“Bee-Friendly” Plants May Harm Bees

EUGENE, Ore. — A new report found so-called “bee friendly” plants that are on sale at Lowe’s, Walmart and Home Depot may actually be harming bees. The study was released by Friends of the Earth and allies, including Beyond Toxics. Researchers found 51 percent of garden plant samples purchased at top garden retailers in 18 … 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: 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: 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: Watering Your Plants

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been a pretty hot summer, which means your plants need lots of water. Caleb Johnson from Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows the right way to water your plants in the garden. Click on the video above to watch his tips and tricks for watering plants.

In the Garden: Prune Like a Pro

EUGENE, Ore. — In order to keep your plants in top shape, you need to prune them now and then. Caleb from Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows how you can prune like a pro.

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 »

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 »

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 »