The awardees are among the nearly 2,300 Master Gardeners who work with Extension to share their knowledge of sustainable gardening practices across 27 Oregon counties and 85 educational gardens.
Transitioning from an all-grass lawn to a flowering lawn is challenging.
Take a lesson from the 2021 historic heat dome and be prepared to help plants through hot and dry weather as the season progresses.
Currently veterinarians say there is very low risk to native songbirds from the highly pathogenic avian influenza strain.
Moles, voles and gophers all create tunnels and are active underground, but what they eat and the damage they cause varies. They all improve the soil by aerating it and mixing nutrients, but sometimes their habits get them in trouble with gardeners.
The sales are held statewide, with 19 counties holding an event this year,
This invasive perennial makes itself at home by sinking roots as much as 9 feet into the soil and can stay as an unwanted guest for up to 20 years.
With climate change, the USDA plant hardiness zones are shifting. For instance, the 2012 map zones changed in many areas by 5 degrees.
Sweet peas grow best when planted during the early spring in western Oregon and a little later in the higher elevation areas east of the Cascades.
Knowledge is everything when it comes to pruning mature trees.
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