Gardening Tips

Learn more about gardening with our Gardening Tips.

Amaryllis can brighten a winter window
Amaryllis are as easy to grow as they are beautiful.
Winter blooming flowers can brighten cold gray days
Autumn can be a good time to study up on and plant winter flowering shrubs, especially in the milder regions of Oregon.
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Rain helps in control of brown garden snails
The brown garden snail is the most well established exotic snail in Oregon and the only kind that gardeners have to worry about as a pest.
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Prune and fertilize hedges this time of year
The best time to trim is after the flush of spring growth, late April through early June, depending on your growing season and the vigor of the hedge materials, according to Ross Penhallegon, horticulturist with the Oregon State University Extension Service.
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Oregon gardeners can help manage spotted wing drosophila
If you grow cherries, mulberries and peaches or berries such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, you can help reduce the effect of spotted wing drosophila with a new online OSU Extension publication, EM 9026.
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Some vegetables require less water than others
Some vegetables, such as beans, are adapted to drought conditions at a very basic, cellular level.
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This spring plant a butterfly garden
You can attract butterflies to your garden when you provide a few essentials for the stages of their lives.
Is it time to plant vegetables? Ask your soil thermometer
Is it time to plant vegetables? Ask your soil thermometer.
Native groundcovers are great for home landscapes
Try native groundcovers for home landscapes.
So many cabbages, so little time
Choose from many varieties of cabbage seeds available from garden stores and seed catalogs.