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Kym Pokorny

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YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Will they or won’t they? That’s the perennial question when you nestle seeds into the soil each spring and wait for sprouts to make an appearance.

January 6, 2016 noon read more..
  

YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Insects lurking under leaves, climbing up stems and settling into the soil of houseplants frustrate indoor gardeners to no end.

December 3, 2015 10:37 a.m. read more..


YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

As leaves fall and yard debris bins fill up, it’s a good time to think of a different solution to having all those resources trucked away.

November 25, 2015 2:34 p.m. read more..


YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Hazelnut, walnut or chestnut trees in your home orchard can keep you in nuts for months if you know the best ways to harvest, handle and store them.

November 18, 2015 1:41 p.m. read more..


YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Just like perennial plants, some garden questions come up year after year. How to keep geraniums, fuchsias and dahlias from dying over winter is one of them.

November 10, 2015 2:31 p.m. read more..


YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

As the days darken and gardening season winds down, why not turn your attention to planning out next year’s garden?

November 4, 2015 3:26 p.m. read more..


YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Clouds of small white-winged insects flying around homes, gardens and even parking lots up and down the Willamette Valley have the public more than a little annoyed.

October 28, 2015 9:10 a.m. read more..
 

YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

As fall gets under way, many vegetables wrap up their season-long lifecycle and set the seeds that lead to next year’s bounty.

October 14, 2015 12:14 p.m. read more..
 

YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

In corners and along baseboards, on ceilings and spun between shrubs, spiders crawl through our lives this time of year.

September 30, 2015 3:36 p.m. read more..


YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Anticipation of ripe pears and apples peaks in fall as fruits hang heavily from branches and begin their gravity-aided trip to the ground.

September 16, 2015 11 a.m. read more..


YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Lawns languish in the heat of summer unless showered with the water they require to thrive. But not to worry, the grass isn’t dead.

September 9, 2015 2:36 p.m. read more..
    

YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Espaliered trees bring fruit down to eye level. They allow for easy picking and taking advantage of small spaces.

July 29, 2015 4:23 p.m. read more..


YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Hotter-than-usual temperatures and longer stretches between measurable moisture this year mean plants need more water from the end of a hose.

July 22, 2015 4:11 p.m. read more..
 

YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

A disease that attacks boxwood shrubs could potentially become a serious problem in residential and public gardens in western Oregon.

June 24, 2015 4:27 p.m. read more..
 

YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Charmingly warm weather coaxed roses into bloom early this year, which means dealing with the usual diseases and pests earlier, too.

June 4, 2015 10:55 a.m. read more..
 

YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

While you’re weeding and seeding and planting and pruning, there’s one more thing to put on your plate: dividing.

May 13, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
  

YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

The gardening season is young, but mason bees are out for their short but productive foray into the blooms of your backyard.

April 15, 2015 11:02 a.m. read more..
 

YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

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April 1, 2015 3:28 p.m. read more..
  

YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

If you want to know when to prune roses or if a bloated can of tomatoes will make you sick, the Oregon State University Extension Service can help.

March 4, 2015 1:40 p.m. read more..


Your Garden: Kym Pokorny

“One of the biggest mistakes people make is to plant too early,” said Weston Miller, a horticulturist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service.

February 25, 2015 11:10 a.m. read more..


Your Garden: Kym Pokorny

There are still more than two months until April 15, when you can, on average, count on saying goodbye to frost, according to Al Shay, a horticulture professor at Oregon State University.

February 18, 2015 11:28 a.m. read more..
  

Your Garden: Kym Pokorny

Anyone who buys or inherits a fruit tree faces the intimidating crossroads of how, when and if they should prune.

January 21, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
  

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