Get the scoop on gardening with 10-Minute University handouts

Ten years ago, the Clackamas chapter of the Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardeners came up with the idea to offer gardeners research-based information in small, digestible pieces. The result was 10-Minute University, which was unveiled at the annual Spring Garden Fair where gardeners are hungry for guidance. “We thought maybe we should do […]

Meet local artist Dean Crouser at Garden Gallery Iron Works

Saturday, October 26th | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Garden Gallery Iron Works 2967 Industrial Avenue, Hubbard, OR 97032 Head on over to Garden Gallery Iron Works to meet Oregon’s own Dean Crouser. Dean will be joining them to speak to fans, discuss his art work, and sign some of the many art pieces […]

Go underground with bulbs for colorful spring bloom

When it comes to plants, bulbs are about as easy as it gets. “You plant spring-flowering bulbs in fall, they grow over winter, flourish in spring and go dormant in summer,” said Heather Stoven, a horticulturist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service. “Once they’re in the ground, they do quite well over multiple years with […]

Seize some seeds from the garden for planting next year

As the gardening season winds down and you pick the season’s last vegetables, here’s a tip. Consider letting some plants go to seed so you can harvest them for planting next year. “Saving seed can be really fun and is a great way to learn about plants,” said Weston Miller, a horticulturist with Oregon State […]

Fall into Gardening with OSU Master Gardeners™

Clackamas County Master Gardeners™ invite you to a morning of stimulating gardening classes and demonstrations at their annual Fall into Gardening event. The event will take place on Saturday, October 5, at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. Fall into Gardening offers the latest ideas through classes, demonstrations, educational displays, a clinic, […]

37th Lane County Home Improvement Show

The 37th Lane County Home Improvement Show will be held Oct. 11-13, 2019 at the Lane Events Center in Eugene. Showcasing Great Home & Garden Transformations! Shop & Compare 225 exhibits featuring experts, products and services for homes & yards. Learn “How-to” at 30 seminars. Register to Win $3,000 in Prizes Sponsored by KEZI-9.   […]

Create gardens accessible to all

Gardening is one of the more therapeutic things a person can do — emotionally, mentally and physically — but for some it seems out of reach. Good design and practices can make gardening accessible for everyone. “We all have challenges if we live long enough,” said Corinne Thomas-Kersting, a retired speech-language pathologist and five-year Oregon […]

Tips for keeping rats out of home and garden

Seeing rats in the backyard — or, worse yet, in the house — can send people into panic mode, and for good reason. “There are definite social norms that say if you have rodents living near you it’s associated with dirtiness, garbage and waste products,” said Dana Sanchez, wildlife specialist for Oregon State University Extension […]

Know garden pests before deciding on a path to control

You look around the garden and see aphids sucking the life out of your rosebuds, flea beetles chomping on the cauliflower and cabbage butterflies laying eggs that will turn into voracious caterpillars. What to do? Don’t automatically reach for the spray can, said Heather Stoven, an entomologist for Oregon State University Extension Service. First, determine […]

Retail Nursery Spotlight – Out in the Garden

A specialty nursery with perennials, ornamental grasses and other selections, all grown on the premises. 32483 S. Mathias Road, Molalla, Oregon 97038 Open Tuesday–Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. from April through June, and Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. July through October. Open November–March by appointment. Facebook: Instagram: Email: Web: Phone: 503-829-4141 What can […]

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