Drawing a line around the house with fire-resistant landscapes can mean the difference between a home consumed by flames and one left standing. “Fire specialists often show pictures of houses where people took adequate precautions,” said Brad Withrow-Robinson, forester with Oregon State University’s Extension Service. “I’ve seen lots of photos of land charred all around
Whether dipped in chocolate, tossed in a fruit salad or eaten naked, strawberries say summer in a big way. But they aren’t always cheap or sweet when bought at the store, so save money and get the freshest by growing your own. The first thing you need to know is what type of strawberry you
When it comes to sharing space, humans and wildlife don’t see eye to eye. “Our homes and gardens often overlap with spaces and resources used by wild animals, both native and non-native,” said Dana Sanchez, Oregon State University Extension Service wildlife specialist. “A ‘shared habitat’ situation can pose some challenges when the animals’ day-to-day activities
A complete garden center on a beautiful old farmstead, offering perennials, herbs, edible plants, grasses, shade trees, shrubs and annuals, plus farm grown produce and locally sourced grocery items and feeds. 35105 N.W. Zion Church Road, Cornelius, Oregon 97113 Open seasonally from March to December from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. daily, plus longer hours in season.
As the gardening season gets started in earnest, you may want to think about how you can be kinder on the environment – and your wallet, too. “Everyone can be sustainable,” said Ross Penhallegon, a horticulturist for Oregon State University Extension Service. “If you use drip irrigation, you’re doing your part to save this resource.
Contact: Sherry Sheng, firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott will offer an extensive presentation on “Mulches: The Good, The Bad, and The Really, Really Ugly” at the monthly meeting of Clackamas County Master Gardeners, 7-8 pm on May 13. The meeting will be held at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. The program is
As you celebrate spring, get your hands in the soil and start buying plants to decorate your garden, consider the benefits of natives. “There’s a new aesthetic,” said Weston Miller, horticulturist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service. “Gardeners want to connect to nature and the heritage of plants that grow in the Pacific Northwest.” Part
Wet weather, which is bound to come in the weeks ahead, builds potential for apple scab, a fungal disease of apples. The apple scab disease fungus overwinters on dead apple leaves and fruit left on the ground, explained Ross Penhallegon, horticulturist for the Oregon State University Extension Service. During spring moisture, scab spores are forcibly
Save the date for the 22nd Annual Camas Plant & Garden Fair in Downtown Camas. The day before Mother’s Day, Saturday, May 11th, 9am-4pm. Gorgeous plants, trees, and flowers galore and locally made garden art will fill our downtown! Free kids zone, petting zoo, plant & garden experts, live music, tasty food, local shops, and
BLOOM SEASON MAY 10 TO MAY 31 The annual celebration of Irises at Schreiner’s Iris Gardens in Salem, Oregon is only a couple of weeks away! Every year, thousands of iris lovers visit the 10-acre display, take in the sights and fragrances, enjoy local wines and liqueurs, eat delicious food, listen to music, participate in
We all make gardening mistakes, some more serious than others. Planting an invasive plant will plague you for years. Putting the right plant in the wrong place can be fairly easily resolved by taking up a shovel and moving it. At a recent meeting of the Oregon State University Extension Service Benton County Master Gardeners,
The Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection will host the 12th annual Inviting Vines event May 25, 2019 at Luscher Farm City Park, 125 Rosemont Ave, Lake Oswego, Oregon. The event starts with an optional breakfast and speaker Maurice Horn, co-owner of Joy Creek Nursery, at 9 a.m. in the milking parlor of Luscher Farm.