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Gardening in Central Oregon's climate

Behind the beauty of the High Desert, lie many factors that create challenges for Central Oregon gardeners. Learn how to work with cold weather, short seasons, dry summers and other elements that can affect your gardening success.

Amy Jo Detweiler | Jan 2016 | Article

Shade tree wanted, what, when and how should I plant?

Q: Hello, I live in Bend and have a south-facing back yard that really heats up in the sun. I'd like to plant a tree that will provide a canopy of shade and prefer deciduous for this purpose. Can you suggest one or more that will do well here?  

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Pot up some bulbs and dream of spring

Spring-blooming bulbs do great in containers

Heather Stoven | Oct 14, 2017 | News Story

Spring Flowering bulbs

Purchasing, site selection, when to plant, preparing the site, and follow-up care.

Amy Jo Detweiler | Aug 2009 | Article

The age old secret to tree planting is...

Green Side up and brown side down. Seriously, it is that easy! But, just in case you are a detail oriented person here are a few extra things to consider while getting those roots in the ground.

Lauren Grand | Nov 2018 | Article

Asian lady beetles swarm to shelter in autumn

Asian lady beetles swarm to shelter in autumn.

Sep 17, 2007 | News Story