Gardening Tips

Wood ashes can benefit gardens and lawns
Wood ashes can be used to fertilize gardens and lawns, but precautions need to be taken.
Now is ideal time to feed wild birds
Learn what to feed and not feed wild birds during winter months.
How 'green' is your Christmas tree?
Oregon Christmas trees are bio-degradable
Wet weather and small acreages can be unhealthy for horses
Keep horses away from winter mud
Slow, cool composting is the easy way
Cool composting is slow but effective
Clean up and cut back
Autumn is time to clean up and cut back
The science behind autumn colors
OSU horticulturist Pat Breen explains the science behind autumn colors.
See plants turn fall color before you buy them
Observe autumn color before choosing ornamentals.
How to choose plants for sustainable landscapes
Plants chosen for sustainable landscapes can be native or well-adapted.
Publication answers mulching questions
New OSU publication answers mulching questions