In the Garden: Honey Bees

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s August, and this month we celebrate honey bees. August 16th is National Honey Bee Day. It’s a great time to remember to issues honey bees face. Obviously, the news of misused pesticides is one, but there are also other challenges that they face. There are viruses and diseases that are being … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Deadheading 101

EUGENE, Ore. — Your summertime flowers might be losing their luster, but there is a quick fix right in our gardens. Deadheading is an easy way to get rid of that old, ugly, faded flower and give the plant some more energy to put some new beautiful blooms on. So you’re going to definitely need … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Garden Pests

EUGENE, Ore. — For all the wonderful things you can find in the garden, there can be a few irritants–the ones responsible for the damaged leaves. Click on the video to learn some quick and easy ways to take care of those garden pests.

In the Garden: Deer-Resistant Plants

EUGENE, Ore. — Tired of the deer munching on your hard work in the garden? Well, there are some plants that can survive a close encounter with wildlife. For herb lovers, there’s rosemary and lavender. And for folks that like those bright summer colors, try echinacea, rudbeckia and gaillardia. Some people like to have something … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Watering Your Plants

EUGENE, Ore. — True or false? There is a right way to water your garden. The answer: true. Water in the morning. It gives the plant all day, especially on those hot days, to soak up that moisture and really put it to good use. Watering in the evening isn’t so great. Leaves get wet … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Mid-Summer Garden

EUGENE, Ore. — Even though it’s July, it’s not too late to plant in your garden. You can pretty much plant all your herbs. So lavender, rosemary, sage, basil, lemon verbena–the list goes on and on. Feel free to plant those throughout the summer. You could also plant fruits, like apple and fig trees. Just … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Trees and Shrubs

EUGENE, Ore. — In the garden we often talk about flowers and vegetables, but there are other plants–shrubs, trees and bushes. Trees and shrubs are definitely a lot bigger than your starts that you buy, and so you want to make sure that you get them planted properly. First, take a look at the size … Continue reading »

In the Garden: 5 Great Perennials

EUGENE, Ore. — Annuals–you plant them for one season, and you get flowers for one season. But with perennials, you plant them and they keep coming back year after year. Here are five perennials that are easy to take care of, pest and disease-resistant, and have long seasons of interest. The first is Geranium Rozanne. … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Roses

EUGENE, Ore. — Fresh cut roses from the garden are such a treat to have, but the truth is roses are susceptible to diseases. Here are the three top things to look out for. Number one is black spot. It makes the leaves look really ugly. It’s a fungus disease that can commonly attack roses. … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Culinary Herbs

EUGENE, Ore. — Lavender, rosemary and thyme–these are herbs that many people will grow and use in their kitchens right now. But there are four other herbs that you can grow and add some real “wow” to your food. One fun herb is lemon verbena. It gets a nice woody stalk, but you actually harvest … Continue reading »

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