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December 12, 2012 Meeting Minutes

December 12, 2012 Meeting Minutes

New business discussed included officer election and Twilight Meeting.

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Yard and Garden Drought Stress Response

Learn how the drought may affect your plants, and how to minimize drought-related damage.

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Drought Stress and Vegetable Gardens

Vegetable gardens are at their peak and two problems seem to be common this year. A number of reports have been received of tomatoes and peppers with black, rotten spots at the bottom of the first fruits to ripen. This is “blossom end rot” and is a disorder caused by a lack of calcium in […]

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Lawn Mowing Safety

One of the most routine chores of summer can also be the most dangerous – mowing the lawn. The power lawn mower is one of the most dangerous tools around the home. Each year thousands of individuals are treated in emergency rooms for lawn mower related injuries, including cuts, burns, broken bones, and amputations. With […]

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Proper Tree Planting

Spring is a great time to add a tree to your landscape as it has the whole growing season to get established. But, balled-and-burlapped or potted stock can be planted anytime during the growing season. Choose a good site where the tree will have room to grow. For balled-and-burlapped, dig the hole 1 foot wider, […]

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New 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

New 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service and Oregon State University have launched the 2012 Plant Hardiness Zone Map as an interactive, online map. This map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plant cultivars are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on […]

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