As you clean the fireplace, do your plants a favor and sprinkle the ashes in the garden instead of throwing them in the garbage.
To make a poinsettia bloom in early winter, indoor gardeners simply need to adjust the amount of light and darkness to "fool" the plant.
The key to saving seed is selecting open-pollinated or heirloom plants, which produce offspring with the same traits.
September through November is the best time to plant garlic.
As more people push to plant in autumn, garden stores are stocking more at the end of summer.
Texture determines all kinds of things like drainage, aeration, the amount of water the soil can hold, erosion potential and even the amount of nutrients that can be stored.
When choosing a tree, first do some research. Walk around neighborhoods, parks and public gardens to get ideas.
Cover crops can add organic matter and aerate the soil, protect it from compaction caused by rain, suppress weeds and reduce erosion,
The variety of begonias is stunning. The leaves, which come in many colors, can be flat, pebbled, shiny, hairy, fuzzy or spiraled. They come in many colors with single blossoms up to huge clusters.
The awardees are among the nearly 2,900 Master Gardeners who work with Extension to share their knowledge of sustainable gardening practices across 26 Oregon counties.
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