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Should I start wintering my flowers?

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

By Ross Penhallegon, | Featured Question

Pruning lavender

My lavenders are huge and I want to prune them back to make more room for other plants. When is the best time to do that?

By Kristena LaMar | Featured Question

The madrones look troubled, how can I help?

Do madrones have a short life cycle? Is something killing them? What can I do to help them thrive?

 

By Dave Shaw, | Featured Question

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