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O Christmas Tree: Choosing beyond Douglas- and Noble firs
Choosing the perfect Christmas tree is often a very personal experience.
Now's the time to plant these six spring-flowering bulbs
It's not too late in western Oregon to plant spring-flowering bulbs that will infuse color once the gray days of winter retreat.
11 trees to plant to paint the shades of autumn
Don't let this fall's vivid colors remain a memory. Bring home your own spectacular display by planting a tree this winter.
Checklist for putting your garden to bed for winter
The glistening cold of the Willamette Valley's first frost has ushered in the right time to clean up the garden.
Start planning next summer's salsa garden now
If the thought of green chile salsa makes your mouth water, consider designing a salsa garden for next summer.
Ten questions to ask to diagnose a plant problem
You may immediately want to know "What's wrong with my plant?" when your tomatoes or azaleas appear wan. But don't stop there.
Three solutions to common compost problems
As you recycle autumn leaves into compost this fall, consider the science that transforms waste into "black gold" for your soil.
Coastal gardening brings challenges and rewards
Gardening on the often-extreme Oregon coast might seem intimidating and risky. But Carla Albright, a Master Gardener trained by the Oregon State University Extension Service who lives just north of Tillamook, wants to reassure you that it is possible to grow a wonderful garden — even if you live next door to the wild Pacific.
Start an herb garden on your kitchen windowsill this fall
It's a good time of year from early August through mid-October to plant perennial herbs in containers, Miller said. Any type of well-drained container and regular potting soil will do.
Six attractive plants to brighten winter days in western Oregon
Fall is a good time to plant shrubs and trees that will cheer up western Oregon's often gloomy winter days.