Homeowners Trying to Reduce Water Use

PHOENIX, Ore. – Homeowners have taken steps to reduce the water usage in their own yards as the region goes through drought conditions. Landscapers said some homeowners are opting to put things into yards that don’t consume water, like rocks and bark. They said in the summer months, those alternative landscaping options become more popular … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Drought Tolerant Plants

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon is experiencing an unusually dry year, which is expected to be harder on plants in the heat of the summer. Some plants can flourish in dry weather after initial planting. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor met OSU Master Gardener Laurin Parker out ‘In the Garden’ to see the variety of plants that can … 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