top of page

Recommended Resources

OSU Extension Office

Monthly Garden Calendar

Produced by OSU Extension, each month provides reminders of key garden chores, such as fertilizing, pest control, planting, and maintenance.

Recommendations in this calendar are not necessarily applicable to all areas of Oregon. For more information, contact your local Extension office.

A PNW Extension Publication

Canning Fruits

From apples to berries to fruit juice, this complete guide on canning fruits will help you preserve your favorite natural treats. This complete guide will assist you in choosing the right equipment, preparing the fruit, and successfykky canning. With a combined effort from Washington State University, Oregon State University, and University of Idaho, this is Canning 101 at its finest.

Canning Fruits: A Pacific Northwest Extension Publication
Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products

A PNW Extension Publication

Canning Tomatoes

and Tomato Products

This publication covers how to select equipment, prepare equipment and tomatoes, pack jars, add acid and salt, close jars, cool, test for a seal, store, and check jars for spoilage. Outlines steps for processing in pressure and boiling-water canners. Provides specific processing recommendations for seven different styles of home-canned tomatoes and five recipes for tomato and vegetable combinations.

13th Street Nursery's

Vegetable plant guide cover.png

Vegetable Plant Guide

This Vegetable Plant Guide, created by owner Dianna Brainard-King, will give you all the necessary information on when to plant vegetables, the amendments they require, companion plants, what to avoid, and helpful notes so that you can have your own successful, delicious vegetable garden.

OSU Extenstion Service

Practical Lawn Care

Practical Lawn Care for Western Oregon

This Herb Plant Guide will give you all the necessary information on when to plant herbs, companion plantings, what plants not to plant nearby, and how herbs might be used in your culinary adventures.

Herb Plant Guide


Plants for Birds




"Instantly identify plants. Accurate, fast and content rich! In addition to description and plant care tips, enjoy beautiful plant pictures around the world. PictureThis helps more than 30,000,000 users identify, learn, and enjoy all kinds of plants: flowers, trees, succulents, cacti, mushroom and more!"

*Available for download on iPhone and iPod only.

Boxwood blight is a fungal disease caused by the organism Cylindrocladium buxicola. The organism also goes by the pseudonyms Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum or Calonectria pseudonaviculata. The disease is called box blight in the U.K., and you may also hear it referred to as boxwood leaf drop in the U.S.


Boxwood Blight

Azalea Lace Bug 

Information from OSU Extension Office

Azalea lace bug (Stephanitis pyrioides) is a damaging pest of azaleas belonging to the family of insects called Tingidae or lace bugs. This introduced pest, native to Japan, was first detected in New Jersey in 1915. It spread quickly to other mid-Atlantic and southeastern states. S. pyrioides was confirmed in 2008 in Washington State and 2009 in Oregon. Damage from this new introduction was noticed first on evergreen azalea plants in landscapes.

bottom of page