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Jackson County Leaf Directory

Home and Living

Divert leaves from burn piles, storm drains and the landfill ~ Send them to compost piles, garden beds, and landscapes! Leaf Exchange Program – Jackson County Air Quality: The Leaf Exchange Program gives residents an alternative to burning leaves, which contributes to particulate matter and other pollutants in the air. Jackson County Air Quality compiles […]

September 3, 2015View Post
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Wildflowers in Fall and Winter

Grange News

Wildflowers in the Fall and Winter? Yes! Here’s why: Most of the hardy wildflower species used in mixes intended for ‘naturalizing’ (becoming established in the landscape as though it were a natural, native species) require winter chilling, and even freezing, to prepare them to germinate naturally in the late-Winter to very early Spring. By sowing […]

September 2, 2015View Post
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Growing Great Garlic

Lawn and Garden

Select Your Type The garlics grown for cooking are found mostly in two species: Allium ophioscordon, the hard-neck types, and Allium sativum, the soft-neck types. The hard-neck garlic bolts in spring to produce a woody flower stalk with bulblets atop. Plant the bulblets and you’ll harvest garlic “scallions” the next spring. Hard-necks are favored by knowledgeable […]

September 1, 2015View Post
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Flowering Cabbage & Kale

Lawn and Garden

Information on Flowering Cabbage & Kale The highly ornamental, brightly colored versions of cabbage and kale are grown for their flashy colors throughout the cool-season.  They make good companions with winter pansies from fall to spring, and  they require the same growing conditions as conventional cabbage and kale.  They also grow well in containers; however, […]

August 30, 2015View Post
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Controlling Diseases & Insects in Fruit Trees

Lawn and Garden

Dormant Sprays These sprays are designed to be used while the trees are in their dormant stage. These products are used mainly to control diseases on plants. Four applications are optimal; the most essential of these sprays are the first and last. 1ST – In the fall after leaf drop has begun. 2ND – Approximately […]

June 30, 2015View Post
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The Nursery at Your Local Grange Co-op

Grange News

Whether you’re looking for vegetable and herb starts, annuals and perennials, or shrubs and trees, you’ll find a wide selection of hardy, high quality live plants at your local Grange Co-op nursery. We take pride in being your source for dozens of the most popular, sought-after varieties for southern Oregon gardens and landscaping. Our nursery […]

June 3, 2015View Post
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Canning Your Own Fruits and Vegetables

Home and Living

Preserve your garden’s surplus produce. Grange Co-op has all the supplies for canning fruits and vegetables at our local stores, and select canning items available online at grangecoop.com. Visit our Canning Headquarters Department to see more. The True Value Hardwarians are here to help you learn how to can your own fruit and vegetables with […]

June 1, 2015View Post
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Gardening For a Long Dry Summer

Lawn and Garden

Note: This article was written for a drought year but the advice is relevant for any summer… The winter has been drier than usual here in the Pacific Northwest, so there is not as much moisture stored in the soil. Watering may be limited in some places because of this year’s drought. Aside from these […]

May 31, 2015View Post
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Ladybugs

Lawn and Garden

Ladybugs (Hippodamia convergens) Keep refrigerated (35-40° F) until ready to use After receiving your package of ladybugs (seasonally available), leave the bag sealed and place it in a refrigerator, or other cool place. This calms the ladybugs down from their shipping experience. Early evening is the best time to release them, and gives them all […]

May 19, 2015View Post

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