December 31, 2016 and January 1, 2017 (#4327)
- This weekend is all about pollinators. Casey visits with Brad Mirth, Oklahoma Department of Transportation about practices used to aid polilnators; altering mowing practices to benefit monarch butterfiles; a garden tour filled with plants for pollinators with David Redhage of the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Biologist Kristen Baum on how we can help scientists learn more about the migration of monarchs with our participation in a tagging program.
December 24-25, 2016 (#4326)
- This week on Oklahoma Gardening we break the winter chill by revisiting some of the beautiful gardens from last season. They include the new garden at the Human Sciences building on the OSU-Stillwater campus, the Color Garden at the Will Rogers Gardens in Oklahoma City, and labyrinth gardens followed by Casey's take on garden tourism and experience to include in part of your vacation or even when on a quick business trip.
December 17-18, 2016 (#4325)
- This week we are exploring Keyhole Gardening. Casey explains the concept of keyhole gardening and the basic elements contained in these highly productive gardens for a small space followed by steps to create a keyhole garden such as the one in our Concepts Garden. Next we visit with a Master Gardener who has modified his keyhole garden to also create large amounts of compost as well as produce food.
December 9-10, 2016 (#3424)
- This week we revisit some of our best segments of Oklahoma Gardening including the visit to Southeast Oklahoma to explore blueberry varieties at Creekside Berry Farm, check in on a custom aquaponics system at 360 Farms and explore the high tech program at Eastern Oklahoma State University and learn more about growing elderberries at the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture.
December 3-4, 2016 (#4323)
- Host Casey Hentges along with foresters from the Weyerhauser Company, takes us on a tour of the process of growing trees for lumber starts off this week's episode of Oklahoma Gardening. Other topics include visiting the state champion Bald Cypress tree with OSU Research Specialist Dennis Wilson in the Little River National Wildlife Refuge and checking in on a survey of all the trees in every Oklahoma City park.
November 26-27, 2016: No Oklahoma Gardening Show this weekend.
November 19-20, 2016 (#4321)
- On this week's episode we travel to Norman. Justin visits the Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium to look at the turfgrass used on the Sooner’s football field and other natural grass athletic facilities on the OU campus. Casey visits with Al at the National Weather Service Office about the cooperation of OSU and OU to build and maintain the Mesonet system. Our Garden Ambassadors give us some unique gift ideas for the holiday season. Finally, Barbara Brown shares a spicy trail mix recipe, and host, Casey Hentges rounds out the season.
November 12-13, 2016 (#4320)
- On this week's episode host, Casey Hentges, is joined by Mike Miller to discuss fall chores needed to be done in order to preserve our water gardens through the cold winter months. We travel to the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture to harvest sweet potatoes, peanuts, and heirloom cotton. Finally, Barbara Brown has a delicious sweet potato and peanut butter recipe to share with us.
November 5-6, 2016 (#4319)
- In this episode join host, Casey Hentges, as she gets to take a look at unique keyhole garden composting, addresses how to properly plant a tree, and we take a look at gorgeous fall colors in Southeast Oklahoma.
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October 29-30, 2016 (#4318)
- This episode features segments on transitioning tropical plants indoors, selecting bulbs for beautiful spring color, finding winter homes for cacti and succulents, and Hugelkultur cover crops.
- OCES Fact Sheet "Healthy Garden Soils"
- Building a Hügelkultur
- Surface planting of daffodils
October 22-23, 2016 (#4317)
- The Muhly Grass is featured this week as it lights up The Botanic Garden with beautiful color, and Casey plants a selection of garlic varieties in the pallet raised bed. Barbara Brown, Extension Food Specialist advises one for using and storing garlic. This week concludes with the installation of metal edging and decomposed granite in the beds of the "Concepts Garden."
October 15-16, 2016 (#4316)
- This week Casey makes fun fall garden pumpkin planters, provides tips on creating your own labyrinth as they walk through the new grass labyrinth garden at The Botanic Garden at OSU, an update on the Rose Rosette Disease from Assistant Extension Specialist Jen Olson and Horticulture Extension Specialist Mike Schnelle and provides great alternative to roses in the landscape.
Links for more information:
- Rose Rosette Disease Pictorial Guide; Rose Rosette Disease Fact Sheet and Labyrinth Locator website.
October 8-9, 2016 (#4315)
- This week Casey joins Kristen Baum, Integrative Biology professor to tag monarch butterflies, learns of fall fertilizer tips for a healthy fescue next summer with Justin Moss, Extension Turfgrass Specialist, and visits the Fibonacci Knot labyrinth garden on the OSU-Stillwater campus with OSU Landscape Design Coordinator Dave Brown.
