Oh La La Oxalis

Oxaliz oregano with Aralia cordata ‘Sun King’ Native Oxalis oregano thrives in my garden. I love the lushness it provides my woodland garden setting; however, left unchecked, it will creep well beyond its boundaries. Then there’s the nasty oxalis weed—Oxalis stricta—that manages to reproduce every way imaginable: underground rhizomes, growing from any remaining roots, stolons, […]

Great Plant Picks

I have worked for the Oregon Association of Nurseries for almost 10 years now, but it’s really only in the last few years that I’ve come to realize the terrific plant resource Great Plant Picks (GPP) is to a gardener in the Pacific Northwest. Introduced to the gardening public in 2001, GPP is well on […]

Value of Trees

Using baseline information developed for urban foresters to estimate the value of urban tree canopies, Casey Trees and Davey Tree Expert Co. developed a tool to measure the benefit of trees that might be of interest to the home gardener: the Tree Benefit Calculator. According to the www.treebenefits.com website, “The Tree Benefit Calculator allows anyone […]

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