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Lone yellow rose?

This yellow rose caught my eye when I was smelling the red roses. I saw it out of the corner of my eye. I thought at first that it was another bush, but there were no other yellow ones so I followed the stem. It ended on the same trunk as the red ones!
I'm wondering how common this is?

By Signe Danler, | Featured Question

What's a fast-growing tree for a privacy screen?

I'm looking for trees to plant to act as a barrier to cars coming past our property; a south facing space that is wet in the winter from runoff. Any suggestions? Height isn't a concern as there's space to plant away from power lines. Just want a visual block to the road, maybe a little helpful with...

By Chris Rusch | Featured Question

Is it time to change the color of my hydrangea?

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

Fruit recommendations for Central Oregon

Could you offer some proven winners that have succeeded in Bend's climate/conditions? These could be fruit trees, fruiting vines, hardy plants, or shrubs. Any named varieties that have been particularly successful? Edibility is a big factor (i.e., while many Sorbus sp. are planted here, they appear...

By Susan Preston | Featured Question

Is it too late to torture my poinsettia?

I kept a poinsettia over from last year. It was outdoors in the shade all summer and fall until yesterday. I brought it into the unheated garage. It's looking healthy, with new growth and a couple small leaves that are just beginning to turn red. What can I do now to convince it to transform into a...

By Jean R. Natter | Featured Question

My spouse may have just killed Jasmine, is there hope?

I was horrified to find my husband has “pruned” a large Jasmine plant until it is a bunch of sticks with very few leaves. Is there any thing I can do to save it - or is it a goner.

By Claudia Groth | Featured Question

Is a strawberry tree a good choice?

My daughter lives in Salem and we would like to plant a Strawberry Tree (dwarf Arbutus unedo). Can you verify the growing zone there? There are a couple of arbutus outside the Salem library that seem to have weathered well, but is it common for them to freeze in Salem winters? 

By Neil Bell, | Featured Question

Are my arborvitae goners?

About 8 years ago we planted arborvitae. They thrived and gained 50% in height and then over the last two years they have slowly started dying. Why are they dying? What variety could we plant that would survive better?

By Amy Grotta | Featured Question

I have lights in my oak, any ideas?

My husband and I noticed these violet/bluish lights glowing in the tops of all the oak trees across the street last night as we watched the meteor shower, It's important to note that the meteor shower was in the opposite direction of the Trees and they were stationary, unlike the meteor shower. It's...

By Lauren Grand | Featured Question

Are madrone trees mean?

I have a small grove of Madrones behind my house. I have put a couple of annual beds under them but nothing seems to grow under them. I have looked all over the net to no avail on this issue. I did amend the soil in the beds. I also planted a few Dogwood trees under them from tiny sticks. The trees...

By Steve Renquist | Featured Question