Links for more information:
- Tagging monarchs and ordering tags (look for "migration and tagging)
- YouTube segment on calibrating a fertilizer spreader
- Getting a soil test or contact your local Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service office for soil test kits and other assistance. Find your local office on this interactive directory of OCES Offices.
- The Fibonacci Knot garden is located NW of Morrill Ave. and S. Knoblock Street in Stillwater between Morrill Hall and the Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts.
October 1-2, 2016 (#4314)
- OKG explores the wellness benefits of labyrinth gardens and using a Jujube Tree as a beautiful alternative tree for landscape with eatable fruit. Integrative Biology Professor Kristen Baum joins OKG to cover Monarch butterflies food in the roadside mowing study while Barbara Brown, Extension Food Specialist bakes a mouthwatering blueberry cobbler.
September 24-25, 2016 (#4313)
- Casey travels to the Mingo Valley Research Station in Bixby, OK for a tour of the fruit variety trials with Kenda Woodburn, checks into the research of drought tolerance in turfgrass varieties with Turfgrass Specialists Justin Moss and from Jim Shrefler, Southeast District Area horticulture Specialist, the update on a study using row covers to protect squash plants from squash bugs. Extension Food Specialist Barbara Brown prepares tasty chicken salad with peaches and pecans.
- Mingo Valley Fruit Variety Trials.
September 17-18, 2016 (#4312)
- Take a sneak peak of the Oklahoma Horticultural Society's (OHS) Garden Tour for Connoisseurs with visits to the Home Sweet Home garden of Rich and Lynn Garofolo, Curb Appeal All Around found at Charlotte Angel's home and The Sights and Sounds of Water at the home of David and Sheila Hall. OHS President Hugh Stout discusses the organization, the tour and other activities of OHS. For more tour information visit: http://ok-hort.org
September 10-11, 2016 (#4311)
- Back this week with Casey identifying plants using plant family characteristics and building a vertical garden from a re-purposed shipping pallet; Dustin Harris provides tips for combating army worms; and Extension Food Specialist Barbara Brown cooks Nicaraguan beans and rice.
September 3-4, 2016: AUGUSTFEST
- With OETA's fundraising event, Oklahoma Gardening will be taking a break. Reruns of Oklahoma Gardening can be seen on digital channel OETA-OKLA during this time.
August 27-28, 2016: AUGUSTFEST
- With OETA's fundraising event, Oklahoma Gardening will be taking a break. Reruns of Oklahoma Gardening can be seen on digital channel OETA-OKLA during this time.
August 20-21, 2016 (#4308)
- This week we visit with Ian Thompson, to look at how native people used “the fat of the earth”, also known as clay, to create functional art. Ian and Host Casey Hentges go through the process of creating pots from working the raw clay to traditional firing (part 2). Ian explained how to prepare a traditional Choctaw meal in the pots that were created. Tommie James cooks a Choctaw Hunters Stew with Fry Bread.
August 13- 14, 2016 (#4307)
- This week we continue our tour with a trip to Antlers, Oklahoma. Ian Thompson, joins host Casey Hentges for a botanical tour of some of the important native plants to the Choctaw people (part 1). Casey and Ian look at how the Choctaw use native plants in the creation of tools, art and other useful items.
August 6-7, 2016 (#4306)
- This weekend we continue our tour of gardening in Southeast Oklahoma. Near Poteau, we visit the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture to look at plants in their pollinator garden and an elderberry variety demonstration planting. At Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton we find out about a new program to teach how to develop an aquaponics business, and we concluded with Barbara Brown, Extension Food Specialist, preparing a fresh strawberry salsa (recipe).
July 30-31, 2016 (#4305)
- This week we traveled Oklahoma to visit family members of Atkins Family Farm in Byars. In Kiowa, we see how the High School incorporated aquaponics into their curriculum, and next was sampling blueberries at Creekside Berry Farm, a U-Pick-It farm near LeFlore, Oklahoma. Last was 360 Farms in Webbers Falls, to checkout their custom aquaponic production system for propagation and growing herbs and vegetables.
July 23-24, 2016 (#4304)
- We begin our Oklahoma Gardening regional tour in southeast Oklahoma. Casey Hentges takes a complete tour of the process of planting, growing and harvesting trees for lumber. Dennis Wilson tells us about the diversity of plants and wildlife at the Little River National Wildlife Refuge southeast of Idabel, Oklahoma and then Casey and Dennis visit a couple of the Oklahoma Champion Trees in southeast Oklahoma.
