OKLAHOMA ARTICLE ARCHIVE

Below you will find our growing collection of Oklahoma-specific articles. Enjoy!

NEW WAYS WITH ANNUALS

Tips for getting more creative with these one-season wonders Story and Photos by Dee A. Nash Instead of planting the same old bedding plants at the edge of the garden in a ribbon of monotonous color, why not try something new this year? Although blocks or strips of annual color are one way to plant, …

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TOURING TULSA

Spring gardens feature shade landscaping Story and Photos by Susan Albert During April, May, and June, the Tulsa Garden Club, the Tulsa Audubon Society, and the Tulsa County Master Gardeners each present a tour of private gardens. From ultra-landscaped yards, to wildlife friendly, to the serious amateur, dedicated gardeners showcase their pride and joy. Some …

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Photo by John Tullock.

CHINESE GROUND ORCHID

Story by Russell Studebaker One doesn’t usually think of orchids growing outside in Oklahoma; however, the hardy Chinese orchid is an exception, and after a few years, clumps of this perennial can become so vigorous in the garden that division may become necessary. Some years ago, I saw a planting in Tulsa that had was …

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THE GROGGS FAMILY

Living the green dream Story by Maureen Heffernan Photos courtesy of Grogg’s Green Barn Sorrow can either plunge you into depths of despair or inspire you to do something positive, to make a change for the better. When two family members were diagnosed with cancer more than 12 years ago and underwent chemotherapy, Carla Groggs …

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ENDLESS SUMMER SQUASH

Keep your kitchen flooded with this summer staple vegateble Story by Maureen Heffernan Gardeners love to lament their overabundance of zucchini and other summer squash that flood their summer vegetable gardens. But I think most gardeners are actually thrilled to see the marvelous wealth they coaxed out of a small seed or tender transplant.  Summer …

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BLACK HEART

Is it a vine or a conqueror? Story by Schroeder Wilson Photo by Pat Drackett There was no doubt about it – this was a treasure to be had for just a little inconvenience. The driver hit the brake quickly, jerking the whole truck to a complete stop. The object of my desire was sitting …

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MARVELOUS IN MUSKOGEE

This lush country garden was once a blank slate Story by M.J. Van Deventer, Photos by John and Pam Turnbull When Pam and John Turnbull bought their country home in Muskogee in the fall of 2006, there was no garden. “The yard was a blank slate,” Pam remembers. “There was some grass and a few …

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CURBSIDE CREATIONS

Give careful thought and planning to what you plant by the street Story and Photos by Susan Jasan As a garden spills over the curb, there seems to be a sort of magic that draws the viewer toward the landscape. The lushness of Lantana exploding in full sun with colorful blooms and butterflies dancing all …

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HOT STUFF!

Growing hot peppers at home in Oklahoma Story by Dee A. Nash, Photos by Bob Westerfield Hot peppers sport names as interesting as their flavors and colors. From the medium-hot ‘Bishop’s Crown’ to the exceedingly hot ‘Carolina Reaper’, there’s a hot pepper to suit anyone’s taste buds. One way to decide which hot peppers to …

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