Listed below you'll find the most recent Oklahoma Gardening episodes.
On this week's episode we travel to Norman, Oklahoma to see collaborations the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University have worked out together. 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Botanic Garden features The Muhly Grass and Casey plants a selection of garlic varieties. Barbara Brown advises one for using and storing garlic. The installation of metal edging and decomposed granite in the beds of the "Concepts Garden."
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. Updates on the Rose Rosette Disease from Jen Olson and Mike Schnelle and provides great alternative to roses in the landscape.
This week Casey joins Kristen Baum to tag monarch butterflies, learns of fall fertilizer tips for a healthy fescue next summer with Justin Moss and visits the Fibonacci Knot labyrinth garden on the OSU-Stillwater campus with Dave Brown.
OKG explores the wellness benefits of labyrinth gardens and using a Jujube Tree as a beautiful alternative tree for landscape with eatable fruit. Kristen Baum joins OKG to cover Monarch butterflies food in the roadside mowing study while Barbara Brown, bakes a mouthwatering blueberry cobbler.
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.
This show features segments of homes that will be on the 2016 Oklahoma Horticulture Society Garden Tour for Connoisseurs.
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.
Ian Thompson explains 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. 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.
Ian Thompson joins host Casey Hentges for a botanical tour of some of the important native plants and how they created tools and art for the Choctaw people.
We take a look at pollinator plants and elderberries at the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Poteau, Oklahoma. Casey Hentges visits Eastern Oklahoma State College to explore the development of their aquaponics production system. Barbara Brown prepares a delicious strawberry salsa.
We visit the Atkins Family Farm. In Kiowa, Oklahoma we see how they incorporated aquaponics into the high school curriculum. Host Casey Hentges tries a few blueberries at Creekside Berry Farm. We visit 360 Farms in Webbers Falls, Oklahoma to see how they created a custom aquaponic production system.
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 and then Casey and Dennis visit a couple of the Oklahoma Champion Trees.
Paul James joins Casey Hentges making custom potting mix and visiting the All-American Selections vegetable trials. Explored the plethora of Japanese Maples and checked in on the tech robotic mower at The Botanic Garden.
We travel to Will Rogers Gardens in Oklahoma City to look at the renovation of the historic Ed Lycan Conservatory 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.
OSU students demonstration how to take a sweat-free soil sample; Altering mowing practices for more food availability for monarch butterflies with Casey; Dennis Brigham, demonstrates how bermudagrass is mechanically sprigged and Becky Carroll collecting foliar samples of pecans and grapes for nutritional analysis.
Casey takes us on an exploration of soil pH with Hailin Zhang, while Barbara Brown, explains how different foods require different preservation techniques based on the pH of the food. We'll also see how to adjust mowing practices to aid pollinators.
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 on the OSU-Stillwater campus with Dave Brown.
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.
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.
Casey Hentges visits with Joshua Campbell this week about the new water conservation demonstration garden. Other segments include a school garden at Santa Fe Schools; a fun garden project of pressing plants for kids; and a barley, peas and corn recipe with Barbara Brown.
Host Casey Hentges and Extension Turfgrass Specialist Justin Moss tackle the bare patches in our lawns and show the proper methods of reseeding or laying sod to repair the spot. Assistant Extension Specialist Shelley Mitchell shows how to create art with soil and other garden debris.
Host Casey Hentges looks at a couple of Amsonia that provide drought-tolerant, multi-season beauty to the landscape and visits with Jim Reese about a unique garden. Extension Turfgrass Specialist Dennis Martin has tips for identifying and controlling crabgrass. Micah Anderson shows Casey how to use plasticulture in a small garden and specialist Shelley Mitchell has a great gardening activity for children.
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 Bartram. Extension Food Specialist Barbara Brown also prepares a Sweet and Spicy Pepper Salad.
In this week's show, host Casey Hentges travels to TLC Garden center in Oklahoma City to learn about exciting annual and tempting perennials for the landscape. Casey is also joined by Extension Entomologist Eric Rebek to lean about Neonicotinoids and Bees.
Segments in this show feature: The completion of concrete garden spheres, using thrift store drawers as raised beds, how to add color to the landscape using Groundsel and Prairie Ragwort, Termite Identification and Protection and a recipe for a spring vegetable rice bowl.
