Saturday, March 26th, 2011 at 6:01 pm
The Oregon Association of Nurseries wants Oregonians to “buy local” when it comes to plants and supplies for the garden. Just in time for spring, gardeners in search of quality plants and gardening supplies — and helpful, professional and knowledgeable advice — will want to get their hands on the latest edition of the Retail Nursery Guide.
Published by the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN), the free gardening guide features 182 retail garden centers, specialty nurseries and suppliers throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. It also highlights nurseries involved in catalog or Internet sales, and 22 public gardens.
Detailed maps of Portland, Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, Portland, Springfield, and Vancouver, Wash., show exact locations of gardening resources. The state-view map includes general locations of gardening resources from Astoria to Klamath Falls and from Brookings to Enterprise, all of which are members of the OAN.
New this year, the enhanced guide lists OAN members involved in the landscape trade, including landscape designers, contractors, architects and arborists. The information can also be found online at www.oan.org under “Gardening Community.” Read the rest of this entry
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 4:29 pm
By Susan Clark
Now that spring is in the air, it’s time to get a start on the gardening season. Imagination and ideas can combine to create attractive garden settings. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out some of the following books at your local Library.
Get back to basics with Ecological Gardening: Your Safe Path to a Healthy, Beautiful Garden by Marjorie Harris. Dive into this book and dig up useful tips, get back to basics and create a lush and beautiful garden. This is a classic guide to gardening with the environment in mind.
If you dream of having an outdoor haven but don’t have the time to do all the work, it’s time to cheat! You’ll find simple, inexpensive, time-saving tricks in How to Cheat at Gardening and Yard Work: Shameless Tricks for Growing Radically Simple Flowers, Veggies, Lawns, Landscaping and More by Jeff Bredenberg. This book will give you time to sit back in your lawn chair with a cup of tea and one of these great gardening books. Read the rest of this entry