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Jan 05, 2019 Full Show (#4527) 1/5/19
Today on the Best of Oklahoma Gardening we'll be revisiting three of our favorite home gardens. Retired Landscape Designer's Home with special guest, John Smelser, and hostess, Casey Hentges. A vibrant garden with a bold color palette with special guest, Emma Hill, and host, Jim Shrefler. Lush textured garden with subdued colors with special guest, Marquette Clay, and hostess, Casey Hentges. Shade Garden at the Pugh Garden in Canadian county with special guest, Daniel Pugh, and hostess, Courtney Keck.
Jan 12, 2019 Full Show (#4528) 1/12/19
This week the Oklahoma Gardening is all about food. We visit farmers markets in Stillwater 5:02 and Lawton, Oklahoma. In the far corner of the panhandle Host Casey Hentges visits with a family that is using plasticulture to grow produce to sell in three states. Barbara Browns explores some of the great food programs of The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Casey and OSU Extension Vegetable Specialist, Lynn Brandenburger, have tips for growing cool season vegetables in a hoop house.
Jan 19, 2019 Full Show (#4529) 1/19/19
Today on the Best of Oklahoma Gardening we'll be out in the lawn. Segment 1 1:36 Host Casey Hentges visits with OSU Turf Grass Specialist, Justin Moss, about an exciting new OSU Bermuda grass introduction. Segment 2 8:09 We calibrate our tank sprayers for effective spray treatments. Segment 3 16:04 We travel to Riverview Sod Ranch in Leonard, Oklahoma to see the future of sod production. Segment 4 23:23 Casey takes off in Southern Hills Country Club where they are using a drone to help keep their turf grass healthy.
Jan 26, 2019 Full Show (#4530) 1/26/19
Today on the Best of Oklahoma Gardening, Host Casey Hentges, has some great techniques to assist you with your next garden project. Segment 1 1:30 We join up with Tyler Troppman from the Applied Landscape Planning Class to help us use trilateration in the garden. Segment 2 4:16 Host Casey Hentges shows us how to use trilateration in the home garden. Segment 3 8:17 Host Casey Hentges shows us how to make a proper right angle in our garden bed using the 3-4-5 Method. Segment 4 11:22 Host Casey Hentges meets up with special guest, Dr. Fontanier, to talk to us about an Internship Program for Undergraduates.
Feb 02, 2019 Best of Oklahoma Gardening: Revisit Northwest OK (#4531) 2/2/19
Today on the Best of Oklahoma Gardening, we'll be revisiting some of our favorite segments from our gardening tour in northwest Oklahoma. Host, Casey Hentges, and OSU Wildlife Specialist, Dwayne Elmore, explore the soil and rich plant diversity of the Beaver River Wildlife Area. We visit a sunken garden in Alva, Oklahoma with special guest Evelyn Hofen. Snowy white plains and salty winds greet us at Alfalfa county. And Casey does a little plant shopping with Rachel Scott at Helms Nursery in Guymon, Oklahoma.
Feb 08, 2019 Best of Oklahoma Gardening: Wildflowers (#4532) 2/9/19
Today on the Best of Oklahoma Gardening, we'll be stopping to smell the wildflowers. Over the course of a growing season, Johnson Seed Company in Enid, Oklahoma, lets us experience the process of wildflower seeds. Host Casey Hentges also visits with a gardener who has a native backyard prairie. And on a roadside outside of Stillwater, we look in on how creating monarch habitats actually save tax dollars.
Feb 15, 2019 Full Show (#4533) 2/16/19
Welcome to another growing season on Oklahoma Gardening! Host Casey Hentges showcases the All-America Selections (AAS) plant trialing program and our new AAS demonstration garden at The Botanical Garden at Oklahoma State University. We identify winter weeds with the help of OSU Extension Turfgrass Specialist, Justin Moss, and go over possible control methods. Casey has tips for choosing when to plant which seeds for the best cool and warm season vegetables. Special Guest, Doug Needham, a former professor in the OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, joins Casey to help us get the most out of our orchids.
Feb 22, 2019 Full Show (#4534) 2/23/19
Host Casey Hentges takes a look at two great plants that are really looking good during the late winter and both of them are selections in the Oklahoma Proven plant evaluation and marketing program. We have tips on planting seeds that will be future vegetable garden transplants, including deciding which seeds to plant, and when to make sure that your cool and warm season plants are ready to transplant at the right time. To help with accuracy and speed in your seed planting, Casey, takes us through the process of building a dibble board to make seed plantable indentions in your seed starting mix. Barbara Brown cooks us a delicious Egg Roll Bowl.
