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Mulches: The Good, The Bad, and The Really, Really Ugly (Courtesy of Clackamas County Master Gardeners)

Mulches: The Good, The Bad, and The Really, Really Ugly

Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott will offers an extensive presentation on mulches at the monthly meeting of Clackamas County Master Gardeners on May 13, 2019. https://clackamascountymastergardener… Linda Chalker-Scott is Washington State University’s Extension urban horticulturist who develops educational materials for home gardeners, certified arborists, restoration ecologists, pesticide applicators, and the nursery and landscape industry. She is also an associate professor in the WSU Department of Horticulture. She has a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Oregon State University. To learn more about Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, visit Find more videos at:… Live Stream:… Website: Facebook: Twitter:


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December Silver Spoon

December Silver Spoon

Red & Green Grape Salad

2# seedless red grapes

2# seedless green grapes

Wash and remove grapes from stem.  Allow to dry.

8 oz cream cheese (softened)

2 c grated Colby-Jack Cheese

1 c sour cream

½ c granulated sugar

Mix these 4 ingredients together in a large bowl.


½ c packed brown sugar

1 c broken pecans

Mix together in a small bowl.

– Add grapes to cheese/sour cream mixture and combine to cover the grapes.

– Pour into 8×13 glass dish.

– Sprinkle with topping mix.

– Cover with Saran Wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours.


Judy Stewart

By Beth Schreibman-Gehring, Chairman of Education for The Western Reserve Herb Society unit of The Herb Society of America My first memory of the bright calendula flower (Calendula officinalis) was the cheerful patch that my first riding teacher — a tiny, feisty Irish woman who was more fairy than folk — grew in her garden. Everything […]

via Calendula: Versatile Healing Herb — The Herb Society of America Blog

How to sow sweet pea seeds in the winter

How to sow sweet pea seeds in the winter

Sarah shows you how to sow sweet pea seeds in the winter for more productive plants in the summer months. Using her favourites ‘Prince Edward of York’ and ‘Matucana’, she shows you how she uses rootrainers for more successful growth.

For more info:   Please note the differences in climate and zones.

Add Lemongrass to Your Garden Plans

The Herb Society of America Blog

By Peggy Riccio, member, Potomac Unit of the Herb Society of America

lemongrassSeptember.JPGLemon grass is probably one of the easiest, cheapest herbs you can grow. You can purchase short, unrooted culms (stalks) at the local Asian grocery stores and simply stick them in the soil in large containers or in the ground.

This year I bought three culms for less than a dollar in July. They were a foot tall with little to no roots. I planted the three in one large plastic container. I left them in full sun, on the deck, and ignored them. Here in Virginia we had an unusually wet summer, so they were watered. By September, the three plants had grown to 4 feet tall and the container was heavy.

I was growing mine for culinary purposes but lemongrass can be used as an ornamental for the summer garden. Its graceful slender foliage is a…

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