Plants Make Life Better

Want to improve your quality of life? Get your hands dirty and plant something. That’s right, putting trees, flowers or shrubs in the ground doesn’t just provide you with beauty and shade, it can also improve your property value, lower your energy costs, clean the air and water—even lower your heart rate.

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In a state as green as Oregon, you don’t have to venture far to find many amazing public gardens. Visit Oregon’s public gardens and find your inspiration!

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Plants Make Life Better

Plants make life better! Research has proven that plants benefit all of us in many ways — some obvious, and some not so obvious. What benefits? Check out these flyers and see.

LATEST ADVICE FROM GARDENING EXPERTS

Set seeds on the right path with homemade planting medium

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When planning next year’s garden, turn to popular native plants

As you look back at last year’s garden and begin to plan next year’s,  consider the benefits of native plants ...
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Light exposure key for growing successful houseplants

Gardeners hear it often enough: right plant, right place. It’s a fundamental rule of gardening, said Heather Stoven, a horticulturist ...
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Snip some stems and have new plants in spring

Snipping some cuttings from the garden this time of year will produce your own private nursery of plants by spring ...
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Put out the welcome mat for birds in winter

As we begin the slide into winter and summer’s bounty recedes, birds welcome the extra nutrition offered by backyard feeders ...
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Saucy shrubs strut their stuff in fall

Mild days and cool nights this fall promised a spectacular show of color, and the promise came true. “This fall ...
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DON’T JUST STAND THERE … PLANT SOMETHING!

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