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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
Grange Co-op Gift Cards

Grange Co-op Gift Cards

Clothing & Footwear

Assorted Gift Card Designs Grange Co-op Gift Cards are the right gift for anyone– especially when you’re not sure what they want! They are available in 5 amounts: $10, $25, $50, $100 or $250. You also get to choose from 5 colorful designs: Sporting Goods, Pet, Garden, Farm, and Clothing. Regardless of the design you […]

May 18, 2015View Post
Watering Garden

Am I overwatering my garden plants?

Lawn and Garden

You want to keep your thirsty garden plants sufficiently watered, especially during the hottest summer months, but how do you know when you’ve watered too much, or too often?  If plants are wilting, does that mean more water is needed? Why is overwatering bad, and what damage can you cause when you give too much […]

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Deer Proofing Your Yard

Lawn and Garden

Especially if your home is at the edge of a forest or even a smaller wooded area, more than likely you’ll be visited by deer from time to time. Depending on how many and how hungry those deer are, this can spell disaster for a number of the plants in your garden. The damage will […]

May 17, 2015View Post
Vegetables

Vegetable Gardeners: June is NOT Too Late!

Grange News

Gardening is a year-round process. Even though weather and timing are important, don’t be cheated out of crops of healthy, homegrown vegetables just because we have passed the end of May “deadline.” As Rogue Valley gardeners for many decades, we want to emphasize that it’s not too late to plant a great garden in June. […]

May 16, 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 14, 2015View Post
Fall Webworm

Horticultural Bulletin: The Fall Webworm

Lawn and Garden

The fall webworm comes from a North American native moth (Hyphantria cunea), family Arctiidea.  The moth lays egg masses in the early spring, which can hatch and be responsible for as many as 3 generations in one growing season in Southern Oregon.  The severe population explosion experienced in our area in 2011 was a bit […]

May 13, 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 […]

April 1, 2015View Post
May Lawn & Garden Tips

May Lawn & Garden Tips

Lawn and Garden

  Flower Beds: Fertilize rhododendrons and azaleas; Remove spent blossoms. Plant chrysanthemums for fall color. Plant dahlias in mid-May. Fertilize roses and control rose diseases such as mildew with a fungicide. Gardens: Monitor strawberries for spittlebugs and aphids with approved pesticides. Control cabbage worms in cabbage and cauliflower. Tiny holes in foliage and shiny, black […]

March 15, 2015View Post
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Family Gardening

Lawn and Garden

Family gardening reaps a host of benefits, but the bottom line is that it’s a lot of fun. You’re getting outside, spending family time together and creating memories, working towards common goals, and learning communication, responsibility, patience, and the cycle of life firsthand. Family gardening not only teaches your kids, but it also teaches you […]

March 4, 2015View Post

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