Gardening Tips

How to grow currants and gooseberries for jams and pies
Currants and gooseberries make great jams and pies
Early winter cold may be tough on rhodies and azaleas
Recent cold temperatures have been shocking to some trees and shrubs.
Freezing winter weather takes toll on home landscape plants
Large temperature fluctuations between warm and cold cause more damage than a long period of consistent cold.
Some plants make natural antifreeze to cope with winter’s wrath
OSU plant physiologist Les Fuchigami explains plants’ evolved strategies for surviving freezing temperatures.
How to avoid mold after winter storm damage
How to avoid mold after winter storm damage.
Houseplants can thrive in low winter light
How go help houseplants survive the winter
Houseplants that flower all year make great gifts
Consider a houseplant gift.
OSU Extension offers list of fire-resistant plants on Web
During such a fire-prone year, homeowners around Oregon, especially those in rural, forested or rangeland areas of Oregon might want to learn about fire-resistant landscape plants and trees.
Use caution with wood ash on your lawn and garden
Use the same precautions with wood ashes as when handling other strongly alkaline materials, such as household bleach.
Fruit or herb vinegars make great holiday gifts
Home made herbs or fruit-flavored vinegars are easy and fun to make and are welcomed gifts during the holiday season.