Question: As recent transplants to Oregon, we found the area below our home covered with the most beautiful green and yellow shrubbery. Now, our neighbors are telling us that it is a noxious weed that should be removed. Is it really that bad and, if so, what should we do to get rid of it?
The fall and winter of 2016 to 2017 has really delivered the moisture for central Douglas County. Depending on your location, we have seen anywhere from 45 to 50 inches of rainfall versus a normal average of 36 inches. This rainfall has been great for recharging groundwater and filling reser…
Question: Late last summer, my lawn and garden were invaded by a new weed. While it looked like a grass, it grew faster and taller than my lawn grass. The leaves were light green to yellowish, and if I didn’t mow, they grew with a long tapered tip and a yellow flower.
Question: I have moved into a new home that has several nice fruit trees. These trees have set a large number of fruit in clusters. I am worried that the tree limbs will break if I leave so many on each limb. Should I thin or remove some of the small fruit?
Planting a vegetable garden is a great way to have fresh, delicious and healthy food right at your fingertips. Few things are sweeter than a ripe strawberry on a June day, and a crisp, green salad fresh from the garden makes the perfect meal on a hot summer night.
Question: A few of my blueberry plants have suddenly turned brown, and the flowers look all dead. What’s happened to them, and can they be saved?