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.

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.

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.

Now’s the time to spiff up ragged lawns

August and September are good time to whip your lawn back into shape, but starting over usually isn’t necessary.

 

Plan ahead for winter storage of pumpkins and squash

It's not time yet, but pretty soon you'll be harvesting pumpkins and squash and will need to store them correctly for long life.

Butterflies wing their way into the garden with the proper room and board

And somewhere there must be a sunny spot for the butterflies to warm their blood. They rarely take flight when temperatures are below 60 degrees.

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