In the Garden: Fall Leaves

OSU Master Gardener Rhianna Simes joins us in the garden to talk about mulching with leaves. Here’s some of Rhianna’s suggestions: Add fallen leaves to raised beds, gardens, and around trees/shrubs to feed the worms, retain moisture, and protect the soil from rain and cold temperatures. Keep the leaf piles at least 3 inches away … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Planting Trees

MEDFORD, Ore. — This time of year is an ideal time to plant trees in our area. OSU Master Gardener Rhianna Simes tells you when and how to plant a tree. Simes says fall is the ideal time to plant trees in the Northwest, especially once they are dormant or have lost their leaves. Planting at … Continue reading »

Dan’s Garden: State Flower

Oregon’s state flower is evergreen. It has fall colors and edible berries. The bright yellow flowers are deer resistant and drought tolerant. There are several species to choose from – tall, short, and creeping. OSU Master Gardener Rhianna Simes explains more to Dan about the Oregon grape.