The Oregon Garden News

Start Home Composting

Written by volunteer Stephanie de Moll

A single slice of moldy bread, a rotten tomato, an apple that’s been in the fridge too long—it happens to everyone at least once.  Instead of tossing that kitchen waste into the trash, gardeners can make good use of it.  Sometimes called black gold, compost is a nutrient-rich fertilizer and soil additive easily made at home.  It adds drainage to clay and heavy soil and increases water retention in loose or sandy soil.  When used as mulch, compost inhibits weed growth and protects soil from drying out.                                                          Read More

Jr. Gardener's Club

Bring your family to Christmas in the Garden, to participate in fun activities in the Kindergarten, Dec. 4-7.

Garden University

Stay tuned for more fun, educational events coming in 2015.

Today In The Garden

The Visitor Center is open 10am-4pm daily and narrated tram tours run every half hour. Also enjoy treats made with fresh produce from the Garden, in our Garden Cafe.

What's Blooming

In addition to 60,000 colorful annuals, we also have amazing perennials blooming in the Garden this month, including:                     Lily of …
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Silverton, OR 97381

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