Plants that grow well on the Oregon Coast

For our Coastal friends, here are plants that will tolerate salt spray. Trees Acer ginnala Amur Maple Arbutus menziesii Pacific Madrone Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Port Orford Cedar Chamaecyparis obtuse Hinkoki Cypress Crataegus Hawthorn Cupressocypraris leylandii Leyland Cypress Ilex apuifolium English Holly Laurus nobilis Bay Laurel Picea sitchensis Sitka Spruce Pinus contorta Shore Pine Pinus mugho Mugo […]

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Growing horseradish

      Choosing a Site: Horseradish would love to have full sun. Partial shade would work but the rate of growth will decrease. Horseradish will grow in a deep container, like a whiskey barrel, very easily. The soil needed to grow horseradish needs to be well drained and have a pH of 5.5 to […]

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How to Grow Hops: Planting and care tips

Choosing a Site: Hops are best planted in full sun. Plants will perform best if planted in well drained soil. Soil in the Willamette Valley can be improved by adding a compost mix to the soil prior to planting. Hops have a very large root system and should not be kept in a container too […]

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Heaths and Heathers

      Choosing a Site: Heathers grow best in full sun, but can tolerate partial shade. Plants will perform best if planted in well drained acidic soil. Soil in the Willamette Valley can be improved by adding an acid planning mix to the soil prior to planting.   Planting: Prepare a hole that is […]

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Choosing Ornamental Grasses

    There are many ornamental grasses to choose from.  The question is which one is right for your garden? Here you will see which grasses: to use in rock gardens are a good specimen/accent prefer moist soil can be used as a boarder make a good screen/hedge prefer sun or shade can make a […]

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Growing Grapes in the Pacific Northwest

Choosing a Site: Grape vines require 2-3 years to produce a first harvest crop. They generally don’t reach full production until the fifth or sixth year. The first step to acquire the perfect grape is to choose a location that gets full sun. If possible choose a sloping site to help avoid spring frost damage. […]

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