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Sweet Cherry Cultivars for the Fresh Market

Describes dark red and blush sweet cherry cultivars, including harvest timing, color when ripe, suggested pollinizers and rootstocks, size, firmness, yield potential, and other traits. Includes color photo of each cultivar.

Ashley Thompson, Lynn Long | Jan 2021 | OSU Extension Catalog

Should I leave my fig leaves on the ground?

Q: I have a big fig tree in my backyard. I have always been removing all the fallen leaves this time of the year as I was told that any dead leaves could give rise to increase in insects and plant diseases. I wonder ...

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10 trees for fiery fall foliage

Fall is a great time to search out the perfect tree for fall color.

Kym Pokorny | Nov 2, 2020 | News story

Can my bushes bounce back after hot, dry winds?

Q: With the extremely high and dry East winds we got last week, my Rose bushes and raspberry/tayberry bushes were shredded. Now what? Do I prune them like it was fall? Do I water them or withhold water and let nature do it’s thing? Not sure but would really like to not lose my plants if possible.

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Pandemic leads to unprecedented burst of questions to Ask an Expert tool

Questions have ballooned to 6,625 in the first half of 2020, more than all of the questions answered in 2019.

Kym Pokorny | Jul 29, 2020 | News story

Solve Pest and Weed Problems: A New Resource for Master Gardeners and the Public

This webinar is part of the 2020 series of Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University Extension.

Weston Miller, Brooke Edmunds | Jul 2020 | Video

143 - Hailey Wallace - What makes a bee garden tick?

Bee gardens involve matching plants that bloom at different times, to bees that emerge at different times. And not all bee species go to all flowers. In this episode we hear about how all these factors come together in Portland gardens.

Andony Melathopoulos, Hailey Wallace | Jul 2020 | Podcast episode

Buzzing and Beautiful: Designing Pollinator Gardens with OSU Extension

A recording of a webinar touring through two new OSU guides to help you garden for pollinators and then ask questions of all the authors. We covered everything from what shrubs to plant, how to use mason bees, shrubs and...

Signe Danler, Andony Melathopoulos, Neil Bell, Amy Jo Detweiler, Nicole Sanchez, Heather Stoven | Jun 2020 | Video

9 - June Gardening Q&A - Klamath, Deschutes & Curry County

Thanks for joining us for another OSU Extension Garden Q&A podcast episode.

Nicole Sanchez, Toni Stephan, Scott Thiemann, Brooke Edmunds | Jun 2020 | Podcast episode

A Guide to Hedgerows: Plantings That Enhance Biodiversity, Sustainability and Functionality

Hedgerows are living fences with the ability to grow food, shelter wildlife, save water, manage weeds and look beautiful all year round. Study the many benefits of hedgerows, and learn what you need to know to plant your own living fence.

Pami Monnette | Jun 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog