Gardening gear for the talented and not-so-talented
Features Jenny Coon Peterson
Let’s tally: In the three years I’ve attempted to garden/control/plead
with my backyard, I have killed: one weeping mulberry; two pine trees;
three bushes of indeterminate origin; and hundreds of annuals.
OKG7 things to do Gazette staff
In our backyard, we find dog poop. In Margaret Aycock’s backyard, she
finds inspiration. For beautiful proof, attend the artist’s exhibit of
oil paintings, Oklahoma, the Place Where I Call Home, on display daily
through Sept. 16 in the Governor’s Gallery of the Oklahoma state
Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln. Admission is free. Call 521-2931 or visit
An urban agriculture proposal that would allow chickens within city limits has been voted down by the city council.
News Tim Farley
Chickens are allowed in city limits on one-acre lots or larger, but supporters argued all residents should have the freedom to raise chickens that produce fresh eggs. However, the measure failed 7-2 with Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid and Ward 4 Councilman Pete White voting in favor of the proposal.