Mike Schnelle

Mike Schnelle is an extension specialist at Oklahoma State University in Still­water, Oklahoma.

  • Chinese Fringe Flower
    Southwest Regional Reports

    Your Favorite Plants Improved for the Southern Plains

    In Paul Westervelt's article on perennial upgrades, he explains the benefit of stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new versions of tried-and-true plants: "After whiffing a few times,…

  • Shrubs for Small Spaces in the Southern Plains
    Southwest Regional Reports

    Shrubs for Small Spaces in the Southern Plains

    Mark Weathington, director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, discusses several small shrub varieties that provide big interest in a petite package as…

  • Article

    Regional Picks: Plant This, Not That– Southern Plains

    1. Overused: Smoke tree  Alternative: American smoke tree  Name: Cotinus coggygria and cvs.  Name: Cotinus obovatus American smoke tree  Name: Cotinus obovatus Zones: 4 to 8 Size: 30 feet tall and 25 feet wide…