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.

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 gardenĀ using sage, oregano, thyme, rosemary and more. Click here for more gardening tips.

Willagillespie Celebrates New Garden

EUGENE, Ore. — What better day than Earth Day to open a garden? That’s what some local elementary school students did. The garden at Willagillespie Elementary includes raspberries, lettuce, peas, garlic and much more. Students celebrated its completion by running through a balloon arch and singing. School administrators say volunteers and more than four years … Continue reading »

The Buzz on Bees

EUGENE, Ore. — Interest in backyard beekeeping is growing. More urban farmers are setting up hives, benefiting from bees pollinating plants and flowers plus the honey. If anyone is interested in becoming a backyard beekeeper, they can attend Glorybee Foods’ 38th Annual Bee Weekend. Alan Turnaski, Vice President of Glorybee, join KEZI 9 News live … 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.

Plant Sale Benefits Food for Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — The seeds have been planted and now the starter plants are ready for anyone hoping to get a jumpstart on their garden. Food for Lane County is hosting its annual Spring Plant Sale Saturday. Hundreds of plants will be transported to Food for Lane County’s Grassroots Garden for the spring sale. Half … Continue reading »

Healthy Bees Create Healthy Gardens

EUGENE, Ore. — Along with warmer weather and spring flowers come the honey bees. An effort is under way in Eugene to provide them with a healthy environment. The honey bees are buzzing, and in one Eugene neighborhood they’re thriving, thanks to the neighbors like Beth Little. There’s a bee hive is in her yard. … Continue reading »

Rain Gardens Reduce Pollutants

EUGENE, Ore. — Rain. It’s nothing new in Oregon, but what’s relatively new, a gardening concept to divert rain water off the streets. When it rains in urban areas, all the water filtrates down the streets picking up contaminants and sediments along the way. The idea with a rain garden is to let the rain … Continue reading »

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 »

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