Get a leg up on fruit tree problems with dormant oils

Applying dormant sprays – Superior oil, copper and sulfur – helps control nasty pests and diseases like codling moths and apple scab.

Turn to gardening books for comfort and inspiration

Add a fire and a cup of tea and relax with one of these 11 books recommended by Oregon State University Extension Service horticulturists.

Colorful indoor plants make delightful gifts for the holidays

Colorful African violets, gloxinia, cyclamen, orchids, ornamental peppers and Christmas cactus are blooming and readily available.

Oregon Flora launches revamped Oregon plant species website

OregonFlora, an Oregon State University-based organization devoted to the state’s plants, has launched a revamped website that makes its database of over 4,700 plant species that grow in the wild in Oregon more broadly accessible.

Take one more go at the garden before retiring for winter

You’ll recognize some perennials that are good choices to clean up now because they die to the ground.

What’s the real story? Garden myths debunked

Misinformation proliferates on the internet so OSU horticulturists give the real story.

Pot up some bulbs and dream of spring

Bulbs often do better in pots than in the ground because pots provide better drainage, critical for their long-term survival.

Leaf drop after ash blackout shouldn’t be of concern

Some defoliation probably resulted from the heavy smoke created by Oregon's wildfires.

 

Control slugs now as they lay eggs to hatch in spring

It’s time again to slug it out with one of the gardener’s most familiar, frustrating and certainly slimiest pests.

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