Gardening Tips

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
Hebes provide fall and winter color
Shrub Hebes provides color throughout the year
Bulbs grow well in pots
Grow most bulbs in pots.
How to protect your old oaks
How to protect Oregon white oaks on your property
Buzzy cluster flies move indoors in autumn
Every fall, large, sluggish flies called cluster flies buzz at windows and knock into lampshades.