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For those new to gardening, growing vegetables can feel overwhelming. Photos of large, beautifully maintained gardens may cause us to think that we don’t have enough space to garden adequately. Looking through the 300-page gardening book we checked out from the library can make it seem like …

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On Tuesdays from 12 to 12:30 p.m., the Washington State University Master Gardeners will be presenting weekly online programs focused on gardening in the local area. The programs can be accessed online by Zoom or by calling in by phone. To register for free, contact Gary Fredericks at garyf@…

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When friends tease me about the dense, lush, wild “jungle” in my backyard, I grin, because my oasis is located under a grove of mature Douglas fir trees in dry shade. Let me take you through the steps on creating a shady haven in dry shade.

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In recent weeks, panic from the COVID-19 virus has created long lines in grocery stores. In some cases, shelves have been cleared out of essential items. Residents are stocking up on everything from pantry staples to toilet paper, in efforts to comply with recommendations from the Center for…

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Ten local applicants will be selected to have a raised gardening bed — complete with soil and seeds — built for them completely free of charge from the Washington State University Master Gardeners of Clark County. The 2-by-4-foot gardening bed will be placed at the home to promote vegetable …

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Warm weather means more opportunities to spend time outdoors while at home. Whether your favorite form of outdoor recreation includes sitting on the patio reading or digging in the garden, there’s a good chance that you will be sharing the space with local wildlife. Optimizing opportunities …

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Thousands of trees will be offered for sale again this year by the Clark County Farm Forestry Association during a public sale set for Saturday, March 14, beginning at 8 a.m., at the Albertson’s parking lot, 2108 W Main St., Battle Ground.

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Barbecues in the backyard or cocktails on the patio provide some fun ways to enjoy the great outdoors from the comforts of home. While friends and family flock to such entertaining opportunities, some unwanted guests may want to crash the festivities.

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During the cold months of winter, many people stare longingly out of the window dreaming of spring and time spent outdoors. For those with green thumbs, images of tending to the garden and other aspects of their landscapes no doubt dominate such daydreams.