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The Green Country Home & Garden Show is a three-day event for all homeowners that takes place Friday, January 26th through Sunday, January 28th, 2018 at the Exchange Center at Expo Square. Make plans now to take the whole family to the 15th annual Green Country Home & Garden Show.

 

Parking and Admission are FREE.  Plus, we're giving away $500 to one lucky show guest each day of the show! 

  

This three-day extravaganza will feature over 170 unique exhibitors from throughout Green Country and the U.S. displaying and demonstrating the newest and hottest services for home improvement/repairs, remodeling, gardening, landscaping, lawn care, home insulation & energy conservation, home security, home furnishings and so much more. Come and watch local horticultural expert Allan Storjohann, host of "The KRMG Gardening Show with Allan Storjohann", broadcast his live weekly radio show from 10:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday, January 27th. Bring out your problem plants or questions and ask him while he's at the Green Country Home & Garden Show. You can also hear Allan Storjohann on NEWS102.3 & AM740 KRMG every Saturday.

 

Pick up money-saving coupons, free samples and make purchases. From the storage shed and pool in the back yard to the mailbox in the front, from the basement floor to the chimney top, the 15th Annual Green Country Home and Garden Show truly has something for everyone!

 

 

 

JANUARY 26-28, 2018

 

The Exchange Center at Expo Square

 

4145 East 21st Street

 

Tulsa, OK 74112

 

 

 

SHOW HOURS:

 

Friday: 12pm-8pm

 

Saturday: 10am-8pm

 

Sunday: 11am-5pm

 

 

 

Do you own your own company and want to be in front of THOUSANDS of prospective customers in only 3 days? Call Steve McDonald at (918) 493-8531 or email him at Steve.McDonald@CoxInc.com.

 

SHOW OFFICE:

 

Green Country Home & Garden ShowC/o Cox Media Group, Inc. 2625 S. Memorial Dr.Tulsa, OK 74129(918) 523-2067 - show office(918) 493-5357 - show fax line

Stink bugs are back; here's how to keep the pests out of your home

The dreaded stink bugs soon will be making an all-out assault to get into our homes.

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The cooler weather and the stink bugs go hand in hand.

The brown marmorated stink bug was first released into the United States in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1996, according to Penn State University. The bug apparently traveled from northeast Asia in a shipping container that was delivered either to the port of Philadelphia or Elizabeth, New Jersey, and then trucked to Allentown.

This insect has now spread to 44 states and has very large populations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Delaware, Ohio, and North and South Carolina, according to stopbmsb.org. It has also spread to California and Oregon allegedly via a car driven by a person traveling from Pennsylvania to California in 2005.

According to researchers at Penn State University, this type stink bug emerges in mid- to late spring. As temperatures cool, they begin to swarm near windows, doors and other cracks of buildings seeking refuge from the coming winter. Once inside, the stink bugs enter a physiologically inactive, diapause state or state of suspended development. They emerge from this hibernation over a broad range of time, which explains why we see active adult stink bugs throughout the winter and early spring. A mass emergence from diapause occurs as daily temperatures and length of daylight increase, especially in mid- to late May.

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The ability of these stink bugs to survive is quite remarkable. While there is some mortality among the hibernating bugs in the winter, a significant percentage of them make it through to spring and then mate. Colder temperatures in northern states typically reduce the bugs survival rate, but that appears to be changing.

Increasing temperatures linked to climate change are likely a cause for such an increase in stink bug populations, especially in middle and northern latitudes. While excessive heat may drive stink bugs out of hotter, Southern states, the warm but moderate temperatures at higher latitudinal locations have increased the survival of stink bugs with significantly larger spring and summer populations. 

The good news is, other than being incredibly annoying and having a pungent smell, stink bugs are pretty harmless to humans and animals. They cannot bite or sting nor seem to carry any known diseases. To get rid of them, it is recommended to flush them or vacuum them, then throw out the vacuum bag to avoid the bugs' odor.

But using vacuum bags and water to get rid of these bugs could become costly, so it is best to prevent invasions by making sure you seal up your home now. Replace old screens and make sure doors and windows close tightly. Also caulk any gaps, cracks or holes in your homes exterior, especially on the south and west sides. These bugs can squeeze themselves quite a bit, so they can fit through even small cracks.

