With some 10- to 12-gauge wire, a flower pot, wire cutters, pliers, smaller wire, a little patience and a few other household items, gardeners who enjoy topiaries can make them on a smaller scale to enhance the interior décor of their home.
A prominent smell indicative of the holiday season is evergreens. Decorating with greenery is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Homeowners with evergreens on their property can do a little pruning and turn the greenery into a wreath.
Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina) and other Ficus species are popular houseplants that are relatively easy to care for, but gardeners may notice they tend to drop a fair number of leaves when moved indoors. Don’t worry about the falling leaves as this is just part of the moving process.
While trees, shrubs and flowers are the main attraction, lighting can also play a big role in the aesthetics of the landscape. Lighting not only can expand the amount of time homeowners can spend in the landscape, but it also adds an element of home security and safety.
In 1922, a 14-year-old child received the first-ever insulin injection to bring his high blood sugar into a manageable range. To honor this breakthrough in medical science, Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day and also the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who, along with Charles Best, first extracted insulin from an animal in 1921.
Many people may be thinking about carving pumpkins and what kind of Halloween candy to buy during this time of the year, but gardening enthusiasts know it’s time to get spring-flowering bulbs in the ground before freezing temperatures arrive.
October is more than ghosts, goblins and trick-or-treating – it is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This disease affects one in eight women in the United States every year and 2.3 million women worldwide.
The Leon Bailey Family, Oklahoma State University Pecan Management, Okfuskee County Extension, and the Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association are hosting a Native Pecan Field Day on October 12 from 2:30-6 p.m.
Brian Arnall, professor in the OSU Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and an OSU Extension specialist for precision nutrient management, was named a 2023 ASA Fellow by the American Society of Agronomy.
The Oklahoma Pecan Management Program will host two pecan crop thinning demonstrations to help growers improve the quality of this year’s harvest and next season’s return crop. Demonstrations will be held July 27, 4-5:30 p.m. in Madill, and August 8, 4-5:30 p.m. in Perkins.
Examining the 2020 Decennial Census data, this article explores age distribution and housing vacancy in Oklahoma, revealing the relationship between older and younger residents and patterns of residential vacancy.
Tom Royer, Oklahoma State University Extension entomologist and Integrated Pest Management coordinator, is retiring on Feb. 1 after more than 26 years of service to the university and integrated pest management program.
Amy Hagerman, Oklahoma State University Extension specialist for agriculture and food policy, recently released a livestock risk management handbook in partnership with Texas A&M University. The handbook contains a variety of financial programs and other resources for producers.
The last couple of years have been stressful, and while mental health issues have always been common, there has been a significant increase in mental health conditions in both adults and children since the pandemic.
Oklahoma Home and Community Education members know a thing or two about volunteering. It’s always good to show appreciation to volunteers, and there’s no better time to do that than National Volunteer Month, which takes place in April.
While the need to focus on making informed food choices is something that should go on year-round, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics pays special attention to healthy eating each year in March, which has been designated National Nutrition Month.
The 2021 winter wonderland workshop in Woodward County will include sessions such as Staying Healthy, Shower Steamers & Bath Bombs, Junk Journals & Gift Tags, Holiday Cookie Decorating and making Gnome Ornaments.
The Woods county extension winter growing and feeding programs are scheduled for Nov. 30, 2021 and will cover beef wintering costs, marketing growing stocker calves and stocker cattle growing programs.
Woods County 2021 Holiday Happenings is scheduled for November 4, 2021. Sessions offered at Holiday Happenings including a thankful pumpkin board, joy sign, snowman door hanging and an educational lesson on "The 5 Love Languages".
Oklahoma children are back in school focusing on reading, writing and arithmetic. For the last decade, children also have been learning about where their food comes from and how eating healthy foods is important for their bodies, thanks to a fun, hands-on display called Farm to You.
Oklahoma State University Extension continues its effort to provide family based programming for Oklahoma’s Hispanic youth and their families. The ¡Unidos Se Puede! (United We Can!) program focuses on Hispanic youth in sixth through eighth grade.