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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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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Am I overwatering my garden plants?

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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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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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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Canning Your Own Fruits and Vegetables

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 Kitchen Department to see more. The True Value Hardwarians are here to help you learn how to can your own fruit and vegetables with this […]

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Drought Season Garden Tips

While it’s always wise to be water-conscious in the garden, during periods of drought it’s especially important to conserve H2O. And while less water may seem like a kiss of death to your garden, with a few simple water conservation strategies, your garden may actually be healthier and more productive than usual. Essential to water […]

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