Garden Gate newsletter
The Lane County Extension Master Gardener program, with the help of our volunteers, publishes Garden Gate,
a monthly newsletter. Because the newsletter is available only to registered volunteers in the Master Gardener training program, we share selected tips, hints, and articles for all Lane County gardeners.

  • Monthly To-Do Lists
    A list of seasonal chores in step-by-step listings to keep your garden healthy and beautiful.
  • Roses
    Information about the history, varieties, cultivation, and propagation of this much-loved flower.
  • Gleanings
    Up-to-minute news on the gardening front.
  • Critter Corner
    A variety of articles on hummingbirds, bats, profiles of insects, and other critters who inhabit our gardens.
  • Profiles of Natural Pesticides
    Descriptions of pesticides that come from natural sources.

Related materials
Northwest Gardeners eNews
A monthly electronic magazine with news and advice about gardening. You can check for new information every month or subscribe (without charge) for it to be delivered to your e-mail address automatically.

Garden Calendars
Monthly calendars developed for Oregon gardens that provide reminders of key garden chores. Available for download by month, a season, or complete year.

Garden Tips
Lane County Master Gardener volunteers contribute information on a variety of home gardening topics. We post new articles throughout the growing season.

Sudden Oak Death In Oregon
Includes links that provide information about the pathogen Phytophthora ramorum that causes leaf blight and stem dieback in many kinds of ornamental shrubs.

Lost Ladybug Project

Help find our native Ladybugs with help from the Lost Ladybug Guide. When you see one, take a picture and let the researchers at Cornell know! If you love Ladybugs, you might also find our Pocket Guide to Beneficial Insects useful.

Lawn-Turnatives - Information about Native Plants, Waterwise, Rock, Vegetable, Rain or Eco-Lawn.