Unfortunately, these insects are quite destructive to agriculture. This species feeds on over one hundred different types of plants including several of great economic importance to humans. Fruit trees (especially apple and pear), soybeans and peanuts are significantly damaged by these insects. The bugs have also been found feeding on blackberry, sweet and field corn and have been known to cause damage to tomatoes, lima beans and green peppers.

There is no way to kill them by spraying, at least not once they are on the plant, because they must be hit directly. The bugs can fly off the leaves and they aren’t harmed by eating the chemicals on the leaves or on the fruit. However, researches at Penn State did find that while there are very few controlling natural predators, it appears other local predators such as spiders and some birds may be becoming more immune against the bug’s protective secretions and increasingly aware of the growing stink bug feast around them.

– Eric Elwell is WHIO's chief meteorologist. Contact him at eric.elwell@coxinc.com or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

'Fixer Upper' couple criticized over new home decor line at Target

On Tuesday, Chip and Joanna Gaines, of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” announced plans for a new home-decor line to hit Target stores nationwide in November. 

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“Just as we’ve never created an exclusive line of product for a retailer before, Target has never done anything like this before either,” Chip Gaines wrote in a blog post. “This stuff is gorgeous. (Joanna and Target’s design team) have all spent so much time thoughtfully creating these beautiful basics. A lot of heart and soul has been poured into every last piece ... and I think people are going to be able to feel that.”

Many excited fans took to social media to express excitement and support for the couple’s new brand, Hearth & Hand.

>> Related: Target lowering prices on thousands of items, including groceries

In his blog post, Chip Gaines explained some of the reasons the couple has enjoyed working with Target:

“Despite our initial insecurities about partnering with a large retailer, Target has exceeded our expectations every step of the way. With our friends, our family and with the people we do business with, we are serious about continually finding common ground ... One of the main reasons we decided to team up with Target is because we have found them to be the gold-standard when it comes to generosity and giving. This really resonates with us. Jo and I believe that to whom much is given, much is required. As our platform has grown, so has our desire to help communities far beyond Waco, Texas. 

“Right now, Joanna is busy designing some pretty incredible updates for the community dining room at Target House, which serves hundreds of families whose kids are being treated at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. Target House is a free home away from home for St. Jude patients and their families during the hardest of life’s circumstances, providing a safe place for these families to be together. In November, we’ll get to reveal the updated dining room to the families of St. Jude, and then share a meal together to kick off the holiday season. We are humbled to be even a small part of their stories and thankful that this collaboration gives us the opportunity to be involved in such meaningful projects, like this one with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”

Chip, Joanna Gaines team up with Target to release home-decor line

Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” are expanding their brand.

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The Waco, Texas, husband and wife -- whose recent projects include the wildly successful Magnolia Market, a book from Chip Gaines called “Capital Gaines” and a new annual event in Waco called “Silobration,” to happen next month -- announced a new line with Target on Tuesday called Hearth & Hand.

RELATED: TJX opens HomeGoods spinoff store: Homesense

The collaboration will feature unique on-brand items for house and home, mostly under $30, and will be available in stores Nov. 5.

RELATED: “Fixer Upper” couple Chip and Joanna Gaines step up to help the people of Houston

“At the core of the Magnolia brand is the desire to make homes beautiful, but with a focus on family and practicality. We want to create spaces that families want to gather in,” Joanna Gaines said in a statement. “We’ve always dreamed of working with a retailer to create a collection that could reach more people at a more affordable price point. Coming together with Target not only allows us to design beautiful pieces for people all over the country, it also allows us to help communities in a bigger way than we could have ever imagined.”

If your neighbor's tree falls in your yard, who pays for cleanup?

If a tree falls in your yard, what you do next could save you money, a limb and maybe even your life.

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According to Trees Atlanta, the metro area has the nation's highest "urban tree canopy," defined as the layer of leaves, branches and stems of trees that cover the ground when viewed from above.

During the stormy summer months, fallen trees are fixtures in metro Atlanta's landscape. The steps you take after a tree falls can mean the difference between headache and heartache.

The first thing to do is call your homeowners insurance agent, said Bob Delbridge, owner of 404-Cut-Tree, one of the largest tree service companies in the Atlanta area.

"Occasionally we will deal directly with the insurance company. But that's more likely if there is a storm that covers a large area, like a whole neighborhood." Delbridge said. "Typically, the homeowner deals with their own insurance company."

Where the tree falls determines who pays for what. "Almost everyone is surprised when we tell them, the way the law works is, wherever the tree landed, that person is responsible for dealing with it regardless of where the tree came from."