Mar 02, 2019 Full Show (#4535) 3/2/19
Host, Casey Hentges, shows us different seed kits and then we have information from last season to get your vegetable garden off to a great start. To help get your started with indoor seed starting, Host Casey Hentges goes through the differences in a wide range of seed starting kits, from simple and inexpensive, to the more costly and long lasting. In this segment host, Casey Hentges, builds a DIY Cold-Frame from recycled materials to get those spring seeds started early. We join Jim Shrefler, SE Area Horticulture Specialist, for a quick tips on growing onions. For the beginning vegetable gardeners we have the top 5 easy vegetables to grow.
Mar 08, 2019 Full Show (#4536) 3/9/19
Today on Oklahoma Gardening host, Casey Hentges, up-pots our transplants to give them more room to grow before being sent out in the garden. OSU turf grass specialist, Justin Moss, has some tips to get our warm season lawns off to a quick start this spring. We revisit 10 tips for selecting bedding plants. And Casey has the hows and whys to pinching, dead heading, and disbudding bedding plants.
Mar 15, 2019 Full Show (#4537) 3/16/19
Today on Oklahoma Gardening host, Casey Hentges, transplants cool season vegetables outside. And we get ready for spring by revisiting some of our favorite gardens from last year with a tour of a Mediterranean Villa. A visit to the Oklahoma State University's President's residence. And a stroll through the Myriad Botanical Garden in Oklahoma City.
Mar 22, 2019 Full Show (#4538) 3/23/19
Today on Oklahoma Gardening, Host Casey Hentges has the first steps to creating plant beds from straw bales. We celebrate the history and success of the Oklahoma Proven plant selection program. Turfgrass specialist, Justin Moss, helps us aerify our lawn. Barbara Brown cooks us Winter Creamed Corn.
Mar 29, 2019 Full Show (#4539) 3/30/19
Today on Oklahoma Gardening Host Casey Hentges prunes a nectarine tree as part of a third year work to establish it in the orchard. We travel to Greenleaf Nursery Hidden Lake tree farm near Muskogee, to see their large tree production. OSU entomologist, Andrine Shufran, helps us identify lady beetles. Shelley Mitchell informs us about an upcoming OKLAHOMA GARDENING'S SCHOOL GARDEN CONTEST. To apply, simply tell us: how many students are attending, what age group, the type of plants they would be gardening, and a few photos of the project. REMEMBER to submit this information through our facebook or email BY MAY 24!
Apr 05, 2019 Full Show (#4540) 4/6/19
Host Casey Hentges is in the rock garden with a showy plant for a dry spot in your garden. We are doubly impressed with the Oklahoma Proven shrub selection for 2019. OSU Extension Turfgrass Specialist Dennis Martin has turf tips for April. We get a primer on all things hummingbird to be ready for their impending arrival. Barbara Brown has potatoes and turnips cooking in the kitchen.
Apr 12, 2019 Full Show (#4541) 4/13/19
Today on Oklahoma Gardening, Host Casey Hentges plants tomatoes in our conditioned straw bale bed we worked on in a previous episode. We take a break to enjoy the beautiful spring blooms of the deciduous Magnolia trees in our Botanical Garden. And we explore the extended orchid collection of former OSU Horticulturist, Doug Needham, who first shows us his warm zone collection. Then Doug Needham continues with the tour by taking us to the cool zone of the greenhouse.
Apr 19, 2019 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.
Apr 26, 2019 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.
May 03, 2019 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.
May 10, 2019 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.
May 17, 2019 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:
May 24, 2019 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.
May 31, 2019 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.
Jun 07, 2019 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.
Jun 15, 2019 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.
Jun 22, 2019 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.
Jun 29, 2019 Full Show (#4552) 6/29/19
Today on Oklahoma Gardening Host Casey Hentges reveals the results of what our viewers top 5 favorite herbs to grow are! We use our senses for a scavenger hunt with Extension Specialist, Shelley Mitchell, at the OSU Botanic Garden. OSU Turf grass Specialist, Justin Moss, has tips for deciding when to turn on the sprinklers. And we dig into some research on invasive worms in Oklahoma. First we learn some interesting facts with Scott Loss with the OSU Natural Resource Ecology and Management Department. Then we head out to the fields with graduate student, Yeugeniya Malyutina, who shows us some worms here in Oklahoma.
