City of Eugene Sowing Seeds

EUGENE, Ore — The City of Eugene is sowing seeds and ensuring native habitats stay native. The City’s Parks and Open Space department oversees over 70 developed parks and over 2,500 acres of open space. If there’s a renovation project, plants and seeds are required. In 2006, the city opted to cultivate its own seeds … Continue reading »

Hundreds Turn Out For Spring Plant Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of people eager for spring stocked up on herbs, veggies and flowers at Saturday’s Food For Lane County plant sale. The annual spring sale benefits the non-profit’s garden programs. The GrassRoots Garden was packed as soon at the sale started, and coordinators say about 1,000 people attend over the course of … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Plant Fruits and Berries

EUGENE, Ore. — You might be busy enjoying your favorite fruits and berries this time of year. But now’s the time to plant fruit trees and berries so they’re ready for next year. Caleb Johnson of Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows us how to get started in the garden.

In the Garden: Evergreen Plants

EUGENE, Ore. — With fall approaching, it’s the perfect time to pick out some unique plants for your garden. Caleb Johnson at Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows us some evergreens that will make your garden stand out. Those plants include bamboo, daphne rosemary, Elijah blue and pyracantha.

In the Garden: Gardens in Containers

EUGENE, Ore. — Container gardening is a lot of fun, and you can grow more things than you think in a container. It’s also great if you don’t have much space and want to bring a little nature to a storefront, patio, or a deck. Some plants that grow well in containers are raspberry shortcake, … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Planting for Fall

EUGENE, Ore. —¬†It’s not too late to plant your favorite vegetables for a fall harvest. Caleb Johnson from Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows us the best things to plant for fall.

Helping ShelterCare Residents Garden

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Volunteers from the Eugene Hilton teamed up with ShelterCare Saturday morning to help build garden beds for those in need. The group began work Saturday¬†morning outside ShelterCare’s Afiya Apartments. The Afiya Program serves low-income indviduals with psychiatric disabilities at high risk of homelessness. ShelterCare leaders say this project gives the residents a … Continue reading »

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 »

Summer Plant Sale Benefits Food Bank

EUGENE, Ore. — Mid-May in Oregon is a perfect time to plant your summer garden. This weekend you can pick up organic vegetables and flowers for a great price and help Food for Lane County. Saturday, the youth farm is hosting it’s third annual Summer Plant Sale. Ted Purdy, the Youth Farm Coordinator, talks about … Continue reading »

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 »

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