Gardening Tips

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
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.
Asian lady beetles swarm to shelter in autumn
Asian lady beetles swarm to shelterin autumn.
Cultivate wildness at home by growing a hedgerow
Diversely specied hedgerows may foster biodiversity in your yard.
Permaculture class offered in Portland
Permaculture class begins Oct. 2