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Service Statewide, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR
Fall / Winter Gardening
in Western Oregon:
strategies for short-season, high-altitude zones (PDF)
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.
Short-Season Vegetable Gardening (PDF)
from the Garden: An Organic Guide to Growing Vegetables, Berries, and Herbs in
Cold Climates - by John Whitman. Fresh is simply best. To get the
tastiest, most nutritious produce, you have to grow your own, and in a cold
climate this presents unique challenges. Fresh from the Garden will help you
extend the growing season to produce the best vegetables, berries, and herbs,
right in your own backyard. The guide includes more than 150 edible plants and
helps you decide which varieties to choose; where and how to plant, tend, and
harvest them; and what to do with your bounty. Fresh from the Garden is a
clear, concise (yet comprehensive) guide, with nutrition information tables
and hundreds of helpful color photographs. A gardening text book!
Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades: The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening"
- by Steve Solomon. This book, dating back to the author's hands-on research
in the 70s, was written by a mentor of mine. If there is one book that
Maritime NW gardeners should own in their reference library, this is it.
Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest: Cool Season Crops for the Year-Round Gardener"
- By Binda Colebrook. Written by another hero of mine, I have copies in my personal library dating back to my well-worn, 1977 first edition. Her writing is based on many years of application, observation and experience.
When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times
- by Steve Solomon. This is a more advanced book for those who are serious about raising food. In this volume, Steve explains why intensive gardening methods are not natural and therefore require great amounts of energy and effort to maintain. A lot of information regarding soil health and cover cropping is included.
The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Pacific Northwest
- by Lorene Edwards Forkner. This is a new book but chalk full of information presented in an easy to use, month-to-month format.
Pruning in the Yard and
Places to Visit:
Friends of Champoeg Park's 1860s Kitchen Garden
- 8239 Champoeg Road NE, Saint Paul, Oregon
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
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.
- Gresham, Oregon - Circa 1874 farm and heritage garden.
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