The concept of designed plant communities combines the synergy of nature with the order and beauty of horticulture Some neighbors are better than others. They’ll take in your mail, watch your dog or bring you soup when you’re sick. Then there are those who fight over boundaries or play their music at 2 a.m. So […]
By Conner Olsen and Alec Kowalewski In times of drought, outdoor water-use restrictions are most often focused on landscape water use, and implemented in terms of the number of days per week for which watering is allowed. This method, although effective at reducing water use, neglects to consider ideal irrigation frequency for maintaining the health […]
The Greenhouse Issue From growing under the seasonally gray sky of the Pacific Northwest, to matching up perennials and grasses for compact urban landscapes, the Greenhouse Issue will bring you up to speed on how Oregon prepares for spring. In this issue: Small, tall and packed together: The trend toward smaller spaces drives intensive use of perennials […]
The trend toward smaller spaces drives intensive use of perennials and grasses The midcentury ranch house with the huge yard is a thing of the past. Replacing it is the tall house with a small yard — and that’s changing the shape of home landscaping. Everywhere across the country, homebuilders are squeezing as many new homes […]
Oregon leads the way in production of this diverse family of beautiful landscape trees.
Oregon Department of Agriculture issues update on Japanese beetle eradication effort
Whether lining streets, beautifying parks or brightening compact spaces with their beautiful blooms, flowering cherry and plum trees can’t be beat.
Flowering cherry and plum trees grace the cover of the July issue — plus, preview the Farwest Show New Varieties Showcase.
The new issue of Digger magazine features stormwater management and a deluge of educational opportunities.
The Ornamental Plant Breeding Program develops new plants with an eye on how they function in modern, low-input landscapes.