In the Garden: Butterflies & Milkweed

Medford, Ore. — Monarch butterflies are beautiful, but are also important as pollinators.  Monarch butterflies depend on milkweed plants for life.  In fact, the plant is the only larval host for monarch butterflies. Milkweed is disappearing for a variety of reasons including new developments, the repeated use of glyphosate and roadside management. That’s why OSU … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Planting Succulents

Medford, Ore. — Succulents are a great option for those without a green thumb.  They do well in different environments and don’t need too much attention. If you would like more information, watch our ‘In the Garden’ segment or contact the OSU Master Gardener near you. Jackson County - (541) 776-7371 Josephine County - (541) 476-6613 Klamath … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Germinating Seeds

Medford, Ore. – If the summer temperatures have you thinking about your summer garden, you can start preparing now.  You can do that by germinating summer plant seeds. OSU Master Gardener Laurin Parker said, “We can actually start them indoors so we can get a nice plant going and then put it outside when the … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Caring for Roses

Medford, Ore. – OSU Master Gardeners say the basic rule of rose care is fertilizing every six weeks. When it comes to fertilizing, they say you can use systemic fertilizer or an organic fertilizer.  If you chose the organic fertilizer you’ll have to take an extra step to control bugs. Along with pests, you’ll be dealing with … Continue reading »

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: Tomatoes for Next Year

MEDFORD, Ore. — As you plan next year’s garden, it’s time to start thinking about tomatoes. OSU Master Gardener Jane Moyer discusses the difference between heirloom and hybrid tomatoes in planning for next year’s garden. Heirloom tomatoes are open-pollinated (pollinated by wind, birds, insects, but not by mechanical means), the seeds replicate the parent plant; … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Gourds

You’ve seen them everywhere from the garden, to the grocery store, to the craft store. In this segment, we talk about gourds. OSU Master Gardener Laurin Parker joins us in the garden to show the different uses of gourds, including using gourds as a bird’s nest and using them for decoration. The OSU Master Gardeners … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Geraniums

OSU Master Gardener Jim and Dotti Becker join us in the garden to talk about geraniums. In the video above, Jim and Dotti explain scented geraniums. They talk about the beauty of their leaves shape, color, texture and, of course, scent. They also discuss how to cook with scented geraniums. The OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Changing Beds

When the season changes, you should also change your garden beds. In the video above, OSU Master Gardener Teresa Reavis talks about changing beds for the changing season. 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

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 »

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