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.

Like diamonds, clay soils are forever

Bark, manure, leaf mold and compost are among the organic amendments commonly used to improve clay soil.

What are short-day and long-day plants?

To understand plant flowering, you need to get a handle on “photoperiodism,” or amount of light and darkness a plant is exposed to.

Love them or leave them: Fruit trees take plenty of work

Research has resulted in easier methods of dealing with pests and diseases, from resistant trees to low-toxicity products.

Stay on top of moisture and insect damage or pay the price

What should you do if you find an ant or termite infestation? First, don't panic. Chances are the damage has been there awhile and a few more months isn't going to make any difference.

Top 12 gardening stories of 2021

We present a dozen stories that rose to the top in 2021.

‘Trees to Know’ guidebook helps identify Christmas trees

Make it fun by challenging everyone to find each of the most common Christmas trees: Douglas-fir, noble fir and grand fir.

     

    Arborvitae stands tall as easy-care hedge

    When finding a location for arborvitae in the garden look for full sun and well-drained soil.

    Dodge the raindrops and finish fall garden tasks

    Gardeners tend to think of fall as the time to put bulbs in the ground, but the warm soil and increasing moisture make it a great time to plant most anything.

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