Garden Projects
Bee Friendly Garden

Natives to Attract Bees

Though native bees and other insects also serve as pollinators, honey bees provide most of the pollination for hundreds of our favorite food crops.

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Attracting Beneficials

Attracting Beneficials

Beneficials come in many shapes and sizes and each help your garden in their own way, including controlling pests and pollinating plants.

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Create a Bird Haven

Create a Bird Haven

Our combination of rivers, parks and mild climate allows Portland to host a vast array of birds and wildlife, and many will visit or even nest in local yards given a few simple provisions.

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Forcing Bulbs

Forcing Bulbs

Forcing is the process of hastening a plant to maturity, or of growing it to the flowering or fruiting stage out of its normal season.

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Attracting Butterflies

Attracting Butterflies

Many butterflies are native to our region and one way to be able to best attract them is by planting natives.

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Attract Hummingbirds

Attract Hummingbirds

With a little planning, you can be sure to provide something in bloom for hummingbirds throughout the season with a variety of native plants.

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Gardening with Kids

Gardening with Kids

Gardening with children can be one of the most rewarding experiences for both the child and their parents or mentors.

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Installing a Seed Lawn

Installing a Seed Lawn

The optimal time to seed a lawn in the Pacific Northwest is between September 1st and October 15; but second best is between April 15th and June 15th.

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Living with Mason Bees

Living with Mason Bees

You too can become a bee keeper with mason bees! The orchard mason bee (Osmia lignaria) is a small solitary bee which lives in thin reeds or holes left behind by other insects.

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Fall Mulching

Fall Mulching

We all know that great plants start with cultivating great soil. And the key to building soil tilth is to add organic matter.

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Rain Gardens & Bioswales

Rain Gardens & Bioswales

A Rain Garden is a planted depression where run-off is directed to soak back into the soil naturally rather than run into storm drains.

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Rock Gardens

Rock Gardens

An open, south or southwest facing slope with plenty of sun is an ideal site for a rock garden.

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Holiday Cheer Baskets

Winter Cheer Baskets

Celebrate the season with the smell of conifers using Noble Fir and Incense Cedar and many others to create your own winter basket!

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Xeriscaping

Xeriscaping

Xeriscaping is landscaping and gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation.

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