Companion Plantings: Tomatoes and Roses by Laveryne Gray

This past winter I was reading my gardening books and searching the internet for ideas on growing vegetables near each other that may be beneficial to each other. I came across several references saying roses and tomatoes make good companions in the garden. This...

Fall Care for Roses by Laveryne Gray

It is now time to start preparing roses for winter. Deadheading: Around mid or late September is a good time to stop deadheading re-blooming roses. The purpose of deadheading roses is to encourage new growth so new flowers will develop. When you stop removing spent...

Gardening with Chickens by Jane Sommers

As chickens become more common in urban back yards one might wonder: why give up valuable gardening space to become a micro poultry farmer? One reason might seem obvious: eggs. Commercial hens, even with current USDA regulations, do not lead very comfortable...

Vegetable Gardening in Raised Beds by Jane Sommers

Autumn is a great time to start thinking about building raised vegetable garden beds for next year’s crop. This article will give you some ideas for designing and using raised beds. So why should you consider raised beds? Isn’t it just easier (and possibly cheaper) to...

Dazzling Perennials by Carol DeCoursey

Meet the Dazzling Perennials Recap of September Speaker Dave Doolittle By Carol DeCoursey On September 26, Marion County Master Gardeners met old perennial friends — all decked out in exotic new colors. Dave Doolittle of Petal Heads Nursery in West Linn made the...