Oregonlive.com gardening blogger Kym Pokorny has musings on borderline hardy plants, how the current weather may affect them, and what gardeners may do if these plants don’t survive this year. She includes paraphrased comments from Cistus Nursery owner Sean Hogan.
Salem (Ore.) Statesman-Journal columnist Carol Alice Currie wrote a column about the merits of real Christmas trees versus fake Christmas trees. Both sides get to give their arguments, which is nice because it will help those in the general public realize there is a debate. They shouldn’t just assume that plastic trees are the way […]
We’ve all heard the myths when it comes to Christmas tree care: “Cut diagonally,” “Add Sprite,” “Take two inches off the stem,” and so forth. Well, the OSU Extension Service just put out a Q & A article that debunks several of the myths as well as taking the mystery out of Christmas tree care […]
From a gardener’s point of view.
Sid Raisch, president of Horticultural Advantage, has some thoughts on what nurseries should be doing to adapt to future changes in the green industry. California nurseryman Trey Pittsenberger and blogger added to the discussion with thoughts here and here. All three posts address the question: as a grower, what are you doing to make sure […]
What’s one of the best investments you can make in your home? If you’re a member of our target audience, you probably know the answer. As it turns out, Portland-based personal finance blogger J.D. Roth and his wife, Kris, (both college classmates of mine) know it as well, and yesterday, Kris shared a wealth of […]