By Eric Barrett
OSU Ext. educator
A well-informed gar- dener can be happy with his/her accomplishments with a just few simple guidelines. I would suggest that a gardener’s New Year’s resolution would be to simply improve the garden or landscape in 2014. The level of improvement is up to the individual.
A good place to start is the beginning — the basics of plant growth. That is, knowing what plants need to grow, where they will grow best and how to keep them healthy. Understanding these basics will make gardening more rewarding and less frustrating.
Here is my summary of these items to help you plan your garden for the coming year: