Fall and winter flowers add cheer in the Pacific Northwest's rainy season. Flowering shrubs are also a boost to pollinators, providing nectar and pollen when little is available. Learn what shrubs and trees to plant now to brighten your garden in the months to come.
Winter doesn't have to be dark and dreary in the garden if you use plants that bloom in winter.
Kym Pokorny |
Feb 1, 2019 |
Become a Master Gardener!
The Master Gardener™ program educates Oregonians about the art and science of growing and caring for plants. This program also facilitates the training of a highly educated group of volunteers, who extend sustainable gardening information to their communities through education and outreach programs.
We have two very old fruit trees: an apple tree that is over 40 years old that needs thinning and a mature cherry tree that has lost several limbs. The apple tree has overproduced with several 30-gallon garbage cans of ...
Chris Rusch |
Jan 2023 |
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We have a large walnut tree and would like to compost the leaves for our vegetable garden. I have read conflicting reports about the ability of composting to break down the toxin juglone. Is it safe to compost these leaves?
Learn how to protect trees from emerald ash borer in areas where the pest has become established in Oregon. This guide is for residential and professional landowners and land managers in urban and natural areas where the pest has been detected.
Alexander Gorman, Chris Hedstrom, Karen Ripley, Wyatt Williams, Christine Buhl, Scott Altenhoff, Chris Benemann, Jim Gersbach, Max Ragozzino, Cody Holthouse, Angie Ambourn |
Dec 2022 |
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A recording of a webinar touring through two new OSU guides to help you garden for pollinators and then ask questions of all the authors. We covered everything from what shrubs to plant, how to use mason bees and more!
Linda Hardison is the director of the Oregon Flora and a research assistant professor in the Botany & Plant Pathology Dept. at Oregon State University. She grew up in Texas, and received undergraduate degrees in botany and ...
This full-color, simple-to-use field guide makes shrub identification easy and fun. It features complete descriptions of the most common shrubs that grow in and around Pacific Northwest forests —from southern British Columbia to ...
Neil Bell oversees the Master Gardener program in Marion County and Polk County and works with my volunteers to assist homeowners with their garden problems. His research interests involve evaluating evergreen shrubs for un-irrigated...
What a “volunteer” tree is in a landscape, its merits, and how it can be salvaged for a more attractive profile. With Oregon State University Extension’s Nicole Sanchez and certified arborists John Bellon and Tom Ford.
Ask an Expert is a way for you to get answers from the Oregon State University Extension Service. We have experts in family and health, community development, food and agriculture, coastal issues, forestry, programs for young people, and gardening.
Q: We have two very old fruit trees: an apple tree that is over 40 years old that needs thinning and a mature cherry tree that has lost several limbs. The apple tree has overproduced with several 30-gallon garbage cans of ...