About the OSU Extension Service: The Oregon State University Extension Service shares research-based knowledge with people and communities in Oregon’s 36 counties. OSU Extension addresses issues that matter to urban and rural Oregonians. OSU Extension’s partnerships and programs contribute to a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for Oregon.

10 gift ideas for the gardeners in your life

From pruners to compost, here are some ideas to satisfy the plant nerds on your list.

Got a gardening question? Get an answer from an OSU Extension expert

Get your gardening questions answered by people you can trust -- Oregon State faculty and Extension Master Gardeners.

More than 30,000 students participate in inaugural year of statewide Outdoor School

Three-quarters of Oregon’s eligible fifth- and sixth-grade students participated in the inaugural year of the statewide Outdoor School program.

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

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

Just say ‘no’ to bad gardening practices

Let OSU Extension experts pave the way to truth when it comes to practices in the garden.

Time spent in the garden now saves work in spring

Cooler weather is calling us inside, but it's a good time for getting things done in the garden.

Insects and spiders out to find shelter for winter

The insects trying to get into homes aren't going to hurt humans or houses.

Hydrangeas play a pretty role in the garden

Hydrangeas play many roles in the garden, whether it's shining in a special place or creating a hedge.

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