Jul 06, 2019 Full Show (#4601) 7/6/19
This week on Oklahoma Gardening we take a closer look at the #1 herb of choice out of the Top 5 Herbs chosen.....Basil! We do some staking and weaving in our raised tomato hay bales. OSU Extension Horticulture Educator, Keith Reed, shows us how we can recover our garden after the harsh rains here this season in Oklahoma with a good ol’ cover crop. We hang out with kids from Camp Turf who show us a thing or two about safety in the garden. Extension Food Specialist, Barbara Brown, prepares us a tasty celery salad for the summer heat.
Jul 13, 2019 Full Show (#4602) 7/13/19
Host Casey Hentges is in the herb garden to highlight rosemary varieties for function and hardiness. OSU Plant Pathologist John Damicone joins us to discuss the potential disease problems that might be appearing after our wet spring. We visit the Chicago Botanic Garden’s and look at some of the plants that they are trialing at the Lavin Plant Evaluation Garden. You can find more information about the Chicago Botanic Garden on their website: At the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Dixon National Tallgrass Prairie Seed Bank we get to see how they are working to collect and preserve germplasm from native species throughout the various Tallgrass Prairie ecoregions. Barbara Brown cooks carrots with rosemary.
Jul 20, 2019 Full Show (#4603) 7/20/19
Host Casey Hentges takes time to look at varieties of thyme in the herb garden. OSU Plant Pathologist John Damicone explains the difference between biotic and abiotic disease. OSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Specialist David Hillock has great shade plants to consider adding to the landscape. We learn about the three factors of the “disease triangle” that are necessary for a plant to fall victim to a disease. We visit the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois and talk with the head of horticulture, Todd Jacobson, about all the cool features the Morton Arboretum has to offer.
Jul 26, 2019 Full Show (#4604) 7/27/19
Today on Oklahoma Gardening Host Casey Hentges is in the herb garden with cilantro that will soon produce coriander. We visit the home prairie garden of former horticulture professor, Doug Needham, to find out tips for finding your own native plant oasis. In downtown Chicago, we visit the Lurie Garden, where prairie plants are showcased in an urban environment. And we stroll through the OSU Stillwater campus to see some of this years favorite plants and plant combinations.
Aug 03, 2019 Full Show (#4605) 8/3/19
Today on Oklahoma Gardening Host Casey Hentges looks at some fun mint varieties and has tips for keeping them welcome in your garden. At Pond Pro Shop in Shawnee, OK, we find out how to create a Pondless waterfall. We visit a research project looking at tomato diseases. And Barbara Brown adds some pizzazz to a dull pizza.
Aug 10, 2019 Full Show (#4606) 8/10/19
Today on Oklahoma Gardening Host Casey Hentges is in the Oklahoma Proven Garden to look at the beautiful pentas. OSU Campus Horticulturist, John Stephens, joins Casey to show how to create a barn quilt. We create a quilt planting in our concepts garden. We find out what is troubling our pear trees. And Barbara Brown has a great new kitchen gadget for making juices and jellies.
Aug 30, 2019 Full Show (#4609) 8/31/19
Today on Oklahoma Gardening, Host Casey Hentges is in the Oklahoma Proven Garden with a flower that will make you a fan. Extension Horticulturist, David Hillock, sows seeds for fall vegetables. Casey visits with local food expert, Kamala Gamble, for tips on having a garden dinner party. We have a preview of an exciting event by the Oklahoma Horticultural Society. And Barbara Brown helps us keep the food at our Alfresco Soiree safe and tasty.
Sep 06, 2019 Full Show (#4610) 9/7/19
Today on Oklahoma Gardening Host Casey Hentges has us looking up at a Giant Coneflower. OSU Consumer Horticulture Specialist, David Hillock, strikes gold with a new watermelon. Barbara Brown creates a sweet and savory side dish with the golden watermelon grown in the garden. In Coal County Oklahoma, we visit the Choctaw Nation Demonstration Garden, which is located 113 W. 10th St, Lehigh, OK 74556. Then we uncover an heirloom squash. Next we stop by the Clarita Nursery to take a look at some mums. And finally back in Stillwater, OSU Turfgrass Specialist, Dennis Martin, shows us a trial that tests the drought tolerance of Bermuda grass variety.
Sep 14, 2019 Full Show (#4611) 9/14/19
Today on Oklahoma Gardening, Host Casey Hentges, has a frilly flowered, Oklahoma Proven plant. David Hillock has some peppers picked to be All-American selections. We follow the process of making honey with Candice Vinduska, starting from the hives in Cimarron Valley Research Station in Perkins. Then we head off to putting our collected honey in a bear shaped bottle. And Barbara Brown takes our honey and makes it even better by infusing it with herbs.