Gardening

Four O’Clock Garden Club To Meet April 26



The Four O’ Clock Garden Club will hold its April meeting on Wednesday, April 26 at 9:30 a.m. at Marianne Geubelle’s home with co-hostesses Marcia Davis and Ruth Wetzel. The program will be “Humorous — Crystal Layton.” Crystal is a well-known Newkirk personality and Ponca Playhouse performer. Please let one of your hostesses know if you will be present or […]

Plants Will Be Available



Kay County Master Gardener plants ordered during the plant sale will be available Saturday, April 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Pioneer Technology Center. Also available during the pick up will be additional plants including hanging baskets of geraniums, calibrochoa and some mixed baskets. Come to Pioneer Tech that day or call a Master Gardener for more information.

Bee Association Sets Meeting



North Central Oklahoma Bee Association will meet Tuesday, April 11 at 6:15 p.m., Pioneer Tech, room 101. Dan Bufton will share his experience and wisdom regarding bees. His topic will be preventing your bees from swarming. Debbie Estes presented the March program. Bee friendly plants was the topic and Debbie gave away four of her top choices. Vitex, Nepeta (cat […]

Farmers Market Planned



Tractor Supply Company is looking for farmers, crafters and artisans to sell their homemade and homegrown goods at its spring Farmers Market scheduled for April 29. Collectors, crafters and growers with interests in everything from homemade crafts and candles to baked goods, carvings, flowers and produce are encouraged to sign up. To register, vendors can visit TSCEventPartners.com or visit their […]

Garden Tip for April From OSU Gardening



General Tips SBlt Most bedding plants, summer flowering bulbs and annual flowers seeds can be planted after danger of frost. This happens around mid-April in most of Oklahoma. • Let spring flowering bulb foliage remain as long as possible before removing it. • Wait a little longer for temperatures to warm up before planting cucurbit crops and okra. • Plant […]

Oklahoma Proven Recommends Well-Adapted Plants For Oklahoma

Oklahoma Proven is a plant promotion program coordinated by faculty in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Oklahoma State University. The goal of the program is to recommend plants well-adapted for use across Oklahoma. Collector’s Choice For 2017 The Ziziphus Jujube, also known as the Chinese Date is an excellent small to medium sized tree with shiny green foliage […]

Third Annual Seed Swap Coming Up April 1



The third annual Seed Swap will be held at the Ponca City Library on Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is welcome. There will be seeds and possible small plants for people to swap. Please bring your old seeds or the not-being-used seeds to share with others. Stories are welcome. The swap will be held […]

Weed Control Starts With The Most Patient Organism, The Seeds



By DEAN FOSDICK, Associated Press Weed seeds are among the most patient organisms in nature. Many weeds can produce thousands of seeds per plant per year, and those seeds might lie dormant for decades, just waiting for the right conditions to sprout. If you want to control weeds, then find where these seeds accumulate — in “seed banks.” “Gardeners should […]