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Pacific Dogwood
Sarah Uebel | January 29, 2016

One of my favorite local sites in the spring is the blooming pacific dogwood trees as I drive over the Lewisburg Saddle.

Tiger Lily Flower
Tiger Lily- garden jewel of the Northwest
Sarah Uebel | January 28, 2016

Tiger lilies are so showy, it’s hard to believe they are native wildflowers.

Plant some Oregon sunshine!
Sarah Uebel | January 27, 2016

Oregon sunshine is loved by gardeners and pollinators alike. It’s easy to see why.

Bee pollinating a camas flower near the Willamette River. © M. Evelyn
Camas: culturally signficant and beautiful
Crystal Durbecq | January 26, 2016

If you don’t already have camas in your yard, here are some reasons why you should.

mock orange flower
Plant Native Shrubs in Your Landscape!
Sarah Uebel | January 26, 2016

Describes some of the shrubs you need and the reasons why.

dusky pink showy milkweed flowers
Plant a Patch of Milkweed!
Heath Keirstead | January 13, 2016

Are you considering planting milkweed to save the monarchs? Milkweed has beautifully intricate, dusky-rose flowers and it’s the larval host for the monarch butterfly. The abundant nectar of milkweed flowers attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, honey bees, native bees, and other beneficial insects. Now are you considering planting milkweed to save the monarchs? BUT- planting ONE showy

Native Bumble Bees – Important Pollinators in the Willamette Valley
Jamie Powell | December 16, 2015

Bumble bees are some of the primary pollinator insects in the Pacific Northwest, and they are especially important for native plant pollination.

Rain Garden I
Heath Keirstead | November 30, 2015

Beth Young’s Rain Garden Design

Shade Garden Design
Heath Keirstead | November 30, 2015

Beth Young’s Shade Garden Design

Native and Edible: A Backyard Design
Heath Keirstead | November 30, 2015

Native edibles are low-care (if planted in the right place) because they are uniquely adapted to our soil, weather and seasons. While they are providing berries for our jam, they are also feeding and housing our birds, bees, bugs and other native critters that badly need our help.

Wildlife Garden Design
Jenny Brausch | November 30, 2015

The key ingredients to a healthy wildlife environment are shelter, food and water. This design incorporates all three of these important features.

Butterflies and Beneficials Garden Design
Heath Keirstead | November 30, 2015

This beneficials attracting garden plan is a low, sunny border planting, 30’ wide by 5’ deep.

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