Gardening Tips

Prevent hungry rodents from chewing trees and shrubs
Hungry rodents feed on is the bark of landscape shrubs and trees in the winter and are capable of damaging and even killing shrubs and trees.
Espalier training of fruit trees is fun, but demanding
Are you looking for a demanding but rewarding gardening challenge?
Less toxic ways to battle bugs in your summer garden
The saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" holds true with pests in the garden.
Store garden chemicals safely for the winter
Now that the gardening season has calmed down, you might want to think about safely storing those gardening chemicals for the winter.
There's no break for people who garden in clay
Clay soils are one of the biggest challenges to the home gardener
Snakes provide good pest control in the garden
Gardeners should be glad to see snakes around the garden, according to Oregon State University snake expert Bob Mason.
Crane fly--Are leatherjackets munching your lawn?
There may be leatherjackets munching your lawn.
Here's a less toxic way to help get rid of mosquitoes
Mosquito season is here.
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What are short day and long day plants?
Ever wonder why you have trouble getting your Christmas cactus or poinsettia to bloom again?
What is mushroom compost?
Commercial mushroom growers in the Willamette Valley grow tons of mushrooms in an elaborate mixture that gardeners love - mushroom compost.