Growers and researchers seek short, tidy and tough trees that can coexist with utilities When the power goes out in a storm, daily life halts abruptly. Our TVs go dark; we can’t cook our food or keep it cold, much less brew coffee, charge our many electronic devices or turn up the heat. We are […]
When I grew up in southeast Portland in the 1950s and ’60s, my parents grew plenty of food in our yard. The parking strip in front of our house supported apple, peach, pear, plum and quince trees. The backyard held a full size cherry tree that boasted sweet fruit, provided comforting shade and supported both […]
Oregon leads the way in production of this diverse family of beautiful landscape trees.
Growers highlight native plants and underutilized selections for stormwater management systems.
With their eye-catching color and ease of care, annual flowers remain popular among all generations of gardeners.
People born around the turn of the 21st century are digitally obsessed and socially charged — and they’re the fastest growing group of garden consumers in the country.
Sun-dappled perennials, grasses, shrubs and conifers make green spaces sparkle.
Experts from near and far recommend options for diversifying — and strengthening — the urban canopy.
Oregon is a key player in the breeding and production of Acer rubrum, one of the country’s most successful shade trees.
Initiatives such as the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
are spurring the movement to repair damaged ecosystems, one garden at a time.