Gardening Tips

Learn to be more self sufficient--save your own garden seeds
The upcoming Y2K or "millennium bug" has people thinking about self sufficiency.
Autumn is a good time to plant new trees and shrubs
Autumn can be a good time to plant a new tree. The OSU Extension Service offers a publication to help.
Invest in the future. Plant a tree.
In response to big events - happy or sad - some people plant a tree as a living memorial that will last for generations.
It is time to study up on planting new strawberries
Late fall is not too early to start thinking about what strawberry varieties you may want to plant anew this coming year.
What's the best grass mixture for a western Oregon lawn?
What's the best grass mixture for a western Oregon lawn?
OSU offers guide on building wild bird nest boxes
OSU offers guide on building wild bird nest boxes.
Bank on beneficial beetles to reduce pesticide use in the garden
Natural enemies, or beneficial insects including beetles can help control pests in the garden.
Ladybugs - better to attract them naturally
Purchased ladybird beetles are not a very effective pest control for your home garden for a couple of reasons.
How to control aphids with less toxic methods
Now that spring is finally warming up, gardeners need to be on the look out for aphids - tiny, soft bodied, plant-sucking insects.
Notched rhody leaves indicate root weevils at work
Root weevils are the most serious insect pests of woody ornamentals in the Pacific Northwest.