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25 plants for attracting native bees to the garden

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Jun 1, 2018

About 500 -- perhaps more -- native bees make Oregon their home. Gardens are important habitat for these important pollinators.

By Kym Pokorny

Drought-tolerant Ceanothus makes a beautiful addition to the garden

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May 25, 2018

With it's blue flowers, Ceanothus fills a gap in the garden.

By Kym Pokorny

OSU-invented silicone wristbands improve detection of environmental pollutants

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May 21, 2018

A new OSU study shows that chemical-absorbing wristbands are very good at linking external chemical exposure—the substances that go into a person’s body—with the chemicals formed inside the body itself as it metabolizes these “parent” pollutants.  

By Chris Branam

Dalliance with dahlias leads to 34-year love affair

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May 18, 2018

With many sizes, forms and colors, dahlias light up the garden with variety.

By Kym Pokorny

Grow your own strawberries for sweet satisfaction

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May 4, 2018

Choose June-bearing plants for a all-at-once harvest good for making jams, everbeariing for spring and fall harvest and day neutral for season-long harvest.

By Kym Pokorny

OSU 4-H robotics team takes first place in world competition

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May 3, 2018
Mechanical Manias overcome difficulties to win it all

By Kym Pokorny

Expert tips for growing kiwifruit

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Apr 27, 2018

Hardy kiwifruit go through freezing weather better than the familiar fuzzy kiwifruit, so they are a good candidate for the home garden.

By Kym Pokorny

Novel ecosystems provide use for some native birds

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Apr 24, 2018
While some native birds are sensitive to novel ecosystems, others don’t seem to mind

By Chris Branam

Pucker up, it’s time to talk lemons

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Apr 20, 2018

With their fragrant flowers and sweet flavor, Meyer lemons are a popular citrus to grow in a pot.

By Kym Pokorny

How to keep frustrating felines out of the garden

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Apr 13, 2018

When you're fed up with cats in the garden, there are some measures you can take that will help keep them out.

By Kym Pokorny