Category: Native Plants

Native Plant Highlight: Lady Fern

by Anne Ternes

Categories: In the Garden, Native Plants

Lady fern is a tall, broad-leaved fern that grows in the forests and riparian areas of the Pacific Northwest. Lady fern’s spring growth provides food for many insects and snails, while the leaves provide shelter for birds and mammals in the summer and fall.

OregonFlora: A Comprehensive Guide to the Vascular Plants of Oregon

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: In the Garden, Native Plants, Resources

If you’re interested in learning about plants native to Oregon, OregonFlora is a great resource to support your learning. They’ve assembled a guide to the 4,700+ vascular plants of Oregon which they share through their website, the Flora of Oregon books, and their wildflower identification app.

Native Plant Highlight: Blue Wildrye

by Anne Ternes

Categories: In the Garden, Native Plants

Want ornamental grass in your landscape? Wish you could encourage more ground-nesting birds? Just want to know more about native grasses? Come check out our new post, all about blue wildrye.

Native Plant Highlight: Suksdorf’s Hawthorn

by Anne Ternes

Categories: In the Garden, Native Plants

Suksdorf’s hawthorn is an overstory tree that supports hundreds of species, looks good while doing it, and has a great name.

Native Plant Highlight: Oval-leaved Viburnum

by Anne Ternes

Categories: In the Garden, Native Plants

Attracting pollinators and pest-eating insects, supporting over thirty species of butterflies, providing food and shelter for birds and mammals, our native viburnum does it all.

Garden ID Resources

by JP Marchetti-Mendez

Categories: In the Garden, Living With Wildlife, Native Plants, Resources

People often ask us to identify wildlife, plants, and pests. Although we are happy to help, there are currently many free resources that do an excellent job at that. These are some that our program participants may find useful.

Caring for plants, animals, and each other during extreme heat

by Megan Van de Mark

Categories: In the Garden, Living With Wildlife, Native Plants

As extreme heat and extended periods of drought become more frequent in our region, we wanted to share some tips on how to care for plants, animals, and each other during extreme heat.

Native Plant Highlight – Oregon Stonecrop (Sedum oreganum)

by Rachael Loomis

Categories: Native Plants

Small, but mighty, the Sedum oreganum (Oregon Stonecrop) can bring many benefits to your garden.

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