Dan’s Garden: Keeping Color All Year

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – There’s color all year round, even though gardens don’t always grow year round, and you can keep that color in your garden even in the dead of winter. OSU Master Gardener Mary Foster says one way she keeps color in the garden is by using different kinds of colorful art – … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: Earwings

MEDFORD, Ore. — Earwigs are kind of an ugly insect because they have pinchers in the back that they use for defense, but earwigs are the most challenging insects to control in the garden. Simple ideas include taking a newspaper, spritzing it with some water inside and rolling it up. Earwigs like moisture and dark … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: Fire Resistant Plants

MEDFORD, Ore. — Plants that we put in our yard are important in fire safety. The OSU Master Gardeners say people need to be aware of how to protect themselves and really one of the best ways is to keep your plants healthy and well watered. For example, dried juniper would go up like a … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: Freezer Jam

Summer typically provides an abundance of fresh fruit. Preserving them can be pretty simple and only requires three ingredients! Four cups of strawberry, one and a half cups of sugar or Splenda, and pectin is all that’s needed. By mashing the strawberries, mixing these ingredients and stirring well you will find a taste of summer … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: Low-Water Plants

Some plants can tolerate the heat better than others, and during the current heat wave, gardeners feel they must be constantly watering. Many are unaware that a lot of plants are drought resistant. For more information, consult the OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: Jackson County: 541-776-7371 Josephine County: 541-476-6613 Klamath County: 541-883-7131 Curry County: 541-247-6672

Dan’s Garden: Cucumber Bugs

MEDFORD, Ore.– Cucumber bugs can decimate a garden, but there is a way to control them without pesticides. There are two varieties of these bugs, a stripe and a spotted cucumber beetle. These critters can eat your plants to the ground. One way to control them, is to use a woven cloth. By using a … Continue reading »

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For more information, consult the OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: Jackson County: 541-776-7371 Josephine County: 541-476-6613 Klamath County: 541-883-7131 Curry County: 541-247-6672.

Dan’s Garden: Hanging Basket Help

NEAR JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — This is the time of year when beautiful hanging baskets are just about everywhere, but they can be expensive to buy. OSU Master Gardener Cicely Fleury has some tips for making your own. For more information, consult the OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: Jackson County: 541-776-7371 Josephine County: 541-476-6613 Klamath County: 541-883-7131 … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: Bugs in your Garden

MEDFORD, Ore. — After dark, you may notice little pests roaming around in your gardens. As Marsha explains, in order to prevent your crops from being damaged, it’s important to know what type of bug is doing the feeding before you purchase the right product. For more information, consult the OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines– Jackson … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: Seeds

MEDFORD, Ore. — Spring is here, and There is still time to get your seeds in the ground! Meteorologist Dan Pope joins the OSU Master Gardener Mary Foster to explain how soil block seeding works. Most gardeners use plastic pots, but some are turning to a new gadget to get those seeds growing and reduce … Continue reading »