Sun-dappled perennials, grasses, shrubs and conifers make green spaces sparkle.
Landscapers are looking beyond conifers to these trees offering year-round foliage, flowers, drought tolerance and cold hardiness.
Experts from near and far recommend options for diversifying — and strengthening — the urban canopy.
Plant breeders, propagators and marketers: all perform crucial roles in the successful roll out of new plant varieties.
The trend toward drought-tolerant natives requires stewardship and a focus on form and function.
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.
There’s growing appreciation for the excitement and entertainment value provided by flowers in shades from pistachio to pine.
Repeat-blooming hydrangeas and hardy, more colorful echinaceas are just two examples of market-tested plants that found renewed life through varietal improvement.
Growers and landscapers stand to gain when community members create edible-friendly green spaces on public lands.