Join the Mid-Willamette Earth Challenge

Sometimes, the best place to defend the earth is from your own back yard. The Mid-Willamette Earth Challenge offers families and gardeners the chance to celebrate Earth Day all month long, by completing fun, earth-related challenges of their choice. By participating, adults and kids alike can discover unique, specially chosen activities and resources to help […]

Retail Nursery Spotlight – Blooming Junction

A complete garden center on a beautiful old farmstead, offering perennials, herbs, edible plants, grasses, shade trees, shrubs and annuals, plus farm grown produce and locally sourced grocery items and feeds. 35105 N.W. Zion Church Road, Cornelius, Oregon 97113 Open seasonally from March to December from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. daily, plus longer hours in season. […]

Horticultural Expert to Speak on Garden Mulches

Contact: Sherry Sheng, Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott will offer an extensive presentation on “Mulches: The Good, The Bad, and The Really, Really Ugly” at the monthly meeting of Clackamas County Master Gardeners, 7-8 pm on May 13. The meeting will be held at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. The program is […]

Retail Nursery Spotlight – Red Ridge Farms

Visit Red Ridge Farms in the heart of Oregon Wine Country. Shop edible and medicinal herbs, lavender, olive trees, unique shrubs, perennials, seasonal color, pottery, gifts and art. 5510 N.E. Breyman Orchards Road, Dayton, Oregon 97114 Open daily from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. year round. Facebook: Instagram: Email: | Web: [rev_slider redridgefarms] In […]

Camas Plant & Garden Fair

May 13, 2017 Hours: Saturday: 9 am to 4 pm Contact Phone: 360-833-8371 Contact Email: The Downtown Camas Association is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Camas Plant & Garden Fair coming to Downtown Camas the day before Mother’s Day. This favorite Spring event will return with all of its color, interest and diversity […]

Waterwise Gardening with Kids this Summer

Photo: Getty Images Information provided by the Regional Water Providers Consortium (RWPC) Using resources wisely and understanding water conservation is important in the Portland metro area. Portland receives about 37 inches of rainfall annually. Only about 12 percent of that precipitation falls June through September. We tend to use the highest amount of water during […]

Edibles Amongst the Ornamentals

Rhubarb, Allium and Podocarpus lawrencei ‘Red Tip I am a proponent of tucking edibles in amongst ornamental plants. But this garden design strategy has its drawbacks, especially when the pleasing nature of a plant combination relies on a particular attribute of the edible plant. In my case, the dilemma involves rhubarb. When should I harvest […]

Wrangling Garden Hoses

I do a lot of hand watering of my garden. One of the most frustrating things about gardening for me is keeping the garden hoses unkinked and not in a big mess of a knot when in use and tidy when not in use. I purchase hoses that purport to be kink-free, but so far […]

The Star of the Yard

The mock orange as viewed from my living room window I see it. I smell it. I love it. It’s an exclamation point in my garden. I’m talking about the mock orange (formally known as Philadelphus) that is exploding right now with deliciously fragrant, single, white blooms. Mine usually blooms around summer solstice, but this […]

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