What to do? What to do?

It’s September already. In case you’re looking at the garden and feeling a little overwhelmed, here are OSU’s tips on what to do this month. My guess is that if you live here in the Valley, you can ignore all of the “if frost threatens”...

In case you were wondering…

as we have been, what’s happening with Master Gardener training for 2021 – Here’s the answer. It’s going to be a very different year, just like 2020, Well, hopefully not quite like 2020, but certainly not what we’re all accustomed to. And...

Brainteaser?

Here’s a little challenge for you. True confession: I had to look up some of the answers.  Drop me an email: webmastermcmga@gmail.com and I’ll send you a copy with the answers. Have fun. (No, I didn’t make this up myself.) Garden Quiz – No...

Obituary for a grand old lady of 194

Next time you bite into a crisp juicy apple…. or indulge in a yummy pie…. or spread apple butter on your toast, tip your hat to Vancouver’s heritage apple tree. Even if most of the varieties we enjoy today didn’t originate from this tree,...

Update on the seeds from China

Update in case you receive those seeds…. which have begun appearing in Oregon mailboxes: From the OSU (Oregon) Master Gardener Program “[Oregon Department of Agriculture] officials asked anyone who receives mystery seeds not to open them and to send the...