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Rhododendrons and azaleas need a strong acidic soil

Check out yellow leaves on rhododendrons and azaleas.

Jun 4, 2010 | News Story

Trees and Shrubs for Erosion Control

A list of recommended trees and shrubs in Oregon, good for controlling erosion.

Jul 2018 | Collection

Is English ivy REALLY invasive?

Q: I realize ivy is considered an invasive plant, however, we like it and are using it for erosion control. We recently planted cuttings with the help of root hormone powder. My question: is this an okay time to have planted this so that it can thrive?

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Arborvitae root issues, should we dig it?

Q: We planted 17 emerald arborvitaes 3 weeks ago. We broke apart the rootball (at the suggestion of an employee at the retailer) and I've since learned that this is bad to do. We are watering regularly and have covered the ...

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Streamside planting zones

Describes the three planting zones around a stream.

Jul 2018 | Article

Plant native Oregon shrubs now

Time to plant native Oregon shrubs

Jan 29, 2010 | News Story

Oregon rain garden guide available

How-to rain garden guide available online

Jan 8, 2010 | News Story

Give rhododendrons and azaleas an annual check-up each spring

Spring is time to care for rhodies.

Peg Herring | Mar 25, 2005 | News Story

Growing berries, fruit trees, roses and native plants in Central Oregon

OSU Extension publications show how to grow several kinds of berries, fruit trees, roses and native plants in Central Oregon.

Jan 9, 2009 | News Story

OSU trial shows Ceanothus blooms profusely with little care

Wild lilac is drought tolerant and needs no fertilizer

Kym Pokorny | May 8, 2015 | News Story