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Nursery News & Events

Plant sales, educational events, volunteer opportunities and more.....

 

We will feature select news & events related to native plants, native pollinators, conservation, and restoration on a seasonal basis here, so keep checking in or follow us on Facebook to stay updated.

Featured news & events:

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Winter giving...

It is time to cozy up and plan ahead for spring. While our plants sleep for the winter, we still have ways that you can help family and friends plant native plants. We offer gift certificates that can be emailed or mailed to you, so you can shop locally without ever leaving home! And not only can our gift certificates be redeemed for ethically propagated native plants, but also for our new book, The Pacific Northwest Native Plant Primer, which we will be offering in the nursery after its release February 28, 2023. This means that your family and friends can redeem their gift certificates for a book AND plants recommended for them by the authors!

Call  503.449.3694 or email us at  humbleroots@gorge.net to order a gift certificate and give a gift that truly keeps giving.

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Coming in 2023!

The Pacific Northwest Native Plant Primer

We are eagerly anticipating the release of our new book with publisher Timber Press, The Pacific Northwest Native Plant Primer: 225 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden, which will hit the shelves February 28, 2023! We feel this will be a great resource for regional gardeners, particularly in Oregon and Washington. It contains useful information for both beginning and seasoned native plant lovers and covers more than 225 species as we make suggestions of alternate species for different habitats and ecoregions in many of the plant profiles.

Pre-order now through your local bookseller or online via Powell's or other online booksellers. We will also have copies for sale in the nursery once it is released!

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Create nesting habitat for bees and beneficial insects.

When doing any cleanup in the garden, keep in mind that many of our native bees (which also happen to be solitary and stingless) spend the winter underground, in cavities in trees, or the pithy stems of plants. There are many ways to promote, protect, and provide for these vital insect allies, including specific ways of pruning and maintaining your landscape. The Xerces Society provides some great information and online publications which can educate gardeners on how to truly maintain a year-round pollinator-friendly garden.

 

Learn more about providing nesting resources for pollinators here:

xerces.org/pollinator-conservation/nesting-resources

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Rogue Native Plant Partnership

If you live in the Rogue Basin we encourage you to check out the Rogue Native Plant Partnership, a group of citizens, state and tribal agencies, federal and non-governmental organizations, local growers, and educational institutions "working together to better meet growing native plant materials needs in the region" since 2016. Sign up for their newsletter to receive updates on events, sales, and volunteer and learning opportunities.

roguenativeplants.org

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OregonFlora website is a great resource for native plant lovers and gardeners. 

OregonFlora has a new, user-friendly website with information on over 4,700 plants that grow in Oregon. This is a great resource for anyone interested in Oregon's native flora and provides identification tools, as well as information on gardening with native plants. It even has a news and events page with interesting articles and links to webinars. In addition to this, the second volume of the Flora of Oregon is now in print! This is the second part of a three part, comprehensive, illustrated guide to the flora of the state. The third volume is expected to be available in 2023. Each volume contains front chapters on a range of topics, including gardening with native plants.

Take a tour of the new website at:  oregonflora.org

Order Vol 1 and 2 of the Flora of Oregon or purchase the Oregon Wildflowers app here: oregonflora.org/pages/store.php

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Book features Sheila Ford Richmond's home and neighborhood gardens in Hood River

Under Western Skies is a beautifully photographed and written book by Caitlin Atkinson and Jennifer Jewell that showcases innovative gardens in the American West where nature is the inspiration. It features the hard work of Sheila Ford Richmond and our very own An"Drew".

workman.com/products/under-western-skies/hardback

Wildflower hikes, classes and events with NPSO & WNPS

The Native Plant Society of Oregon and the Washington Native Plant Society are always planning and organizing great hikes and events to see and learn about the flora of the PNW. Join them!

 

Native Plant Society of Oregon  npsoregon.org

 

Washington Native Plant Society   wnps.org

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The Columbia Gorge is well known for its beautiful wildflowers...

We encourage everyone to take a few steps to help protect the beautiful native wildflowers of the Gorge while out hiking....

*Clean weed seeds from footwear before hitting the trail and use boot brushes at trail heads to help stop the spread of invasive plants that could harm native plant populations.

*Stay on the trail and please don't pick native wildflowers! What looks like a common flower may actually be a rare subspecies or an endemic species and picking them could do more harm to the population than you may think.

*Do not post locations of rare plants on social media.

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Columbia Insight

Independent environmental news for communities throughout the Columbia River Basin.

Current news and podcasts on a range of topics related to life in the Columbia River Basin. Read & listen up!

columbiainsight.org

Check back seasonally for updates. We will also post updates & links to these events and more on our Facebook page.

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