to see how Griffis Tree Farm uses Smart Pots to grow healthy trees for their customers. And Oklahoma County Horticultural Specialist, Julia Laughlin, shows us a fun and easy planter to get kids started gardening.
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Full Show (#4549) 6/8/19
We showcase another Oklahoma Proven plant, the Crossvine, Bignonia capreolata 'Tangerine Beauty,' that provides great spring blooms and semi-evergreen foliage. Host Casey Hentges prunes and fertilizes our azaleas. OSU Turfgrass Specialist Justin Moss has tips on proper selection of lawn fertilizers. In Ames, Iowa we visit the USDA Plant Introduction station to see how they have been conserving plant genetic resources for over seventy years.
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Full Show (#4548) 6/1/19
Host Casey Hentges finds an iris with foliage as showy as its blooms. We travel to Reiman Gardens on the campus of Iowa State University to find out how the All-America Selections are trialed. Casey takes a stroll through the butterfly house at Reiman Gardens. Back in Stillwater we build a butterfly themed garden ornament. OSU Entomologist Eric Rebek updates us on the monitoring of Japanese beetles in Oklahoma.
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Full Show (#4547) 5/25/19
Today on Oklahoma Gardening it's a blast from the past as we show some of the best segments from this time two years ago! On this program Host Casey Hentges will take us on a virtual field day at the OSU Cimarron Valley Research Station in Perkins, OK. Extension Assistant, Jen Olson, gives us an update on a plant trial to look into rose rosette resistance among commercially available rose varieties. Food Crops Specialist, Lynn Brandenberger, shows a trial of cabbage varieties which are being looked at to see which ones are the most suited to Oklahoma’s growing conditions. Lynn also has a trial of direct seeding of pepper plants. Senior Research Specialist, Lynda Carrier, tells us about the SE (Sugar Enhanced) corn variety trial that is being conducted at the research station and why newer varieties of corn are better to plant in the home garden. Fruit and Pecan Extension Assistant, Becky Carroll, has information about some problems that have been cropping up in the blackberries at the research station, including a new problem that is causing leaf cupping on the plants. If you are seeing the leaf cupping shown on our blackberry plants, Becky would like to know to begin tracking the incidence of this problem. Extension Food Specialist, Barbara Brown, prepares a lettuce and hominy salad with a tart and spicy homemade dressing.
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Full Show (#4546) 5/18/19
Host Casey Hentges looks at Walker’s Low Catmint, Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’, an Oklahoma Proven perennial that is a prolific bloomer and pollinator magnet. We build a spiral mound herb garden that packs a lot of plants with different growing conditions into a small space in a striking display. OSU Entomologist, Andrine Shufran, shows how the OSU Insect Zoo uses chickens to assist with greenhouse pest management. Associate Extension Specialist, Shelley Mitchell, has a kids activity to create jewelry from potatoes. Extension Food Specialist, Barbara Brown, prepares a yummy pasta puttanesca. To find this recipe, check out our website:
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Full Show (#4545) 5/11/19
On this episode we are exploring the burgeoning industrial hemp industry in Oklahoma. Host Casey Hentges gives us an intro into our hemp episode. Host Casey Hentges visits with Tracey Payton Miller, Assistant Professor of Horticulture at Langston University, about what hemp is, what it is used for, and the federal and state rules and regulations regarding the growing of hemp. Jesse Tischauser, Co-Owner of Herb’s Herbs Hemp Farm, takes us through the process of growing hemp. Randy Taylor, the Assistant Director of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, shares the current information and services that Extension can provide to hemp growers. Barbara Brown has nutritional information about hemp seeds and features them in a tasty parfait.
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Full Show (#4544) 5/4/19
Host Casey Hentges takes time to smell the Oklahoma Proven Koreanspice Viburnum (Viburnum carlesii,) a great shrub with showy white fragrant blooms. In Tulsa, Oklahoma we visit a home garden that is more of a small garden than a yard. Casey introduces the new Oklahoma Gardening Viewers Shed Garden Contest. Enter by June 2, 2019 with photos and a brief description through:, email: OSU Turfgrass Specialist Dennis Martin has lawn care information for May. Check out the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program website: Micah Anderson, Extension Educator for Horticulture at Langston University, joins us with tips on how to sell your produce at a farmers market. Barbara Brown cooks Brussels sprouts with bacon and pistachios.
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Full Show (#4543) 4/27/19
On this week’s episode we get a special peek at three of the homes that will be featured on the Tulsa Garden Club’s garden tour. The Drummond home is an English cottage garden on a historic estate near downtown Tulsa with colorful hillside plantings, ponds, and striking tree specimens. The Barnhart home is a Tudor cottage in Midtown Tulsa that takes full advantage of a small space with enticing paths leading between the colorful plantings and eloquent hardscape elements. Near the Barnhart home we visit the Blue home, with many inspiring repurposed elements in their landscape, no turfgrass, and a native prairie garden that fills their corner lot with color and hungry Monarch butterflies. We learn more about the Tulsa Garden Club's Tour with Tour Co-chair, Brenda Micheal-Haggard.
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Full Show (#4542) 4/20/19
We feature Japanese Kerria, the Oklahoma Proven shrub for 2002. With year-round interest and yellow, rose-like blooms that flush in the spring and then sporadically throughout the summer, it is a great plant for Oklahoma landscapes. Host Casey Hentges builds a simple do-it-yourself garden bench out of concrete blocks, then shows us how it can double as a decorative planter with multiple planting spots. In our All-America Selections garden Casey plants some great warm season vegetables. OSU Turfgrass Specialist Dennis Martin has information about colorants in lawn care products.
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