In the Garden: Testing Your Soil

EUGENE, Ore. — Before you start planting anything in your garden, take the time to make sure your soil is ready. Caleb Johnson from Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows in this week’s In the Garden how to test the acidity level in your soil and what to add to to it so your plants are happy … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Herb Container Garden

EUGENE, Ore. — Herbs are a great way to spice up your cooking, and they’re easy to grow too. Gina Gartley from Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows how quick and easy it is to plant you own herb garden¬†using sage, oregano, thyme, rosemary and more. Click here for more gardening tips.

In the Garden: Hanging Baskets

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the questions heard most at the nursery at Johnson Brothers Greenhouses is how does one keep their hanging baskets looking full, lush and beautiful. Gina Gartley shares what you need to do to achieve this in this week’s In the Garden. If you’d like more information about hanging baskets, you … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Bountiful Berries

EUGENE, Ore. — Berries are such a treat for gardeners to plant in the Willamette Valley, and you can do it too. Gina Gartley at Johnson Brothers Greenhouses has some tips on how to grow the best blueberries and strawberries.

In the Garden: Planting Seeds

EUGENE, Ore. — Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time to get your garden started. In this week’s episode of In the Garden, Gina Gartley from Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows us how you can plant seeds. She says Johnson Brothers Greenhouses is also hosting a seed-starting class month at its nursery at 91444 Coburg … Continue reading »

Leaf Compost Available for Gardeners

EUGENE, Ore. — Western Oregon is getting a couple of days off from rain. It is a great time to prep the garden for winter. Jim Graham is closing up his garden plot at Amazon Community Garden. He uses a tarp as a cover. Other gardeners use leaves as mulch, putting about ¬†two inches on … Continue reading »

Vermicomposting Help Gardens Thrive

EUGENE, Ore. — Some people think they are gross and slimy, but for gardeners worms are gold. Barbara Dumesnil is a master gardener and in her home, nothing goes to waste. “We’ve got basic vegetable scraps, coffee and coffee filters,” said Dumesnil. After eating, the scraps serve two functions, standard composting and vermicomposting or feeding … Continue reading »

Pearl Buck Garden Becoming Sustainable

EUGENE, Ore. — Touch, taste, sight, hearing and smell–those five senses are coming to life at Pearl Buck’s Sensory Garden, and now plans are under way to make the new garden sustainable. Pearl Buck started planning the garden two and a half years ago. It became reality thanks to donations and helping hands. In June, … Continue reading »

Volunteers Keep Rose Garden Blooming

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s summertime and the flowers are in full bloom at the Owen Rose Garden in downtown Eugene. The roses are vibrant, alluring and fragrant. “I can’t get enough of this one. I could bury my nose in that rose all day long,” said Clay Manders, one of two full-time caretakers at the … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Put Your Garden to Bed

EUGENE, Ore. — As the cold fall weather sets in, that when it’s time to think about putting your garden to bed for the winter. Master Gardener Ross Penhallegon from the OSU Extension Service explains some ways you can get your garden ready.

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