Leaf drop after ash blackout shouldn’t be of concern

The clouds of smoke and raining ash are over, but for some common evergreen plants the damage has been done. Don’t worry, it’s most likely temporary. “With the heavy smoke that pushed air quality off the charts, we have seen unusual defoliation in plants,” said Jay Pscheidt, Oregon State University Extension Service pathologist. “Much of […]

Yes, you can! Create a garden with therapeutic benefits

Originally appeared at National Gardening Bureau Written by Lesley Fleming, Nova Scotia Horticulture for Health Network Therapeutic gardens, typically seen at healthcare facilities, are “designed for use as a component of a treatment, rehabilitation, or vocational program… to meet the needs of a specific user or population…to accommodate participant’s goals and to facilitate people-plant interactions” (American Horticultural […]

Fall is the perfect time to plant shrubs

Originally appeared at National Gardening Bureau Shrubs are some of the most reliable and hardworking plants in the garden. They are long-lived, big enough to make an impact while still fitting into gardens of any size (even container gardens!), and some offer the same flowers, fragrance, leaf color, or pollinator appeal as your favorite annuals and perennials. […]

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