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Can Do

Canning food at home can be a great way to preserve some of those garden harvests to enjoy year-round. It’s a method of food preservation that has been around for many years, and is often taught by previous generations of family cooks.  While there can be some really great memories around deliciously beautiful jars of food on the pantry shelf,...

Casey Hentges

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Oklahoma State University, Casey Hentges did commercial landscaping in Dallas. There, she noticed that she enjoyed public discourse surrounding horticulture topics, and decided to return to school to get her master’s in public garden management from the University of Delaware. Hentges then got connected with the OSU Extension office in Canadian...

High Spirits in Horticulture

If you go to Calvert’s website, you’ll begin to see a clearer picture of how plant people really feel. “At Calvert’s, our mission is to beautify your space with tropical plants for your home, office and everywhere in between,” the site reads. According to Victor Goetz, owner of Calvert’s in OKC and Cohlmia’s in Tulsa, the businesses bring in plants from...

Summertime Sowing

With average temperatures in the 90 degree range during the Oklahoma summer, residents trying to keep their lawns and gardens thriving should heed tips from the experts. Kathy Caviness of Caviness Landscape Design in Arcadia has some great pointers for homeowners and renters who take pride in their summer plants. “Soil condition is critical to retain moisture,” she says. “If your...

Reconsidering Your Lawn

In many neighborhoods, you can find a few types of lawns. There’s the one manicured with extreme care, down to the last blade of grass. Then there’s the lawn you can tell is mowed only out of obligation. More recently, you might have noticed a yard that has just cacti, gravel and raised gardens. Once seen as unusual, homeowners favoring...

Modern Appeal

Working Smarter, Not Harder Advances have brought home technology into the mainstream. Here are some tips and devices to help streamline your home automation process. Welcome to the home of the future. As the IoT, or Internet of Things, continues to proliferate this year, smart home technology has become better streamlined for, and more accessible to, the average consumer than ever before. With...

Grow a Green Thumb

Photos by Natalie Green Special thanks to Southwood Landscape and Garden Center, Westlake ACE Hardware, Ted and Debbie’s Flower Garden, Saks Fifth Avenue and Travers Mahan.