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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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15 ways to make gardening easier

Meet physical challenges by adapting techniques

Kym Pokorny | Dec 16, 2016 | News Story

February Garden Calendar

Information about garden planning, maintenance and clean up, pest monitoring and management, houseplants, and indoor gardening for the month of February.

May 2018 | 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

March garden calendar

Information about garden planning, maintenance, pest management and indoor gardening for March.

May 2018 | Article

April garden calendar

Garden planning, maintenance and pest management tips for the month of April.

May 2018 | Article

November garden calendar

Information about garden planning, maintenance, cleanup, pest management, houseplants and indoor gardening for the month of November.

May 2018 | Article

July Garden Calendar

Information about garden planning, maintenance and clean up, pest monitoring and management, houseplants, and indoor gardening for the month of July.

May 2018 | Article

October Garden Calendar

Information about garden planning, maintenance and clean up, pest monitoring and management, houseplants, and indoor gardening for the month of October.

May 2018 | Article

September garden calendar

Garden planning, maintenance, pest management, and indoor gardening for the month of September.

May 2018 | Article