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Informational Resources for
Oregon Gardeners

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Oregon Frost Dates

Oregon Hardiness Zones

OSU Extension Service Statewide, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR

Fall / Winter Gardening in Western Oregon:

Gardening strategies for short-season, high-altitude zones (PDF)

"Growing Your Own - A practical guide to gardening in Oregon, featuring vegetable varieties, planting dates, insect control, soil preparation, & more," Oregon State University Extension Service, April, 2011. (PDF)

Short-Season Vegetable Gardening (PDF)

Recommended Books:

Pruning in the Yard and Orchard:


Places to Visit:

  • Friends of Champoeg Park's 1860s Kitchen Garden - 8239 Champoeg Road NE, Saint Paul, Oregon 97137, 503-678-1649

  • Lan Su Chinese Garden - A result of a collaboration between the cities of Portland and Suzhou, our sister city in China's Jiangsu province that's famous for its beautiful Ming Dynasty gardens, Lan Su was built by Chinese artisans from our Suzhou and is the most authentic Chinese garden outside of China.

  • The Oregon Garden - Attraction in historic Silverton, featuring water features, garden art, wetlands, a rediscovery forest, a kids' garden, and a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

  • Portland Japanese Garden - Proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a 5.5-acre haven of tranquil beauty nestled in the scenic west hills of Portland, Oregon.

  • International Rose Test Garden - Located in Washington Park near the Portland Japanese Garden. Founded in 1889, the Portland Rose Society is a nonprofit organization offering educational programs on rose culture and encouraging the use of roses in the landscape.

  • Zimmerman House - Gresham, Oregon - Circa 1874 farm and heritage garden.

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