That's right, even if the tree is rooted in your neighbor's yard, if it crashes onto your property, it's your problem.

Once the insurance agent gives the green light, the homeowner is responsible for hiring contractors. Homeowners can save money cutting up the tree themselves and then hiring someone to simply remove logs and branches. However, unless skilled with a chainsaw, owners should leave tree removal to professionals, Delbridge said.

"Typically, if the homeowners are out there with chainsaws, we'll talk to them about some basic safety information. This might save somebody's leg," he said. "There are just very easy steps to take that could really minimize injuries."

He recommends people wear protective chapssafety glasses and other gear.

"It's a federal law that commercial tree cutters wear chaps whenever they handle chainsaws on the ground. All the established companies do this," Delbridge said. "The most common injury caused by the chainsaw is an injury to the leg."

These chaps are available at retailers like Lowe's and online. "They are made of material that will stop the chainsaw blade even when it's turning at full speed without even bruising your skin." he said. "Protective glasses will help you avoid eye injuries from flying splinters."

Cutting up a fallen tree is not a DIY project for amateurs. "They might avoid paying the tree cutter some money, but they'll probably end up paying the emergency room," Delbridge said. "It's very dangerous to cut trees, and storm situations are the most dangerous. It really depends on the skill of the owner."

Even those skilled with power tools need to take precautions before tackling a fallen tree. "Whenever trees are down, the first thing to do is look for power lines." Delbridge said. "Believe it or not, trees conduct electricity, and every year there are so many people that are electrocuted by touching a branch that is also touching a live power line."

Delbridge cautioned homeowners to be wary of branches that may be bent beneath a fallen tree. "They can really have a powerful spring effect. Another common injury happens when someone cuts a branch and the tree jumps because they've reduced the weight, and the tree falls on someone. They could lose a leg or their life."

Lataunya Tilstra, an insurance agent with New York Life, said depending on the extent of damage, a homeowner might need several contractors to finish the job. One of her neighbors recently had a tree fall on her house.

"She had to call the tree service first. Then she needed a roofer, and she'll need a builder to rebuild the part of her house that was damaged. So she has several moving parts."

Speaking of insurance claims, most policies cover only damage if the tree falls on a part of the home. "Sometimes the fallen tree can cover your whole yard, and they're not going to help you with a dime of it unless it's actually on a patio, the fence, house or garage," said Corey Cargle, owner of Steve's Tree and Landscape Service in Atlanta.

"I had one homeowner's insurance company turn one of my customers down for a tree that was hit by lightning. It was uprooting, splitting, leaning all over her house and was ready to fall. But they would not approve of any preventive work to remove the tree before it damaged the home," Cargle said. "They basically told (the homeowner) to take care of it or it would be negligent because she knew the tree was about to fall. In hindsight, the homeowner should have waited and let the tree fall on the house I guess, and saved themselves thousands. Insurance companies can be rough."

Cargle recommends you take plenty of pictures. "If it leaves your property and hits someone's home, car or anything else, it's off you. It becomes their tree. A lot of people call us and say, ‘Hey, this tree fell from my neighbors house into our yard, and I want you to give us an estimate and we'll give it to them,’ but it doesn't work like that."

Exhibitor Resource Center

SHOW FEATURES:

* FREE parking and FREE admission - it’s the largest FREE summertime Home & Garden show in Northeast Oklahoma!

* Now in its 9th year - the show features over 275 unique exhibitors with numerous displays highlighting home decorating and design ideas for inside and outside, plus so much more! 

* Tens of thousands of homeowners who are seeking experts, services and products.

* A live radio broadcast of KRMG’s “The Gardening Show” with Allan Storjohann on Saturday morning.

* Multimedia promotional plan includes live and recorded promotional announcements and live-on-location broadcasts on 4 of the top 5 adult-oriented radio stations in the market, plus TV spots on the Cox cable system and on KOKI-Fox 23, through social media and by newspaper ads in the Tulsa World.

JULY 28-30, 2017 The River Spirit Expo Center at Expo Square (upper level) 4145 East 21st Street Tulsa, OK 74112

SHOW HOURS: Friday: 12pm-8pm Saturday: 10am-8pm Sunday: 11am-5pm

IMPORTANT LINKS FOR EXHIBITORS:

EXHIBITING TIPS: 

How to Exhibit Successfully  

Approaching Visitors on the Show Floor 

Booth & Exhibiting Tips

Do you own your own company and want to be in front of THOUSANDS of prospective customers in only 3 days? Call Steve McDonald at (918) 493-8531 or email him at Steve.McDonald@CoxInc.com.