July 16-17, 2016 (#4303)
- Gardener Guy Paul James joins Host Casey Hentges to discover how Southwood Landscape and Garden Center makes custom potting mix and visits the All-American Selections vegetable trials at the Southwood Farm in Jenks. Travel with us to Park Hill to explore the plethora of Japanese Maples at the Sooner Plant Farm, and a quick stop to check in on the tech robotic mower at The Botanic Garden at OSU.
July 9-10, 2016 (#4302)
- We travel to Will Rogers Gardens in Oklahoma City to look at the renovation of the historic Ed Lycan Conservatory with Rodd Moesel and Jim Woolly gives us a tour of the beautiful flower garden. Shelley Mitchell has a seed starting activity for kids and Barbara Brown, prepares chicken and vegetable pasta salad.
July 2-3, 2016 (#4301)
- This week's topics include: OSU Camp TURF students demonstration how to take a sweat-free soil sample; Altering mowing practices for more food availability for monarch butterflies with Dennis Martin; Dennis Brigham, Bentley Turf Farms, demonstrates how bermudagrass is mechanically sprigged and Senior Agriculturist Becky Carroll collecting foliar samples of pecans and grapes for nutritional analysis.
- Handouts: Petiole Sampling, Fertilizing Pecan and Fruit Trees, and Soil Test Interpretation
June 25-26, 2016 (#4252)
- Casey takes us on an exploration of soil pH with Hailin Zhang, Extension Nutrient Management Specialist as well as tips for creating curb appeal while Barbara Brown, Extension Food Specialist, explains how different foods require different preservation techniques based on the pH of the food.
- We'll also see how the Oklahoma Department of Transportation is adjusting mowing practices to aid pollinators and add beauty to our Oklahoma landscape.
June 18-19, 2016 (#4251)
- Extension Nutrient Management Specialist Hailin Zhang helps us calculate the correct amount of fertilizer to apply to our garden and shows use the proper use of organic fertilizer. Casey Hentges visits a new garden at the Human Sciences building on the OSU-Stillwater campus with Landscape Designer Dave Brown.
- Backyard Composting Fact Sheet
June 11-12, 2016 (#4250)
- Learn to interpret soil tests taken from the vegetable, lawn and new garden areas; install a drip irrigation kit; and learn the value of trees in your own yard and about an exciting tree survey being conducted in the Oklahoma City parks.
June 4-5, 2016 (#4249)
- We visit Southwood Landscape and Garden Center in Tulsa to talk with Paul James “The Garden Guy” about some great plants for soggy conditions. Host Casey Hentges unboxes a micro-sprayer irrigation kit and installs it in some of our raised beds and Casey examines fasciation in plants.
May 28-29, 2016 (#4248)
- Casey Hentges, OKG Host visits with Extension Associate Joshua Campbell this week about the new water conservation demonstration garden at Bluff Creek Park in OKC. Other segments include a school garden at Santa Fe Schools in Oklahoma City; a fun garden project of pressing plants for kids; and a barley, peas and corn recipe with Barbara Brown. (recipe)
May 21-22, 2016 (#4247)
- This week Justin Moss tackles bare patches in our lawns cause by utilities work, garden renovations or other reasons. Other topics include covering bare patches using proper methods of reseeding or laying turf while Shelley Mitchell creating art with soil and other garden debris.
- The Garfield County Master Gardeners invite you to their 2016 Garden Tour, “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood" in Enid, OK. Event is Friday, June 10 6:30 - 9:00 pm and Saturday June 11 from 9am - Noon. For information call 580-237-1228. Entire Show
May 14-15, 2016 (#4246)
- Topics for this week of Oklahoma Gardening include: drought-tolerant Amsonia; Unique Garden at ODAFF building; Tips for ID and Controlling Crabgrass; Plasticulture in the Small Garden and a children's activity of Pressing and Drying Plants and Flowers. YouTube Entire Show
May 7-8, 2016 (#4245)
- Host Casey Hentges harvests kale and radish, gives viewers a tour of the Ornamental Crop Garden, travels to the Linnaeus Teaching Garden, and talks to historical botanist, John Bertram. Extension Food Specialist Barbara Brown also prepares a Sweet and Spicy Pepper Salad (recipe). YouTube Entire Show
April 30 & May 1, 2016 (#4244)
- Casey Hentges, Oklahoma Gardening host travels to TLC Nursery and Garden Center in Oklahoma City to see exciting perennials and annuals for the landscape and Eric Rebek, Extension Entomologist discusses the current research on neonicotinoids and pollinators. The Pollinator Protection Plan from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry can be located within "Consumer Protection Services” on the ODAFF website at: oda.state.ok.us/cps-bees.htm
April 23-24, 2016 (#4243)
- This week Casey is adding color to the landscape with the native plants Groundsel and Woolly Groundsel also known as Prairie Ragwort. Other topics include termite ID and keeping them out of your home; part 2 of the concrete garden spheres with Dave Edwards, Using those thrift store drawers as raised beds; and Preparing a rice bowl with spring vegetables (recipe).
