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General care for hydrangeas

Jun 2018
Look to this hydrangea how-to for advice on soil, water, pruning and more. Learn a simple pH trick that will turn blooms from pink to blue.

By Kristin VanHoose | Article

Are lupines the answer to my difficult yard?

Nov 2016
I'm an urban rental dweller--West Portland--whose elderly landlords would rather deal with issues with the house rather than the yard, on which grass seed that I've bought does not grow; the soil is depleted and I can't really afford to pay for bag after bag of compost or fertilizer (it's a pretty big lot). So after a little research I read about the endangered Oregon...

By Yvonne Whitney | Featured Question

Don't toss those tuberous begonias - save for next summer

Sep 19, 2003
It is easy to ready and store tender summer bulbs such as tuberous begonias for next growing season. Here’s how.

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Amaryllis can brighten a winter window

May 25, 2011
Amaryllis are as easy to grow as they are beautiful.

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Hanging baskets put the color in summer

May 15, 2015
Think about location when designing and caring for a hanging containers

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Divide and conquer plants to keep them healthy and productive

Apr 24, 2015
Dig up and cut apart plants when they start to show less vigor

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Pamper fuchsias, geraniums and dahlias through winter

Oct 30, 2015
Bring tender perennials inside so they'll survive

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Give amaryllis a little push for luscious indoor bloom

Oct 27, 2017
It doesn't take much to get this traditional winter plant to flower

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Autumn is a good time to divide perennials

Aug 21, 2009
Dividing perennials in autumn invigorates overcrowded plants.

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Peonies add long-lived grace to perennial gardens

Feb 19, 2003
Peonies celebrate the beginning of summer with exquisite silky blossoms and striking foliage.

By Peg Herring | News Story