Monday, January 31, 2011

Till and mow

If this weather continues, it will be time to till the garden and mow the grass!

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Peonies and hydrangea have broken buds and growing.
Finish pruning ASAP but still time for pears and apples.
Blueberries - apical buds broken and open.
Daffodil and iris up.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Pears have broken bud!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Prune/plums breaking bud and some white showing.
Blueberries, more bud break.
Apples - flower buds getting big.
Finish pruning.
Do dormant fungicide sprays and dormant oil sprays.
Garlic up 12 inches.
Do a quick turning of the soil during this dry period to loosen the soil.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Great Saturday

A great Saturday.
Visit the Good Earth and Home Show, great booths this year.
Great time to prune.
Still a month of potentially cold weather.
Brussels sprouts and cabbage still doing OK.
Time to the plan the next garden.
Visit the Extension booth at 1204.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Another very cold night!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nice and cold

Today was very nice but by 3:30 pm, it was getting really cold, again; ince it is January. Garlic is up 8 inches, some winter perennials are up 10 inches tall; blueberries apical buds definitely broken; peach buds expanding.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Rain and land

If you are looking at land, quickly drive out and look at the property. This rain will show up as wet spots ro clay soils.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Terminal buds on blueberies have broken OPEN!
Spray with copper ASAP or other dormant fungicide to clean up the bushes from last years diseases.
Garlic is up 9 inches.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Flowering plum

Saw one branch of a flowering plum just showing white color in the bloom.
Control moss on the roof and the lawn. For the lawn, add lime, 80# per 1000 sq feet.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Found blueberries that had the apical bud that had broken open already.
I have seen an ornamental shrub with 3/4 inch of new growth.
Plum/prune buds were 1/2 long.
According to the plant, winter is nearly over but as Bill Bauer, hazelnut farmer said" In the Willamette Valley and it only takes a few hours to go from 40 degrees to sub zero." March 15 is a long ways away and January and February can be real cold!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lots of classes

Lots of classes from OSU Extension Lane County - go to:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Goof off

Time to goof off.
Go on vacation.
Go skiing, tubing, cross co skiing.
Read a book.
Go to a movie.
Spend time with family.

Friday, January 7, 2011


Great weather for pruning.
Get the catalogs and plan for spring.
Jan. 15 - second peach leaf curl spray.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

No cold damage

Even though it has been cold, I haven't seen any cold damage. Time will tell in the spring for sure. Hazelnuts are starting to bloom. The flower is magnificent, dark purple and less than 1/4 inch long. Take a look, these are amazing flowers.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year

Have a great new year.
Do some planning for the next gardening year.
Time to prune.
Go skiing and vacation!