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Polk County Assistance Needed to Identify Plant

There is a pretty plant that has been growing in my yard for 2-3 years and I have no idea what it is. It may be a young tree or shrub..or perhaps a perennial of some type. I have trimmed it completely down to the earth in prior years and it always seems to return. The stem is red and strong for a plant, the leaves are rounded - somewhat like a ginkgo leaf and their color is truly their beauty: reddish orange. I know that the ginkgo's I've seen in autumn have yellow leaves, so I guess its not related. Do you have any idea with my weak description - what this may be ? Do I need to send you a photo of it or trim off a leaf and mail it to you in order to properly identify what it is ? Thank you very much for any help you can provide, Amy Albrich

Polk County Oregon plant identification Posted 3 days ago

Walnut leaves

Can Walnut leaves be used along with other more common compost material for garden fertilizer?

Marion County Oregon walnut trees Posted 11 days ago

Sun requirements for a Boxwood

Hello. I live in Albany and recently purchased several small Boxwoods. I would like to plant them about 30 inches in front of my home as a low hedge. I have two questions: my home faces essentially north. Will they get enough sunlight on the north side when situated so close to the house? Also, how far from the home should they be planted? Is 30 inches enough space? How about 24 (that would save me having to tear out some grass). I attached a photo of the tag but paid a fraction of that price on a late fall sale. Thank you.

Linn County Oregon trees and shrubs Posted 19 days ago

What is this plant

Found along the stream. Thank you

Benton County Oregon plant identification Posted 21 days ago


1. Is right now a good time to prune overgrown roses? 2. Grass and weeds have grown up into the rose bed. Could I smother that by laying down newspaper and mulch on top and maybe have less weeds and grass by spring?

Linn County Oregon roses Posted 22 days ago

What is the name of this shrub and is the fruit edible?

I would like to know the name of this tree/shrub that I see frequently on my walks in town. And I would like to know if the fruit of this tree is edible. They turn from yellow to bright red now in the Fall. i have attached two photos of the leafs, flowers and fruit of the tree. Thank you very much.

Benton County Oregon plant identification Posted 26 days ago

Winter pruning

What do I prune in fall & winter. Please be specific.

Linn County Oregon pruning Posted 29 days ago

powdery mildew on lupine

My potted lupine plants have powdery mildew and I'm getting rid of the plant. Do I also need to dispose of the soil? What about lupine in the ground, do I need to dispose of the plant and/or the soil?

Linn County Oregon powdery mildew Posted about 1 month ago


I had this Illumination outside for summer. Now I brought it in. What do I do with it over winter?

Curry County Oregon begonias Posted about 1 month ago

Marrionberries and pruning

First year the berries grew on the trellis and we had a harvest in July. Since harvest the vines have grown 6-8 feet, are up the trellis, over it, and back on the ground. How much of this new growth do we prune and not hamper next year's production?

Umatilla County Oregon berris Posted about 1 month ago