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Bring Houseplants Outside This Summer!

Thinking of moving your houseplants outside this summer? You can create a lush oasis by moving some of your indoor plants outside during the warmer months. However, your plants will need to gradually adjust to their new environment and choosing the right location...

Perennials – What’s in Bloom!

LAVENDER Lavender is in full bloom here at Farmington Gardens. A great choice for the home landscape, lavender is both heat and drought tolerant and pest and disease resistant. They thrive in full sun and prefer moderately-fertile, well-drained soils. We have a nice...

Pruning Evergreen Azaleas and Early Spring Bloomers.

Pruning Evergreen Azaleas and Early Spring Bloomers.

Nothing can get a gardener more excited than those first blooms of spring! When the blooms are gone it means summer is just around the corner. It also means it is time to prune those early spring bloomers. Pruning too late, or too early in some cases, you will most...

Beneficial Insects!

Beneficial Insects!

We all have to deal with pests in our gardens from time to time.  The question is, what remedies will we reach for?  Picking up a can of insecticide has personal and environmental risks, and therefore we often look  for a less toxic solution.  In addition, many pests...

Meet Jude! Our new Landscape Designer!

Meet Jude! Our new Landscape Designer!

Still relatively new to Oregon, Jude and her family relocated to the PNW from the San Francisco Bay Area a couple years ago. Jude, who grew up in an agricultural area of rural England, got her start taking horticulture classes at San Francisco City College, and very...

Grow PNW Native Plants!

Grow PNW Native Plants!

There are numerous great reasons why planting and integrating PNW NATIVE PLANTS has become an increasingly popular and effective choice when looking for ways to make our landscapes and communities more sustainable.   NATIVE PLANTS CREATE A NATURAL HABITAT By...

Mason Bees! Amazing Native Spring Pollinators

Mason Bees! Amazing Native Spring Pollinators

The Blue Orchard mason bee, Osmia lignaria, is a docile bee native to the Pacific Northwest. Of the 4,000 bee species native to North America, mason bees, also known as solitary bees, are among the easiest to raise, while also being gentle and amazing pollinators....

Helleborus x hybridus

Helleborus x hybridus

For elegant and unique, long-lasting blooms in the winter landscape, it’s all about Hellebore! Also known as Lenten rose, Snow Rose, and Easter Rose, Hellebores have become an early-blooming perennial favorite among many for good reason. This hardy evergreen perennial...

Tillandsia! Caring for your Air Plants!

Tillandsia! Caring for your Air Plants!

There is a lot to love about Tillandsia! Often commonly called air plants, they are the largest genus genus (around 650 species!) of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the bromeliad (Bromeliaceae) family.   Native to the West Indies, Mexico, and much of...

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June Garden Tips

  1. Even though it has been a wet spring, don’t let the heat sneak up on your plants and trees, make sure all plants are getting irrigated–especially new plantings!
  2. Get your tomatoes staked before they get too large.
  3. Now is the time to prune those early spring bloomers like forsythia, lilac, and azaleas.
  4. Apple and pears can be thinned now.
  5. Sit back and enjoy all the hard work you have put in this spring!

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