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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
EUGENE, Ore. — It’s not quite that time to take down your tomato plants. You can actually grow them outside until the first frost hits. To do that though, watch Ross Penhallegon’s tips on how to prevent your tomatoes from cracking when it rains.
EUGENE, Ore. — Keeping weeds away from your plants is every gardener’s wish. Master Gardener Ross Penhallegon shows us some tricks to fend off weeds.
EUGENE, Ore. — The cold weather is about the settle in for the winter, so make sure your gardening equipment is ready. Master Gardener Ross Penhallegon shows how to keep your hoses from cracking in the freezing weather.
Save your garden, save the world? It sounds like a strange concept, but Master Gardener Ross Penhallegon shows us how growing our own food or buying locally can help more than just your pocketbook.