Lynn Ketchum

Flowers, Shrubs, and Trees

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My spring bulbs are sprouting now in November, what should I do?

Nov 2019
I have crocus blooming, daffodils and bearded iris sprouting in my yard. Will they retain enough energy to grow next spring when they are supposed to? Will I need to feed them extra at some point? When?

By Ann Kinkley | Featured Question

Should I start wintering my flowers?

Sep 2019
I live in Eugene and I’m wondering when I can winterize my geraniums and begonias??

By Ross Penhallegon | Featured Question

Go underground with bulbs for colorful spring bloom

Sep 20, 2019
Spring bulbs aren't just tulips and daffodils -- look for unusual bulbs to supplement the usual suspects.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

The powerful beauty of peonies makes them a favorite in the garden

Jun 28, 2019
The old-fashioned nostalgia of peonies translates to modern gardens without a hitch.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Is it time to change the color of my hydrangea?

Jan 2019
What time of the year is the best time to add acid solider to my established pink/mulberry colored hydrangeas? I am really really wanting blue blooms this season! It is currently January should I start adding the acid solider now? How much how often?

By Jack Shorr | Featured Question

The winter garden doesn’t have to be bare of flowers

Nov 9, 2018
Many plants bloom in winter, including witch hazel, sasanqua camellia, wintersweet, sweetbox, jasmine, hardy cyclamen and hellebores.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Trees and Shrubs by: Showy Flowers, Fruit or Fall Colors

Jul 2018
A list of recommended trees and shrubs in Oregon, organized by showy flowers, fruit and fall colors.


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

Spring Flowering bulbs

Aug 2009
Purchasing, site selection, when to plant, preparing the site, and follow-up care.

By Amy Jo Detweiler | Article

Orchid Cactus - Epiphyllums

Jan 2011
Learn about plant cuttings, water and light requirements, temperature, fertilizer, pests, and repotting.

By Cal Peterson | Article