This week host Casey Hentges visits with OSU Greenhouse Coordinator Holly Pasmore to learn about how plants are grown for the OSU-Stillwater campus gardens. Dave Edwards joins Casey to build decorative garden spheres out of concrete. Casey travels to Lane, OK to visit with Southeast Area Horticulture Specialist Jim Shrefler about research he is conducting on growing organic cool-season crops in high tunnels.
In this show: Casey Hentges plants tomatoes in the vegetable garden and creates industrial bird feeders with Dave Edwards and Justin Moss gives viewers some springtime turf tips.
In this show: Host Casey Hentges takes a walk through the Waking Garden at the Botanic Garden at OSU, creates an insect hotel using found garden materials, and takes part in a prescribed fire. Extension Turfgrass Specialist Justin Moss gives viewers some springtime mower maintenance tips. Extension Food Specialist Barbara Brown prepares Baja Fish Tacos.
Segments in this week's show feature: Surface planting daffodils with undergraduate research scholar Katy Layman; Raised hoop house beds and how to combat nematodes at the home of Extension Food Crop Specialist Lynn Brandenberger; Extension Wildlife Specialist Dwayne Elmore discusses the need to eliminate Callery Pears in the landscape; Barbara Brown prepares vegetarian chili
Segments in this show feature: Sowing Cool-Season vegetables, Creating a raised bed using pallets, Forcing Spring Flowering Shrubs for Indoor Beauty, The German gardening technique of Bau Eine Hugelkultur and A visit to the OSU Teaching Greenhouse to see a blooming Century Plant.
In this show, host Casey Hentges: Identifies damping-off of Young Seedlings, Continues to build a keyhole garden, Evaluates storm damage in trees and Divides ornamental grasses.
Segments in this show feature: How to properly take a soil sample, The basics of seed starting, Using old drawers as raised beds and How to build a Keyhole Garden.
Segments in this episode feature: How to make garden markers from old silverware, Decorative Bird Feeders from Antique Light Fixtures, Repurposing Kitchen Items for Vertical Gardening Containers, Tips for Pruning Roses and A recipe for Caraway Cabbage.
This episode covers preparing your tomato planting site, spring chores for water gardens, Campbell's favorite "Gardener's Helpers,' and beet salad with Barbara Brown.
This episode covers 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.
This episode covers how to calibrate a seed spreader, steps to over-seed tall fescue, identification of summer and winter weeds in turf areas, establishing Bermudagrass from seed and tips for controlling winter broadleaf weeds.
This episode features plants for the new gardening season, including Native and Tropical Euphorbias for the Landscape, a native spring blooming tree, rose alternatives, trial gardens at The Botanic Garden at OSU, the Hardy Ice Plant, and the Passion Vine.
Former Host Steve Owens visits the Linnnaeus Teaching Garden and The Tulsa Botanic Garden. Barbara Brown also prepares a winter vegetable soup. For the recipe, visit http://www.oklahomagardening.okstate.edu/recipes/2015/winter-vegetable-soup
Former host Steve Dobbs shows off historical gardens on the OSU Stillwater Campus. We take another look at two of the homes from the Oklahoma Horticultural Society’s 2015 Garden Tour for Connoisseurs. Barbara Brown prepares a spinach, mushroom, and apple salad.
Best of Oklahoma Gardening. Extension Stormwater Specialist Jason Vogel shows a bioretention and rain garden demonstration project in Oklahoma City. We visit a water conservation demonstration garden at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Extension Turfgrass Specialist Justin Moss and Professor of Horticulture Lou Anella discuss subsurface irrigation systems. Extension Stormwater Specialist Jason Vogel has an update on our sand cistern project. Justin Moss visits with Madeleine Wiens from the Oklahoma City Office of Sustainability about how to save water around the house.
Segments in this show focus on how to get kids interested in gardening.
Segments in this show feature: How to purchase rock for hardscapes , Tips for building a rock garden, Creating Raised Beds for easier access gardening.
Former host Brenda Sanders visits the winners of the 2015 Viewers' Garden Contest.
Segments in this show feature: Gift Ideas for Home Canners, A look at a home garden and Introduction of the new show host.
Segments in this show feature: A recipe for roasted vegetables with nuts, balsamic vinegar and basil, tips for building a homemade ebb and flow bench and a tour of the Mesonet Station at The Botanic Garden at OSU
Segments in this show feature: Information on the Forestry Internship offered at OSU-Stillwater, A look at a Bioretention and Rain Garden Demonstration Project, Gardening tips for the month of November and Canellini Bean Soup.
Segments in this show feature: The truth about a misunderstood arachnid with Andrine Shufran, A visit to the trial gardens with Bruce Dunn, Identifying Snakes in the Landscape with Dwayne Elmore and Barbara Brown prepares a bean and pea salad.
Segments in this show feature: A look at the zoysiagrass at the Oklahoma City National Memorial, Native Euphorbias, How trees are being saved during a renovation project in downtown Oklahoma City and What to plant during the fall months.
Segments in this show feature: The use of cover crops to rebuild soil at the OSU Vegetable Research Station, Peach and Oatmeal Bars, Using Euphorbias in the landscape, A squash companion planting study and Using row covers to protect squash plants from insects.
This week we provide a sneak peek at some of the homes on the Oklahoma Horticultural Society’s Garden Tour for Connoisseurs.
Segments in this show feature: Summer Garden Salad with Barbara Brown, A visit to the Linnaeus Teaching Garden with former host Steve Owens, Gardening Tips for October, Tips for establishing native lawns and simulated shortgrass prairies with Dennis Martin.
Segments in this show feature: Controlling Aphid Infestation on Milkweed, A visit to the Ponca City YMCA Youth Garden, a 2015 Viewers' Garden Contest Winner, A tour of historical gardens on the OSU campus with former host Steve Dobbs and Barbara Brown prepares a summer corn salad.
Segments in this show feature: A 2015 Viewers' Garden Contest Winner in Eastern Oklahoma, How to calibrate a spreader for turfgrass seed, Management of Fall Webworms, Tips on overseeding tall fescue in a shady location and Spider Mite damage and control.
Segments in this show feature: A visit to a Muskogee daycare that incorporates gardening into its curriculum, A visit to the garden of Greg Heartsill, a winner in the 2015 Viewers' Garden Contest, Extension Turfgrass Specialist Dennis Martin identifies winter and summer weeds and An introduction to the Hardy Ice Plant.
Segments in this show feature: 2015 Viewer's Garden Contest Winner in Colony, Oklahoma, Underground Turfgrass Irrigation Systems, The Passion Vine, Barbara Brown prepares a vegetable quinoa salad and September Horticulture Tips.
Segments in this show feature: Summer Time Flower Bed Maintenance with Ray Campbell, Brenda Sanders plans for bulbs and Barbara Brown prepares Watermelon and Chicken Salad in a jar.
Segments in this show feature: A visit to the Tulsa Botanic Garden with former host Steve Owens, Former host Ray Campbell plants a fall garden and Extension Food Specialist Barbara Brown prepares peach and mango salsa
Segments in this show feature: Identification of the weed Kyllinga, Gardening Tips for August, Controlling Weeds in ground covers with former host Ray Campbell and Pruning Suckers and Water Sprouts with David Hillock
Segments in this show feature: Spider Identification with Andrine Shufran, A look at Columnar Apple Trees, Making Watercolor Bookmarks and How to make garden markers from silverware with former host Brenda Sanders.
Segments in this show feature: The trade-offs of butterflies with Eric Rebek, David Hillock suggests Beautiful Alternatives to Roses, Shelley Mitchell makes a Grassy Caterpillar for a Kids Gardening Project, Students from Camp TURF Create a Simple Bonsai from a Small Juniper, Barbara Brown prepares Sweet Potato Hash.
Segments in this show feature: How to Monitor for Fruit Flies with Jackie Lee, Eric Rebek looks at Redbud Leaffolder, Former host Ray Campbell discusses the benefits of daily monitoring of your garden and Barbara Brown prepares Beef and Broccoli Stir-fry.
Segments in this show feature: Using Rocks in the Landscape and the Basics of Constructing a Rock Garden with former host Steve Owens, Sand Water Cistern Project Update with Jason Vogel, Great Plants for Herb Gardens with former host Brenda Sanders and Garden Tips for July.
Segments in this show feature: Vegetable Container Garden Update with Ray Campbell, Identifying and Controlling Squash Bugs, Unwanted Insects in Peach Trees, Tips for Harvesting Rainwater, Four Most Common Fruit Tree Diseases in Oklahoma Orchards and Barbara Brown prepares Black Beans and Rice.
