Flowering Cabbage & Kale

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, […]

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Growing Great Garlic

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 […]

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Jackson County Leaf Directory

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 […]

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Horticultural Bulletin: The Fall Webworm

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 […]

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How to care for citrus plants in fall and winter

If you have citrus trees or plants, you’ve likely been enjoying your own oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit and kumquats fresh off the branches as they’ve been growing and thriving in the warm summer temperatures. With fruits packing lots of Vitamin C and adding a tropical look to your garden, citrus can be a great addition […]

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Gardening For a Long Dry Summer

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 […]

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Deer Proofing Your Yard

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 […]

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