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Cherry fruit fly emerges in area

The first capture of the western cherry fruit fly occurred at the Oregon State University (OSU) Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC) station in Hood River May 20, one day later than the OSU model predicted, according to Ashley Thompson, Assistant Professor of Horticulture at OSU.

May 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Master Gardener plant fair May 12

Start your garden off right! Get your plant starts from your local Wasco County Master Gardeners at our annual Spring Plant Fair Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Dalles City Park, located at Fifth and Union streets.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Lifestyle Tour

The P.E.O. “Home Away from Home” fall tour offers area residents the opportunity to explore six bed and breakfasts, and short-term rentals, in The Dalles while “helping women reach for the stars.”

September 23, 2017 12:10 p.m. read more..

Garden brings hugs, smiles

When Karyn Hart set out to revive the neglected gardens around Bent River Restaurant and Schwarbach’s Sports Bar, located along the Riverfront Trail at 1535 Bargeway Road, she had her work cut out for her. “It was pretty dilapidated,” she said.

September 20, 2017 12:40 p.m. read more..

Conservation Corner: If you build it, they will come

It’s no secret that we are having problems with our pollinator species. Loss of habitat, pesticides, pests, diseases, and weather are all taking their toll. One of the ways farmers and gardeners around the nation are looking to reverse this trend is by creating habitat to attract beneficial insects.

May 13, 2017 2:50 p.m. read more..

Larger than Life

A snail, found in a nearby flowerbed and placed on a rain-splashed porch railing for observation, crawls along the wet wood.

April 27, 2017 1:14 p.m. read more..

Fruit fly fight on

Cherry Fruit Fly models developed by Oregon State University indicate that the pest emerged in The Dalles last Friday. The emergence of the fly signals the beginning of a very important control program against this insect, which is the industry's chief pest, according to Lynn Long, OSU Extension horticulturist.

May 11, 2016 2:11 p.m. read more..

Gardening classes offered in Sherman County

If sunny April days give you the urge to go outside, dig in the dirt and plant something, the ”Spring Into Vegetable Gardening” classes offered by OSU Sherman County Extension might be for you.

April 9, 2016 1:36 p.m. read more..

It’s time to start your garden right

Start your garden off right this spring and get your plant starts from your local Wasco County Master Gardeners at our annual Spring Plant Fair. The fair is Saturday, May 7, 9 .m. to 2 p.m. at The Dalles City Park at Fifth and Union streets.

April 9, 2016 1:31 p.m. read more..

Twisted Vine hopes to serve all gardeners of all types

With a plethora of garden stores catering to marijuana growers in the Portland area, and another in Hood River, Maria Museke and her partner Cole Griffiths decided to locate their garden store in The Dalles. “We saw a need for a garden store in The Dalles,” Mueske explained. “There aren't many stores east of here.” After eight months in business at 747 E. Second Street, next to Hank's Auto, they are encouraged they made the right choice.

March 23, 2016 2:23 p.m. read more..

Lawn invasion: What to do when moss threatens

Once again this spring I am noticing that moss is encroaching on my lawn in those shady areas where my grass is a little weak. I saw it last year, but didn’t do anything about it, and it’s back with a vengeance this year and is forcing me to act.

March 19, 2016 3:43 p.m. read more..

Coffee at the DIG

Coffee at the DIG offers free summer gardening information hosted by knowledgeable community members at The Dalles Imagination Garden, Klindt Drive and Steelhead Way. Each half-hour seminar starts at 9 a.m. on Saturdays. The informational series continues with new topics July 19 and 26 and August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

July 12, 2014 2:57 p.m. read more..



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