Segments in this show feature: Planting Pumpkins in the Vegetable Garden with Ray Campbell, Creating a Windbreak on Your Property with Mike Schnelle, Making Planters from Children's Toys with Brenda Sanders, Managing Wood-Boring insects with Eric Rebek and Barbara Brown prepares a Strawberry and Asparagus Salad.
Segments in this show feature: Rust Disease in Kentucky Bluegrass with Turfgrass Specialist Dennis Martin, The Benefits of Mulching the Garden and Garden Tool Favorites with former host Ray Campbell, How to use Your Smart Phone to Learn about the Gardens on the OSU Stillwater Campus with former host Steve Dobbs, Identifing the Culprit Behind Spots in the Bermudagrass, and Creating a Vertical Planter from a Jello Mold with Brenda Sanders.
Segments in this show feature: Creating a Hanging Plant from an Old Light Fixture with Brenda Sanders, Identifying Unknown Plants with David Hillock, Tips on Sending Insect Samples to OCES for Identification, How to Collect Samples for Plant Disease Diagnosis with Jen Olson and Gardening Tips for June.
Segments in this show feature: Making decorative bird feeders from repurposed materials with former host Brenda Sanders, When not to plant a purchased tree with Chris Martin, Container Vegetable Garden with former host Ray Campbell, David Hillock looks at the 'Purple Robe' black locust, Barbara Brown prepares a corn and potato skillet.
Segments in this show feature: A visit to a garden on the OSU-Stillwater campus built to honor mothers with form host Steve Dobbs, Spring Dead Spot in Bermudagrass with Specialist Dennis Martin, A visit with Horticultural Supervisor Lance Swearingen about Waterwise Plantings at the OKC Zoological Park and Botanical Garden and former host Ray Campbell goes over spring chores for healthy fruit trees.
Segments in this show feature: Senior Horticulturist Becky Carroll giving tips on fertilizing blackberries and a new fact sheet, Horticulturist Kenny White introducing a beautiful tri-color Strawberry, Controlling Bermudagrass encroachment in Paths and Plantings Beds with Justin Moss, Planting Peanuts with Ray Campbell, Barbara Brown Prepares a Spinach, Mushroom and Apple Salad
Segments in this show feature: Establishing a warm-season lawn from seed with Justin Moss, Details on the 2015 Oklahoma Gardening Viewer's Garden Contest, Successfully planting a container grown tree, Horizontal staking a newly planted tree with Chris Martin and a Piperade Recipe with Barbara Brown.
Segments in this show feature: Training Standard Plantings with former host Steve Owens, Creating planters from scrap material with Shelley Mitchell, Former host Brenda Sanders shows viewers vining plants for the Landscape and Gardening Tips for May
Segments in this show feature: A visit to Buckley Sticks and Stone to learn about the different types of rock available for landscape projects. An inexpensive method to keep your landscape projects on the level. Getting the Water Garden Ready for Spring and creating a gnome garden for a fun children's gardening project.
Segments in this show feature: Planting a Clematis Vine Properly with former host Brenda Sanders, Campus Tree Study and the Value of Trees in the Landscape with former host Steve Dobbs and Chris Martin, Stillwater Urban Forester, Grafting Techniques for Vegetable Plants with Professor Bruce Dunn and Labeling at The Botanic Garden at OSU
Segments in this show feature: Great Succulents for Oklahoma Landscapes, the history, types and care of Orchids, the Cocoa Plant, A look underneath the Crystal Bridge, horticultural Changes on the OSU-Stillwater Campus and Extension Food Specialist Barbara Brown prepares cabbage with caraway.
Segments in this show feature: Basics of Succulents with former host Steve Owens, Southwest Injury in Deciduous Trees, Stratification and Scarification Techniques for Better seed Germination with Professor Bruce Dunn and April Gardening Tips, Winter Vegetable Soup with Barbara Brown
Segments in this show feature: Preparing a Tomato Planting Site, Pruning Methods of Roses, Agrability with Raised Beds, and Making Seed Germination Necklaces for Young Gardeners.
