The Dark Side of the Bradford Pear

Sunday, April 1, 2018

While the Bradford Pear is beautiful and quite popular, they have a dark side. But, first lets talk about what they are and how they got here.

Growing Vegetables

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Oftentimes people will suggest certain dates when you can plant your vegetable garden. But, dates are only guidelines. To know for sure when you can...

Mistletoe Pt 2

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The history of mistletoe in Oklahoma is quite a story and the answer to your question is a resounding yes and no.

As the story goes, Oklahoma...

Raised Bed Gardening

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Raised bed gardens are a great option for the home gardener, which also gets us away from the idea of having to plant our crops in rows. The idea of...

Planning Your Garden in a New Year

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Since it’s so cold and not much fun to be outside, this is a great time to begin making your gardening plans for the year.

One of the first...

Caring for Poinsettias

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Poinsettias are a plant native to Mexico but were introduced to the United States by the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico: Joel Poinsett. In climates...

Mistletoe Pt. 1

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mistletoe has quite an interesting history. Although references to mistletoe can be found in the writings of Greek philosopher Theophrastus (320 to 270...

Christmas Trees

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

If you follow a few simple steps, selecting your perfect tree can be an enjoyable experience.

While it may seem obvious, give some thought...

Dealing with Gophers

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Their mounds are usually semi-circular in shape, possibly 18-24 inches in diameter, and about 6 inches high. The opening through which soil is pushed...

Soil Testing

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The best way to understand how soil chemistry works is through an analogy. Assume we didn’t have the ability to measure the levels of gas or oil in our...