OSU Extension Master Gardeners announce 2022 awards

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.

Get ready, get set for summer weather with these tips from OSU Extension

Take a lesson from the 2021 historic heat dome and be prepared to help plants through hot and dry weather as the season progresses.

Experts: It’s OK to leave up bird feeders as avian flu outbreak reaches state

Currently veterinarians say there is very low risk to native songbirds from the highly pathogenic avian influenza strain.

Moles, voles and gophers dig the garden

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.

Rev up for gardening season with a plant sale

The sales are held statewide, with 19 counties holding an event this year,

Controlling perennial bindweed takes persistence

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.

Climate change results in projected shifts in plant hardiness zones

With climate change, the USDA plant hardiness zones are shifting. For instance, the 2012 map zones changed in many areas by 5 degrees.

Old-fashioned sweet peas fill the garden with fragrance

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.

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