Gardening Techniques

2018 High Desert Garden Tour

Announcement

Join us for the High Desert Garden Tour on Saturday, July 21st in Bend. Ticket books will be available at the following locations on July 6th: Moonfire and Sun Garden Center, OSU Extension Service (Crook and Deschutes County offices), Schultz Farm and Garden, Shoe Inn, Strictly Organic Coffee Company, Whistle Stop Farm & Flowers, WinterCreek Restoration & Nursery and Worthy Brewing Company.

June-Aug 2018 SOREC-Classes-Jackson County Extension

Announcement

Look and see what classes we offer this summer at Southern Oregon Research & Extension!

Registration open for Master Gardener statewide conference.

Announcement

Registration is open for Master Gardener statewide conference.
View of the LBCC Veterans Garden

LBCC Veterans Garden Class: Growing Culinary Herbs

Announcement

Join Brooke Edmunds from OSU Extension at the LBCC Veterans Garden to learn how to grow your own culinary herbs! This hands-on demonstration will cover planting methods and care of popular herbs like parsley, sage, basil, chives, and more.

WaterWise Plant Profiles

Educational Document

Plant profiles of some WaterWise plants.

By Linda McMahan

Incorporating Pacific Northwest Native Plants into Your Water-Wise Landscapes

Article

Many Pacific Northwest (PNW) native plants have a natural tolerance for summer dry periods common in the near-Mediterranean climate found west of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon and Washington. These plants include species growing in woodlands, savannahs, meadows and vernal pools (seasonally wet meadows that dry out in the summer months).

By Linda McMahan

Landscape Sustainability Checkup

Article

Is your yard ready to be an "Oregon Sustainable Landscape"?

A Water-wise Home Landscape: A Xeriscape

Collection

Water-wise gardening conserves water and helps protect the environment. A xeriscape is a “dry scene” that uses very little water, but a water-wise garden includes any style that is designed to conserve water.

Easy water-wise gardening

Online Resource

Advice and design ideas for the 21st century from the editors of Sunset Magazine.

Conserve H2O Waterwise Plants

Online Resource

The Pacific Northwest has many spectacular native, hybrid native, and other plants adapted to local climate and soil conditions. Once established, native and adapted plants are very low maintenance, require little to no pesticides or fertilizers, and survive well on minimal water. Read below to learn more about how to choose the right plants for your yard’s micro climates and soil conditions.

Drought-Tolerant Plants for Shade

Article

Water-wise gardening conserves water and helps protect the environment. A xeriscape is a “dry scene” that uses very little water, but a water-wise garden includes any style that is designed to conserve water.