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Frequently Asked Landscape Questions

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Fall web worms are back and it's only June!  Why and what can I do to protect my trees?

What is happening to my roses?  Could it be Rose Rosette Disease?

It is summer!  Why are leaves are falling off my trees?

Can I plant vegetables in a straw bale?

Sudden Oak Death  - It is unlikely that this disease (Phytophthora ramorum) is present in Rogers County-however it is worth learning a little about – as it is a huge problem on the west coast-and nursery stock is probably the way it will be spread into Oklahoma. John E. Haase -Extension Educator, Horticulture/4-H OSU-Rogers County

4 thoughts on “Ask a Master Gardener

  • November 12, 2023 at 3:20 pm

    Do you all know Claremore beekeepers who sell local honey? Thanks!

    • December 18, 2023 at 10:22 am

      Thompson Acres in Oologah, OK
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  • December 15, 2023 at 12:28 am

    We are new to this horticulture zone. A landscaper wants to trim the back side (on the fence) of evergreens that were planted several years ago, but trim them back, NOW, in December? We are guessing they are about 2 yrs old? Everything I was taught on the Texas Gulf Coast near the Houston, tells me NO! I will stand corrected. These poorly watered
    2-3 yr old evergreens were not watered properly for at least 3 months,in between previous owners moinge out and us moving in, when they were still trying to establish as well as introducing us to bag worms when we moved in. Trim them away from fence or wait till growing season in the spring?
    DeeDee Brown

    • December 18, 2023 at 10:32 am

      If you are referring to arborvitaes, which are common in Oklahoma landscapes, the time to trim and prune those would be in the spring and May, June and July to shape the trees. The link to the article below will give you some great information as well.
      If you need further assistance, feel free to call me, Holly Dobbs, at the OSU Extension office 918-923-4958.
      Also, check out our Facebook page at Master Gardeners Association Rogers County!


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