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February 6th, 2013

Week 4: The lifecycle of a raspberry plant

On these cold winter days I’m dreaming of raspberries. I want tarts, ice cream, jam and smoothies.
So my mouth watered as my Master Gardener class […]


January 28th, 2013

Week 3: Weeds and Compost

5 rules for fighting weeds
Dan McGrath, a vegetable crops specialist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, offered our Master Gardener class the following pointers […]


January 23rd, 2013

Week 2: Plant ID and Soil Science

Morning Session: Arrgh! Identifying plants is frustrating
The word of the day for my latest OSU Extension Service Master Gardener class: frustration.
My small group leaned over […]


January 8th, 2013

Week 1: Botany Basics

My first Master Gardener class offered by Oregon State University’s Extension Service covered ecosystems, pollinators and flower anatomy.
But really, I learned about sex.
Stapelia flower (Photo […]