In the Garden: Squash and Gourd Planters

EUGENE, Ore. — Chances are you may have things around your yard that you can use to make a great fall centerpiece of vase. The first one is a pumpkin planter. Cut open a pumpkin and hollow it out. Add a couple scoops of potting mix. Put in a mum and some violas and top … Continue reading »

Florist Society Inducts Female President

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the oldest trade associations in America just elected its first female president, and she’s from Eugene. The Society of American Florists was charted by an act of Congress in 1884. The group represents the entire floriculture industry in North America. Shirley Lyons, owner of Dandelions Flowers and Gifts, is the … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Attracting Bees

EUGENE, Ore. — Bees can be a great help when it comes to growing your garden. Caleb Johnson from Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows us some easy ways to keep you garden buzzing.

In the Garden: Easy Plants

EUGENE, Ore. — If you like your garden to be low-maintenance, there are some easy plants you can add. Click on the video above to learn about bush roses, hostas and zinnias. And if you want some extra help planting roses, you can attend a free workshop. It happens Saturday, June 16 at 2 p.m. … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Edible Flowers

EUGENE, Ore. — Flowers are great way to add some beauty to your garden. But did you know that there are some flowers you can eat? Caleb Johnson at Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows how you can make your own flower salad.

In the Garden: Garden Bed Prep

EUGENE, Ore. — Before your start planting your favorite veggies and flowers this season, you need to prepare a garden bed. Caleb Johnson at Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shares his secrets for having the best soil for planting in the garden. If you’d like extra help getting your vegetable garden started, you can attend a free … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Hydrangeas

EUGENE, Ore. — Hydrangeas are a great plant to grow in the Willamette Valley, but did you know you can change their color? Caleb Johnson at Johnson Brothers Greenhouses explains how easy it is to do in the garden. If you’d like to learn more about hydrangeas, you can attend a free class at Johnson … Continue reading »

How to Plant a Container Garden

EUGENE, Ore. — Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and if you’re still stuck on what to get her, we can help. Caleb Johnson of Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows some special, easy techniques to use when planting a container garden.

School’s Flower Pots Returned

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The flower pots stolen from Centennial Elementary School were returned Friday morning. The school’s Girl Scout troop bought the flower pots with their cookie money, but someone stole the pots shortly after the girls put the pots outside of the school. School administration hopes the return of the flowers will help teach … Continue reading »

Donor Gives $250 to Girl Scouts

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Girl Scout troop, whose fundraising project was stolen, received a $250 anonymous donation. Earlier this week, someone stole some of the potted plants the girls had placed outside their school. Months-long work of raising the money, picking the flowers and planting them were gone over night. The girls vowed they wouldn’t … Continue reading »

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