CANCELED – 19th annual garden seminar in Coos County.

UPDATE: DUE TO OSU AND GOVERNMENTAL MANDATES IN OREGON, THIS YEAR’S EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Home gardeners of all skill levels are invited to register for the 19th annual Coos County Master Gardeners and Oregon State University Extension Service garden seminar. Fertilize Your Mind: The “Dirt” on Backyard Gardening, is an all-day event taking place […]

Fight ‘big four’ rose problems with prevention strategies

Charmingly mild weather this winter will most likely coax roses into bloom early, which means dealing with the usual diseases and pests earlier, too. When it comes to one of the country’s most popular perennial plants, the “big four” vexations are powdery mildew, black spot, rust and aphids, according to Jay W. Pscheidt, a plant […]

CANCELED – Home Orchard Society Annual Fruit Propagation Fair

UPDATE: DUE TO THE STATEWIDE BAN ON LARGE PUBLIC GATHERINGS IN OREGON, THIS YEAR’S EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Date/Time Sunday, March 15 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Location Clackamas County Fairgrounds Main Pavilion 694 NE 4th Ave Canby, OR Entry Fee: Members – $5 individual, $10 family Non-members – $7 individual, $12 family Join […]

Native Plant Sale and Scholarship Fundraiser

Marion SWCD host Native Plant Sale, scholarship fundraiser The Marion Soil and Water Conservation Native Plant Sale and scholarship fundraiser will be held 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday, March 14 at Bauman Farms, 12989 Howell Prairie Road, Gervais, Oregon. Proceeds will fund scholarships for two Marion County students studying natural resources or agriculture at and Oregon […]

Study shows some urban gardens contain too much organic matter

If you’re a gardener, you’ve heard it a thousand times: Add compost to improve the soil, feed the microbes that release nutrients and grow better plants. But what if that isn’t always the case? Believe it or not, research by Oregon State University found too much organic matter can have a negative effect. Wait. What? […]

Set seeds on the right path with homemade planting medium

While you’re battling the winter blues, make your own seed-starting mix and plan for the gardening days ahead. Home gardeners can start vegetable and flower seedlings indoors from four to 12 weeks before the last average spring frost in their area, which means it’s time to get started. Making homemade planting medium can be more […]

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