Explore Lilac Varieties, Common Lilac, and more!

Tips for the Common Lilac and other cultivars by Justine Hand (and photographed by her as well). How to prune, propagate. via Gardenista

Lilac Love: A Guide to Spring's Best-Loved Flower

Lilac Love: A Guide to Spring's Best-Loved Flower : Gardenista.these do grow in Central Oregon.have one in my yard:)

Top 5 in Garden News: Flowers are Fading, Plants as Individuals, and Nature Goes Quiet

Ornamental sage, better known as salvia, comes in more than 900 varieties of every size and shape, whether as tender annuals or hardy, herbaceous perennials. Above: With their intense coloring of petal, calyx, and stem, salvias can lift a garden into something special. They are also good mixers, providing long-flowering verticals that flatter complWhat they all have in common is jewel-like color and a predilection for good drainage and heat: in other words they are a gift for gardens in…

Gardening 101: Salvia

Salvia: A Field Guide. Ornamental sage, better known as Salvia, comes in more than 900 varieties, either as tender annuals or hardy, herbaceous perennials.

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Field Guide: Rosemary

Rosemary edges a path ; GardenistaMarries A few facts on Rosemary - Rosemary transitions easily from indoors to out and grows as happily in containers as in the ground. - Marries well in a windowsill garden with lemon balm, parsley, and mint.

Russian Sage    Plant Name: Perovskia atriplicifolia  Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil  Size: To 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide  Zones: 4-9

Top Deer-Resistant Plants of the South

Perovskia atriplicifolia Russian Sage Plant Name: Perovskia atriplicifolia Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide Zones:

Homemade Bee, Yellowjacket, & Wasp Trap    Take a gallon milk jug and cut an upside down V shape in the side 2/3 way up on the jug. Press the tab in. Pour fruit juice ( I use apple) 1 inch deep into the jug. Put the cap back on the jug and hang. Insects enter through the hole and can't get out.

Making a Bee Trap

Milk jug with hole cut in side, apple juice added.This tip was in "Country" magazine years ago and is used to trap yellow jackets and hornets. The yellow jackets like the apple juice better than the grapes. Lures them right in and they can't get out.

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