Gardening Tips

Learn more about gardening with our Gardening Tips.

OSU's gardening handbook makes a perfect holiday gift
The perfect holiday gift for the gardener in your life is OSU Extension’s “Sustainable Gardening: The Oregon-Washington Master Gardener Handbook.”
Plant disease-resistant apple varieties
If you want to apply chemicals to control apple diseases, your best bet is to plant disease-resistant varieties.
Coir is sustainable alternative to peat moss in the garden
Coconut dust is a sustainable alternative to peat moss in the garden.
Native madrones are special to the Northwest
There are probably few plants that are more strongly identified with this area or are held in greater affection than the madrone tree.
On your skin or in your yard – how to deal with poison oak and ivy
On your skin or in your yard, how to deal with poison oak and ivy.
Spruce up older camellias with a late spring trim
Here’s how to give your old camellia a makeover.
Dormant sprays can help reduce pests & disease in home orchards
Even the most vigilant gardeners may need to spray their fruit trees during the dormant season to reduce overwintering pest and disease organisms.
Snow or lack thereof - effects on landscape plants
Snow is an excellent insulator and can protect landscape plants from the devastating effects of repeated freezing and thawing.
Grow your own Christmas chestnuts
If you’ve ever dreamed of roasting chestnuts by an open fire, you might want to consider growing your own.
Choose live Christmas tree carefully
Before purchasing a live winter holiday tree, consumers need to think about what they will do with the tree when the holidays are over.