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Get a head start gardening in western Oregon with cool-season crops
Cool-season plants can be directly seeded into the ground in March in the Willamette Valley and southern Oregon.
Japanese garden in Hood River offers ideas for your own yard
Tucked away in a corner of a public garden in Hood River, the Japanese Heritage Garden offers an unexpected place of quiet reflection.
For mole control, go underground
By understanding moles, you can better control them or, who knows, you might even start to like them.
No space for vegetables? Try vertical gardening.
Hankering for fresh tomatoes this summer but don’t have space for a vegetable garden? Save room by training your veggies to grow up. Literally.
Layer compost "lasagna-style" for no-till gardening
Also known as sheet mulching, "lasagna gardening" is a no-till, no-dig gardening method that turns materials like kitchen waste, straw and newspapers into rich, healthy compost.
Garden smarter, not harder if you have disabilities
A concept called "adaptive gardening" involves making small modifications to accommodate a gardener's physical injuries or disabilities.
Choose blight-resistant hazelnuts for your orchard
Gardeners with small-scale orchards can take advantage of hazelnut varieties bred in recent years at Oregon State University that resist eastern filbert blight.
Jazz up your windowsill with spectacular orchids
Do Oregon's short, dark winter days have you dreaming of the sunshine of exotic lands? Jazz up your windowsill with glamorous orchids.
Winter days are perfect for planning a rain garden
Oregon's winters are a good time to observe how water flows on your property so you can later create a rain garden.
Don't let disease foul your bird feeder
As you're welcoming wild birds into your yard this winter, be sure to keep your bird feeder clean and keep an eye on the health of your feathered diners.