Segments in this show feature: Plants with Winter Interest with Dr. Mike Schnelle, Transplanting Blueberries and Raspberries, OSU Water Week and the 40-gallon Challenge, Water Saving Tips and Resources with Dr. Justin Moss and Madeleine Wiens and Barbara Brown preparing a Canned Beet and blue Chees Salad.
Segments in this show feature: Easy Spring Vegetables, Winter Annual Weed Control, Pre-Emergent Weed Control, Pruning Clematis, ‘Snow Sprite' Dwarf Deodar Cedar
Segments in this show feature: Spring Bird House Cleaning, Plant Responses to Types of Pruning, Potting Vegetable Seedlings, Starting Herb Seeds and Ambrosia Salad
Segments in this show include soil organic matter and nutrition, bee boxes, attracting and protecting native pollinators, cool season turf grasses and irrigation spring.
Segments in this show feature: Evergreen Shrubs for Shade, "Blond Ambition" Blue Grama Grass, Evergreen Shrubs for Sun, Plants for Poorly Drained Soils, Plants for Slopes and Shrubs for Planting under Walnut Trees
Segments in this show feature safely felling a tree, how to safely notch a tree for direct felling, replenishing the urban forrest, checking trees for encircling roots and mulching trees.
Segements in this show feature herbs for brewing tea, drying herbs, herb and fruit infused water, pruning perennial herbs and transplanting herbs.
This show features home gardens from the Oklahoma Horticultural Society's Annual Garden Tour for Connoisseurs. Host Kim Toscano also visits Commonwealth Urban Farms and Central Park Community Gardens.
In this show, host Kim Toscano travels around Oklahoma to show viewers creative garden solutions including: Managing rainwater in a dry creek bed, Integrated Pest Management at a cut flower operation, Garden Irrigation Kit Unboxing, The benefits and importance of prescribed fire, Innovative methods and crops used by a CSA, Smart Pot Irrigation Containers
This episode features raddichio in the fall garden, edamame harvest, edamame harvest, broccoli harvest, harvest of spring daab and gailon, and indigo tomatoes.
In this show, host Kim Toscano visits the Cimarron Research Station in Perkins to learn about pecan harvest and storage. She also travels to Hoffman Pecan Farms to show viewers grafting and pecan processing.
In this episode host Kim Toscano visits the top three gardens from our first ever Home Garden Contest.
A water garden is constructed in the studio garden thanks to Pond Pro Shop in Shawnee and host Kim Toscano visits Kleinholtz Koi Farm outside of Stillwater.
Segments in this show feature: How to Safely Notch a Tree for Safe Felling, Winter Turf Tips, Gifts for Gardeners and Using Thanksgiving Leftovers
Segments in this show feature: Poinsettia Care, Growing Microgreens, Using Microgreens in Recipes, Poinsettia Combinations and Sprout Growing Systems
This show features Safely Removing a Tree from the Landscape , Growing Sprouts at Home and Pecan Processing.
Segments in this show include: Pecan Harvest and Storage, Pyracantha Cultivars, Radicchio, Sanitation in Pecans and Sprouts and Seeds.
Segments in this show feature: Beef, Bean and Barley Soup; Using Soil Moisture Sensors; Alternatives to Japanese Maples; How to plant Fritillaria Bulbs; and Horticulture Tips for November.
Segments in this show feature: Conifers for Fall Planting, Native Turfgrass Mixes, Pink Muhly Grass, Soil Moisture Research, Protecting bulbs from Squirrels
This show features roasted autumn vegetables, functional turf grass spaces, fall is for planting and evergreen shrubs for sun and shade.
This show features smart irrigation controllers and the OSU-OKC demonstration of the Water Gardens.
This show features the 2014 Viewers's Choice Gardens and Horticulture Tips for October.
This show features a preview of the Oklahoma Horticultural Society's Annual Garden Tour for Connoisseurs and Barbara Brown makes Edamame Hummus.
This show features segments on Plants for Poorly Drained Soils, The Kentucky Coffee Tree, Night-Blooming Water Lilies, Harvesting Fennel Seed, and Kale Salad.
This show features how to plant lotus, an update on the prairie restoration, indigo tomatoes, sunn hemp and Extension Food Specialist Barbara Brown prepares Clafouti.
This show features horticulture tips for the month of September, building healthier soils, sun-dried tomatoes, soil organic matter and nutrition and drying tomatoes.