In The Garden: Deadheading Plants

Medford, Ore. — Weeding is one way to clean up your garden and keep it looking clean, but another chore that needs to be done this time of year is deadheading. Deadheading involves removing spent blooms to promote new blossom growth on most perennials. OSU Extension Master Gardener Laurin Parker said the reasons for deadheading … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Out of Control Plants

Medford, Ore. — If you’re green thumb is working a little too well and some of your plants are growing out of control, you’ll have to downsize. To fix the problem you can reduce the size of the mother plant by removing a portion of the offspring. ┬áIf you remove the complete plant, including the … Continue reading »

New Program Helps Water Conservation

ASHLAND, Ore. — The city of Ashland is helping residents replace their lawns with drought resistant plants, all in an effort to conserve water. This month, the city launched a new program in which approved applicants can remove their lawn, add drought tolerant plants and even low volume water irrigation units. When the work is … Continue reading »

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 »