SHOW OFFICE:Home & Garden Expo of OklahomaC/o Cox Media Group, Inc. 2625 South MemorialTulsa, OK 74129

(918) 523-2067 - show office(918) 493-5357 - show fax line

TJX opens HomeGoods spinoff store: Homesense

The newest cheap home decor chain is on its way to the United States.

The parent company of T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods is launching a new home store concept called Homesense. Parent company TJX announced in March that it would open a new discount chain selling home decor items, but didn’t release any other information.

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The company told People magazine that Homesense stores in the U.S. will be similar to the locations already open in Europe and Canada. The stores will offer furniture, art, sodas, chairs, pool tables, lighting and other home decor items.

Homesense also carries items like cleaning essentials, home improvement items, hardware items and storage supplies. The first store will open Aug. 17 in Framingham, Massachusetts, and more locations are set to open this year in New Jersey.

“Just as our customers enjoy shopping both TJ Maxx and Marshalls, we are confident that loyal customers and new shoppers alike will be excited about shopping both Homesense and HomeGoods,” HomeGoods and Homesense president John Ricciuti said in a statement. “We are excited to bring consumers an expanded selection of quality merchandise at incredible prices, along with a new shopping experience in which they can discover and curate the home of their dreams.”

According to reports, there are three major differences between HomeGoods and Homesense: the “general store” offerings including hardware, home improvement and cleaning materials, the store’s layout and availability of more furniture and big design items. 

Read more here.

The Home & Garden Expo of Oklahoma

The 2017 Home & Garden Expo of Oklahoma is a FREE three-day event for all homeowners, taking place July 28th-30th at Expo Square. Make plans now to take the whole family to the 9th annual Home & Garden Expo of Oklahoma. Parking and admission are both FREE. 

This FREE three-day extravaganza will feature nearly 250 exhibitors from throughout Green Country displaying and demonstrating the newest and hottest services for home improvement/repairs, remodeling, gardening, landscaping, lawn care, home insulation & energy conservation, home security, home furnishings and so much more.  One lucky attendee will even win $500 cash that will be given away each day of the show (no purchase necessary). For a complete list rules click HERE!

Come and watch local horticultural expert Allan Storjohann broadcast his live weekly radio show from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday, July 29th on NEWS102.3 & AM740 KRMG.

The Home & Garden Expo of Oklahoma is brought to you by Avco Roofing and Edens Structural Solutions.

JULY 28-30, 2017

The River Spirit Expo Center at Expo Square

4145 East 21st Street

Tulsa, OK 74112

SHOW HOURS:

Friday, July 28th: 12pm-8pm

Saturday, July 29th: 10am-8pm

Sunday, July 30th: 11am-5pm

Do you own your own company and want to be in front of THOUSANDS of prospective customers in only 3 days?  Call Steve McDonald at (918) 493-8531 or email him at Steve.McDonald@CoxInc.com.

SHOW OFFICE: Home & Garden Expo of Oklahoma C/o Cox Media Group, Inc. 2625 S. Memorial Dr. Tulsa, OK 74129 (918) 523-2067 - show office (918) 493-5357 - show fax line

HGEO Exhibitor Update #2

EXHIBITOR UPDATE #2

 

July 10, 2017

 

Only 14 days until move-in starts and 18 days left until the show!

 

Good afternoon and welcome to the latest “Home & Garden Expo of Oklahoma” exhibitor update!

 

1)       If you haven't done so already, make sure to visit the official Exhibitor Resource Center webpage by CLICKING HERE, or copying the following link and pasting it into your browser:  http://www.krmg.com/lifestyles/home--garden/exhibitor-resource-center/nY0h0vXTZEpcVFg5rdCaSI/.   One of the most important links is for the official Exhibitor Service Manual.  It's considered part of your exhibitor agreement and contains info that’s vital to your participation in our show.  Please read it and give us a call if you have any questions.

 

2)      If you're on Facebook, please visit our show page at https://www.facebook.com/HomeandGardenExpoofOklahoma/?fref=ts or just type Home & Garden Expo of Oklahoma in the search bar at the top of your own FB page to find it.  Click the Like button and then share the page with your customers and friends.  You’re encouraged to write a post about your attendance at the show to invite new customers to come and see you.

