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Oklahoma garden calendar for Nov. 9, 2019

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To submit items, send an email to Richard Mize at In the subject line, put "Garden calendar.” Please submit items at least 10 days before publication. Meetings and workshops free and open to the public unless stated otherwise.


Oklahoma Horticultural Society: 7 p.m. Nov. 19, Agricultural Resource Center at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, 400 N Portland. Program: "Harvesting the Rain," presented by Jeri Fleming, assistant director for outreach and education coordinator for the Oklahoma Water Survey at the University of Oklahoma. Fleming will cover practical applications of rainwater harvesting with residential collection systems; potential uses and treatment requirements for collected rainwater; the use of first-flush diverters; and the economic and environmental benefits of harvesting rainwater.

Apogon Iris Garden Club: Noon Nov. 20, at the home of June Tucker, 1508 Seventh St., Pawnee. Program: “Wonderful World of Butterflies,” presented by Pawnee science teacher Joyce Cheatham.

Oklahoma Gardeners Association: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 4, Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. Dr. Carl Whitcomb will talk about "Changing Plants Forever."


Wednesday at Will: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Building, 3400 NW 36. Topic: Indoor Gardening with Houseplants,presented by Oklahoma County Master Gardener Program.

"Shady 'Characters' for the Garden": 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 16, Classroom C, Cleveland County Extension Building, Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 601 E Robinson, Norman. Master Gardener Rahmona Thompson, emerita biology professor at East Central University in Ada, will talk about best practices for gardening in shade. For more information, call 321-4774 or email

Dried Flower Wreaths: 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 16, CommonWealth Urban Farms, 3310 N Olie. Edith Siemens will teach how to create beautiful wreaths from dried flowers and greens. Fee: $15 for materials for one wreath; additional materials $10 per wreath.


The Great Pumpkin Smash: 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 30, CommonWealth Urban Farms. What to do with all those pumpkins, once Thanksgiving is over and cold weather sets in? Bring them and the kids, and we'll make a big compost pile and everybody can toss and smash pumpkins to their hearts' delight. Messy fun for the whole family! You can bring your leftover hay bales, too, and we’ll add them to the mix.

Little Saplings: 10 to 11 a.m. every other Tuesday to Dec. 3, Children’s Garden Porch, Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno Ave. Best for ages 2 to 5. An hour of songs, games and interactive nature fun for toddlers and parents. Every Little Saplings event begins with a song, ends with a sensory bin and includes a hands-on craft. Register by the Friday before at


Ask a Master Gardener: For answers to horticulture questions, call the Oklahoma County Cooperative Extension at 713-1125, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and ask to speak to a Master Gardener. Questions via email may be sent to