These 8 winter-blooming plants give bees needed nourishment

Bees and other pollinators out and about during the dark days of winter look to gardeners for the nourishment that keeps them going until the more abundant seasons of the year arrive. “Black-tailed bumblebees are out as early as January,” said Andony Melathopoulos, a bee specialist with Oregon State University Extension Service. “Native bees are […]

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Searching the internet for gardening information is quick but often frustrating and accuracy can be an issue. Asking a professional via the expediency and ease of an email provides answers you need backed by research you can trust. Ask an Expert, a free online question-and-answer service of Oregon State University’s Extension Service, has a cadre […]

State scores coup with 2017 International Master Gardener Conference

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Master Gardeners from across the country and Canada will gather in Portland for the International Master Gardener Conference in July 2017. The conference signifies a coup for the state’s organization, according to Gail Langellotto, Oregon State University Extension Service master gardener coordinator. “This is a big deal for Oregon,” she said. “We’re […]

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