Love them or leave them: Fruit trees take plenty of work

People tend to have a love-hate relationship with their fruit trees. The fruit they love; the work they hate. The regimen of spraying turns off home gardeners, said Steve Renquist, recently retired horticulturist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service. But times have changed. Research has resulted in easier methods of dealing with pests and diseases, […]

2022 Portland Spring Home & Garden Show returns February 24–27

Just in time for spring gardening season, the Portland Spring Home & Garden Show will return as an in-person event next month! The show will take place Thursday through Sunday, February 24–27, 2022, at the Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland. Attendees will enjoy a wide variety of local vendors, live and in-person, […]

Get the scoop on gardening with 10-Minute University™

January 19, 2022 at Noon – Pruning Trees & Shrubs: 10-Minute University™ Noon-Time Chat Are you confident with pruning? Do your trees and shrubs have a pleasing form? If not, this class can help. Join Clackamas County Master Gardener Association to learn proven practices that will boost your confidence in pruning and get you ready […]

10 gardening gaffes to avoid in the new year

Originally appeared in the Nation Garden Bureau What’s the difference between a new gardener and an experienced one? The experienced gardener has killed way more plants, the saying goes. That truism speaks to the fact that gardening is a highly trial-and-error venture – and one where some plants are just going to struggle and die no matter […]

Stay on top of moisture and insect damage or pay the price

Ignoring moisture and insect damage in the home leads to serious problems down the line. Annual inspection is essential to head them off. Whether you do it yourself or hire someone, start your inspection by checking out this article from the Oregon State University Extension Service on home moisture problems to help solve many problems […]

Wildlife & Water Friendly: FREE Garden Series 2022

Homeowners offered seminars on water and wildlife management The Environmental Learning Center at Clackamas Community College will be hosting a FREE Wildlife & Water Friendly Garden Series from noon–12:45 p.m. every Friday between January 21 and March 4, 2022. The seven sessions are designed to teach homeowners how to safeguard their gardens from changing climate […]

Tips for Making Your Poinsettia Shine Through the Season and Beyond

Originally appeared National Garden Bureau Ask The Experts about Poinsettias! Few plants are as iconic as the poinsettia. The eye-catching blooms are a holiday tradition around the world. But the blooms aren’t a flower at all, they’re actually the leaves, or bracts, of the plant. Poinsettia are native to Central America, and in 1825, those stunning red leaves captured the attention of the […]

Scroll to top