In The Garden: Adding vibrant colors with salvia flowers

Posted: May. 23, 2019 10:46 PM

Looking to add some bright colors to your garden? Salvia is a great plant that can handle the heat, and attracts hummingbirds too.

Special Reports


Special Report: Homeless Camp Costs

Last year, the Oregon Department of Transportation alone spent an estimated $1.8 million of taxpayer money cleaning up illegal homeless camps around the state.

Special Report: Playing with Safety

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease found in people with a history of repetitive brain trauma.


Special Report: Heroin in the City

With more opioid overdoses and younger addicts, the heroin crisis is a dangerous formula of supply and demand. And that demand is growing.

Special Report: Eugene woman helps others after daughter's suicide

Roxanne Wilson is creating a nonprofit to help teens learn the skills they need to survive in today's world.

Weight of Survival: Springfield couple reunites with Nevada teen

The survivors of the Route 91 shooting live with the weight of survival every day.

Weight of Survival: Springfield man helps save teen in Las Vegas shooting

Nick Campbell has been looking for Wayne Lowell ever since the night of the Las Vegas shooting more than seven months ago.

Weight of Survival: Springfield couple carries survivor's guilt after shooting

The Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting killed 58 and left many more with survivor's guilt.

Special Report: Family hopes to find killer in 1975 cold case

Shirley Wallace was murdered 43 years ago in Eugene, and the killer has never been found.

Special Report: Road to Recovery

Eight months after a horrific crash on I-5 left five horses dead, the brother and sister injured in the crash continue their quest to do what they love and get back in the saddle.

Family seeks tips to find missing father

Bob Richardson vanished on Valentine's Day in 2012 and was never heard from, or seen, again.

Search continues for missing Roseburg man

Eugene Armstrong was last seen in Sutherlin, on his way to Salem. No one knows if he ever made it there.

Semi Safety: KEZI 9 News investigates dangerous truck drivers

KEZI 9 News spent several months combing through inspection data and working with state officials to see just how safe the trucking industry is, or isn't. This is part 1 of our 2-part investigation.

Search continues for missing Springfield mother

"With no leads, no crumbs, we don't know where to start again," said Kamara Houston, Judy Parker's daughter.

Detectives are determined to solve Lane County murder case

Joni Marie Grigsby was killed in June of 1995 and detectives are confident her killer will be found.

Springfield police not giving up on solving cold case

Dorothy Ashley was killed inside her home in August of 2016.

Local captain fights fires and cancer

Fire-related cancer shows hidden dangers lurking behind the smoke.

Corvallis father continues search for missing son

"It was like he was here one day then gone the next and never heard from," said Donald Long, Chris's father.


Some pet owners give their furry friends marijuana.

Police crack down on dangerous drug in Oregon

In a KEZI 9 News Special Report, anchor Sean Cuellar investigated street drugs and a new class of drug, fentanyl, which is proving to be a game changer.

SPECIAL REPORT: Putting DNA to the test

KEZI 9 News tested three at-home ancestry DNA kits.

Project Safe Family

Former NBA player warns students about addiction

A former NBA players shared his life story and struggle with addiction to high school students.

New study finds shocking results about teens and sexting

A new study looks at how often teens under the age of 18 are receiving and sending sexts.

Study: parents shouldn't provide teens with alcohol

Research shows that allowing your teen to drink before the legal drinking age does not offer protection against alcohol abuse.

Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link?

A new study shows there could be a link between social media use and teen suicide and depression.

Anti-bullying app helps to stop bullying in schools and workplaces

An anti-bullying app is giving more power victims and witnesses.

Family says bullying at school put their son in the hospital

Parents said bullying at the school landed their son in a hospital to be treated for depression and an eating disorder.

Study: teens who vape more likely to smoke cigarettes within year

E-cigarettes seem like they offer a safer alternative to regular cigarettes but a new study is showing the one may not actually keep teens from using the other.

New law holds parents accountable for school bullying

A New York town is cracking down on bullying by holding parents accountable for their children's actions.

Teens ask lawmakers to raise tobacco age to 21

A group of high school students in Massachusetts is taking a stand against tobacco companies.

Burger King takes on bullying with ad

Burger King takes customers by surprise with compelling, provocative social experiment.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle


Junction City students win BRING Recycling challenge

The Green Team at Territorial Elementary School won first place in the school product design challenge with a bike-powered compost turner.


Spring Clean Up event set for Saturday in Springfield

Springfield residents can do a little spring cleaning this weekend.


Lane County plans hazardous waste roundup

Do you have paint, household cleaners or other hazardous waste you want to get rid of?


Free document shredding event held in Eugene

Northwest Community Credit Union is teaming up with NextStep Recycling to host Docs & Data Shred and Recycle Day.

Do you have winter storm debris? Lane County opening disposal sites

The county is opening four temporary locations where you can drop off downed trees, branches and limbs for free.

Cottage Grove celebrating 25 years as a Tree City USA

Cottage Grove is celebrating a big honor this weekend.

In The Garden


In The Garden: Adding vibrant colors with salvia flowers

Looking to add some bright colors to your garden? Salvia is a great plant that can handle the heat, and attracts hummingbirds too.


In The Garden: All about begonias

There are many colors of begonias, both flowers and leaves. In this week's In The Garden we take a look at some of the different types.


In The Garden: Adding 'living coral' to you garden

Living Coral is the color of the year. A orangy coral color can be found in many flowers and plants that thrive in Western Oregon.


In The Garden: Finding groundcover that works for your yard

Groundcover is a great way to add color to your yard with low-maintenance plants. Caleb Johnson from Johnson Brothers Garden Market has details about some good groundcover for our area.


In The Garden: Planting in clay soils

Soil conditioner and lime can help you plants thrive in clay soil.


In The Garden: A balance of sunlight and water keeps houseplants alive

In this week's In The Garden, Caleb Johnson gives tips on how to keep houseplants alive.

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week: Jelly

Jelly can go to a family with dog-savvy older kids.

Pet of the Week: Eggs

Eggs is gentle and sweet and already knows basic commands such as “sit” and “down”.

Pet of the Week: Barry

Barry is friendly and good with children of all ages.

Pet of the Week: Izzie

Izzie would do best in a quiet home where her new family will love and spoil her.

Pet of the Week: Toto

This young dog would make a great addition to many different families.

Pet of the Week: Sally

This Labrador retriever mix is a sweet dog who knows basic obedience commands and is ready to leave the shelter.

Consumer Reports

Save money on your water bill

Heating water is the second biggest expense in your house. Consumer Reports says you can bring the cost down by following these simple tips.

Make your home smarter

Ready to make your home smarter and safer? Consumer Reports has tips on where to start.

Consumer Reports issues toddler booster seats warning

Consumer Reports found that the load-bearing components at the rear of four popular toddler seats break when tested with dummies whose weight nears the seat’s limits for its harness system.

Consumer Reports: Is too much screen time harming children?

With all that time on devices, young eyes and ears could be harmed. Consumer Reports has what you need to know for safer screen time and audio levels.

Consumer Reports: Tips to make your cell-phone battery last longer

Consumer Reports experts reveal some simple tricks to keep your battery running as long as possible.

Consumer Reports: Fed up with robocalls?

According to a study, scam calls will account for nearly half of all mobile calls by 2019.

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