 

3)      If you still have a balance due on your booth fee, please get that taken care of ASAP. All booth fees must be paid by 5pm on Friday, July 21st.  Please make sure your payment is received by that date.  Missing this deadline can result in the loss of your booth space AND your deposit. If you need help, visit the CMG Payment Info web page for details.

 

4)      The current Exhibitor Move-in Schedule is posted on the Exhibitor Resource Center webpage.  Take a minute and double-check your scheduled move-in day and time and let us know if we need to make any changes.

  

5)      Please make sure you've read about the liability insurance requirements that are in force for this show.  They're on page 8 of your Exhibitor Service Manual.  Don’t wait until the last minute to get this taken care of!  If you haven't provided us a certificate of liability (and workmen’s comp insurance if you're required to carry it) listing Cox Radio, Inc. and Tulsa Public Facilities Authority as additional insureds, you will NOT be allowed in the building to set up your booth!  If you have any questions, please call me ASAP and I’ll help you out.

 

6)      If you would like to use the official show logo on any of your social media sites, please email me and I’ll be glad to send it to you.  Just let me know what format (.JPG, .PNG, etc.) you need the logo in.

 

7)       Each 8x8 and 10x10 booth space comes with a ONE free covered and skirted 6-foot folding table and 2 folding chairs. For larger booths, you get additional tables/chairs for each extra booth space you have (a 10x20 booth gets 2 tables and 4 chairs for example). Past experience with this show has shown us that most exhibitors do NOT use their tables and chairs, so please let us know if you DO want the free table(s) you're entitled to. Click the link that says Table Reservation Form here or on the Exhibitor Resource Center web page. Download the form, fill it out and email or fax it back to us before July 20th and we'll make sure your table(s) will be in your booth when you arrive to move in.

 

8)    If your display contains any kind of water feature (swimming pool, hot tub, water garden, etc.) you are required to provide us with after-hours contact info in case of a water leak. Download the After Hours Emergency Contact Information form on the Exhibitor Resource Center web page and email or fax it to us prior to your move-in day.

9)   We’ve had several inquiries about the color of the drapery for this show.  We found out from the decorator on Friday that our color scheme will be blue and white.

10)  Don’t forget that you have the option of having your large company sign/banner hung from the ceiling above your booth.  There is an additional charge for this service.  Please refer to the Banner-Hanging Procedures handout on the Exhibitor Resource Center web page for complete details.

11)  The official show page from our decorator (Event 1, Inc.) is live and LOCATED HERE.  Visit this page if you would like to order extras for your booth (like carpeting, extra tables, TV’s, DVD players, etc.)

12)  If you have products or displays that will be shipped to the venue in advance of the show, Expo Square has specific rules concerning this.  Please read the Freight Shipping Information handout on the Exhibitor Resource Center web page for details.

Woman could face jail time over garden

A Georgia woman could face jail time and a large fine over her garden.

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Atlanta city code enforcement officers told Lexa King that her flower garden is overgrown.

King told WSB-TV’s Rikki Klaus that she’s been growing her garden for about 30 years. She beams when she talks about the azaleas in her yard.

"And since I pay the taxes and since I pay the mortgage and since I pay the insurance, I figure I'm the one that gets to say," King said.

Code enforcement officers see the situation, and her garden, differently.

"They said it was messy, said it was overgrown,” King said. "I said, ‘Well, this is a matter of your interpretation.’”

>> Related: Man plants 2,000 tulips for 45th wedding anniversary

In December, King said, an anonymous complaint led to an arrest citation. It details "overgrowth" in her yard and said she's violating a city code that prohibits "excessive growth."

"We asked him for a definition of excessive, which he could not provide," King said.

Klaus asked King whether she plans to cut the shrubs back.

"Not unless I'm absolutely forced to," King said.

King said she's fighting a bigger battle to protect the quirkiness of Atlanta’s Candler Park neighborhood.

"This is not about me. It's not about those azaleas. This is about our neighborhood and the way of life that we have here," King said.

Neighbors said they've been writing to City Council members on King's behalf.

"We're hoping for dismissal of these charges before Lexa King appears in front of the Municipal Court of Atlanta to be sentenced for her crime of azaleas," neighbor Scott Jacobs said.

Klaus researched the penalties of a court citation. King could face up to 60 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Her hearing will take place in August.

Klaus contacted code enforcement for reaction to this story. She’s still waiting to get a response. 

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