While walking past my collection of harvested winter squash the other day, I noticed that one of them had a large spot near the stem that looked different.
It is the time of year for a Christmas Cactus or poinsettia — or maybe both — to appear in your home to help wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
I recently read a fascinating book about the original plants that have become the food we eat today.
Are you experiencing garden withdrawal symptoms with the onset of our chilly, wet, fall weather? I know I am.
In our gardens, we tend to focus on the plants because that's what we can see and, in the case of vegetables, eat.
In the fall, our attention is often on harvesting garden crops. But fall is also the time to plant some things, including garlic.
The changing color of leaves in the fall never fails to delight me.
The question comes up every year. Shall I dig my dahlia tubers and store them for the winter, or is it OK to leave them in the ground?
When we think of pumpkins, probably most of us think of them as lanterns, with comical carved faces. Or pie.
That frosty cold snap last week almost "caught me flat-footed," as my dad used to say. But it did make me realize that we need to talk about storing some of our garden produce for winter eating.
Mulch and compost are both soil-enrichment materials that can be made from all those leaves beginning to fall from your — and your neighbor's — trees.
Fall flowers often burst forth golden hues, which is probably one reason I'm so fond of Japanese anemones (Anemone hupehensis).
Shorter days with fewer hours of intense heat remind vegetable gardeners that we are once again entering the weather cycle that moves us toward fall.
Irises are one of the near-perfect plants, in my opinion. They are tough, take little water or fertilizer, are deer-resistant, and best of all they bloom in a variety of gorgeous colors.
It often seems that instructions for making your own compost involve having a lot of space for the project. But what if you live in a condo or on a city lot with little space in which to garden?
Spider mites are a common plant pest at this time of year, as they like it hot and dry. But some things we do might make it even harder to control them.
Unless you haven't been in the Rogue Valley this summer, or you live without television, radio or newspaper, you surely are aware of the bad fire season we're having.
While we have heard quite a lot about how the forest fire smoke in the Rogue Valley is likely to affect people, I have also found it interesting to note how it is affecting my garden.
I went camping last weekend, and so did a few yellow jackets. They weren't out on a weekend getaway, of course — they live somewhere near the campground.
Tomato plants at a standstill? Raspberries not setting berries well? Some of your ornamentals getting sunburned leaves?
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