2017 Show Notes
April 22-23 (#4343)
- This week Host Casey Hentges has the formula to figure out how many plants are needed to fill that empty planting bed, and will build a decorative concrete paver planter. Learn which plants you will want to keep our of your landscape with Wildlife Specialist Dwayne Elmore, and conclude with preparing a simple fresh tomato sauce and how to cook different variety of tomatoes with Food Specialist Barbara Brown.
April 15-16 (#4342)
- This week's segment of Oklahoma Gardening explains why one should leave their spent daffodil foliage alone. Casey visits with Randy Davis, President of Greenleaf Nursery Company, about the company, the products they produce and their facility at Park Hill and next is touring some high-tech hydroponics systems at The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Dr. Erick Rebek, OSU Entomology Specialist, introduces a new pest just discovered in Oklahoma.
April 8-9 (#4341)
- This week we'll take a look at the blooming Bleeding Heart plants at The Botanic Garden, travel to the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma in Tulsa and learn how gardeners can help alleviate food insecurity, gain tips for selecting tomato plants for this year's garden, and meet with Extension Food Specialist Barbara Brown to learn about proper storage for different foods to retain the best flavors.
- Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden
April 1-2 (#4340)
- Spend some time this weekend learning about how to identify Yellow-bellied Sapsucker damage on trees and woody shrubs with Extension Wildlife Ecologist Dwayne Elmore; looking at inorganic and organic pesticides for the garden with Extension Associate Charles Luper; creating a beautiful succulents arrangement with Host Casey Hentges; and learn to prepare an asparagus and hard-cooked-egg salad with Extension Food Specialist Barbara Brown.
Succulents that we added to our arrangements:
- Hens and Chicks, Sempervivum ‘Purple Beauty’
- Hens and Chicks, Sempervivum tectorum ‘Royanum’
- Hens and Chicks, Sempervivum ‘Sanford’
- Cebenese Cobweb Houseleek, Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’
- Hens and Chicks, Sempervivum calcareum ‘Nigricians’
- Hens and Chicks, Sempervivum ‘Commander Hay’
- Hens and Chicks, Sempervivum ‘Gloriosum’
- Stonecrop, Sedum ochroleucum ‘Red Wiggle’
- Spoon-leaved Stonecrop, Sedum spathulifolium ‘Cape Blanco’
- Bronze Carpet Stonecrop, Sedum spurium ‘Bronze Carpet’
- Stonecrop, Sedum reflexum ‘Blue Spruce’
- Stonecrop, Sedum spurium ‘Voodoo’
- Stonecrop, Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’
- Gray Stonecrop, Sedum pachyclados
March 25-26 ( #4339)
- Host Casey Hentges looks at some Redbud trees for the landscape and provides tips on keeping Crape Myrtles healthy and beautiful; Dwayne Elmore, Extension Wildlife Specialist provides tips on keeping furry pests out of our yards, gardens and homes; and Food Specialist Barbara Brown prepares Gnocchi with spinach and beans.
- Wildlife Pests Fact Sheet.
March 18-19: OETA Festival
March 11-12: OETA Festival
March 4-5: OETA Festival
February 25-26 (Show #4335)
- Topics for this weekend include: Host Casey Hentges plants bare root fruit trees in the new orchard; tips for properly watering trees in the landscape; looks at beautiful Hellebores blooming in the shade perennial garden; and growing potatoes in a small space with mesh cages.
February 18-19 (Show #4334)
- Get ready for another weekend of Oklahoma Gardening! Host Casey Hentges plants onion sets in the Keyhole Garden followed by tips for fertilizing small to large trees. Next Casey demonstrates creating a decorative rain chain from spoons and wire, gives the garlic a top dressing of fertilizer, and shares a great family craft of a homemade hanging bird cakes.
February 11-12 (Show #4333)
- In the season premiere of Oklahoma Gardening, Host, Casey Hentges, addresses pre and post emergence weed control, winter watering of evergreens, and five great evergreens surely to make your landscape stand out among the rest! We also check out a new project occurring at the studio gardens and take a peek in the greenhouses to round out the episode!
February 4-5 (Show #4332)
- This week learn how to evaluate and cleanup storm damaged trees; cut back, replant and divide ornamental grasses for a beautiful summer display; and forcing spring flowering shrubs for arrangements with Host Casey Hentges while Barbara Brown cooks up a sweet and spicy pepper salad.
January 28-29 (Show #4331)
- Start your vegetable garden with early season planting tips from Host Casey Hentges. Hentges will cover the basics of seed starting, learn how to "damp-off" your young seedlings for healthier transplants, sow cool-season vegetables, learn tips for early and healthy tomatoes and concluding with an easier way to plant daffodils.
January 21-22 (Show #4330)
- Let Host Casey Hentges help you with your garden plans for the up and coming season with a pair of hearty natives to add color to the landscape, exciting perennials, adding beautiful amsonia, and identifying plants for soggy or wet locations.