Roses

Born with two green thumbs, Diana Brown-Pierce turned her 20 years of nursery experience into her lifelong dream when she opened The Petal Pusher Nursery in 2004 in the small town of Culver in Central Oregon. Word quickly spread of her small nursery off Highway 97 with a local flavor and beautiful hanging baskets. Diana…

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Peninsula Park

Known as the City of Roses, Portland, Oregon and its residents are accustomed to throwing celebrations in honor of this most beautiful of flowers. Yet yesterday’s festivities were extra special at the Peninsula Park Rose Garden, Portland’s first public rose garden which was founded in 1913 and was celebrating its 100th anniversary. You might recall…

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If you took a sample of soil from your garden and looked at it under the microscope, what would you see? Hopefully, you’d see billions of microorganisms hard at work. Healthy soil should be teeming with these busy biological “workers” whose main task is to break down organic material and make nutrients available for plants…

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Soil

It’s the month of June and gardens (and gardeners) everywhere are in full swing! One of the questions that people frequently ask us is, “Is it too late to apply Cascade Minerals?” The answer is an emphatic “Not at all!” It’s never too late to improve soil health. Although pre-plant incorporation is ideal, top-dressing with…

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