April 16-17, 2016 (#4242)
- This week Casey visits with OSU Greenhouse Coordinator Holly Pasmore about how plants are grown for the OSU-Stillwater campus gardens; Dave Edwards to build decorative garden spheres; and Jim Shrefler, Southeast Area Horticulture Specialist on research over growing organic cool-season crops in high tunnels. If you are interested in receiving the research information being gathered about producing organic cool season vegetables in high tunnels you can contact Jim Shrefler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 9-10, 2016 (#4241)
- This week Host Casey Hentges plants tomatoes in the vegetable garden and creates industrial bird feeders with Dave Edwards, former Division Head of Agriculture and Technology at OSU-OKC. Extension Turfgrass Specialist Justin Moss gives viewers some springtime turf tips.
April 2-3, 2016 (#4240)
- Learn about the plans for the Oklahoma Gardening episodes this year and how to build an insect hotel from garden clutter with Casey Hentges. John Weir, NREM Research Associate, will oversee and assist with a controlled burn of the native prairie area. Other segments include "Get Your Mower Ready for Spring" with Justin Moss and "Making Baja Fish Tacos" with Specialist Barbara Brown.
March 26-27, 2016 (#4239)
- This week learn about a surface planting daffodils with undergraduate research scholar Katy Layman, raised hoop house beds and combating nematodes with Specialist Lynn Brandenberger, the need of eliminating Callery Pears in the landscape, and Barbara Brown as she prepares a vegetarian chili (recipe).
March 19-20, 2016 - OETA FESTIVAL
March 12-13, 2016 - OETA FESTIVAL
March 5-6, 2016 - OETA FESTIVAL
February 27-28, 2016 (#4235)
- This week Casey forces spring flowering shrubs for indoor arrangements; builds a raised garden from repurposed pallets; explores the German gardening technique of hugelkultur or "mound gardening"; sowing some cool-season vegetables and visits the OSU Teaching Greenhouse to check out the blooming Century Plant.
February 20-21, 2016 (#4234)
- This week Casey identifies damping off issues in young seedlings and shows how to prevent it from happening. Other topics include dividing ornamental grasses, finishing the construction of the Keyhole Garden project and planting it, and evaluating and cleaning up winter damage to our trees.
February 13-14, 2016 (#4233) - The new season begins with Casey Hentges!
- Casey Hentges begins the new season of Oklahoma Gardening! This week's topics include: Taking a soil test from the landscape; Germination rate of seeds from a previous season; Constructing a raised bed from old furniture and the keyhold garden concept and build your own.
February 6-7, 2016 (#4232)
- This week former host Brenda Sanders creates garden markers from old silverware, decorative bird feeders from antique light fixtures and repurposes kitchen items for vertical garden containers. David Hillock has tips for pruning roses and Barbara Brown prepares caraway cabbage. (recipe).
January 30-31, 2016 (#4231)
- This week's topics include: Preparing your Tomato Planting Site, Spring chores for Water Gardens, Campbell's favorite "Gardener's Helpers and Beet Salad with Barbara Brown.
January 23-24, 2016 (#4230)
- Topics this week include: Former host Ray Campbell gives tips on growing peanuts as well as vegetable and herb container gardening, Katie Layman talks about columnar apple trees and Kendra Woodburn talks about rebuilding soil with cover crops.
January 16-17, 2016 (#4229)
- Topics this week include: Turfgrass Specialist Justin Moss has steps to calibrate a seed spreader; Tall fescue in a shady location; Turfgrass Specialist Dennis Martin identifies winter and summer weeds; Justin Moss helps us establish bermudagrass from seed; Using pre-emergent control for weeds in turfgrass.
January 9-10, 2016 (#4228)
- January is the perfect time to begin considering making changes in the landscape and garden. Here's a few favorite topics this week: Using euphorbias in the landscape; check out the Purple Robe Black Locust tree; Favorite garden plants; Alternatives to roses and getting the most out of a trial garden visit with David Hillock.
January 2-3, 2016 (#4227)
- OKG starts off the new year with visiting the Linnaeus Teaching Garden with former host Steve Owens; Todd Lasseigner provides a behind the scenes updates at the Tulsa Botanic Garden and preparing a winter vegetable soup with Barbara Brown (recipe).