Fun Activity for Scientists and Gardeners of All Ages

While clearing the valerian “forest” on the bike barn path (also known as the snake bed), I was wishing something could be made out of the plant material, such as fabric. Then the thought occurred: hollow tubes, these could be mason bee homes! Anyone can make a simple structure for native bees out of valerian […]

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Our Bountiful Community

Meet Valerie and her sidekick, Chaco. Valerie is a master gardener. She can be seen delivering dahlias, cucumbers, tomatoes, tomatillos, and the occasional eggplant door to door at Coho. Valerie is one of the blessings of living at Coho.

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Coho hosts Master Gardener Neighborhood Planter Kiosk

Christine and Rich from the Master Gardeners Program installed this snazzy kiosk in front of the common house to inform neighborhood gardeners about what to do each week in the garden. It also lists gardening activities around town, such as garden tours. While viewing the kiosk, cohoots and neighbors can be inspired by the rhuartigus […]

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The Giant Pumpkin Moves into its New Digs!

After uncounted hours of site preparation and seedling care this spring by the pumpkin team we gathered yesterday afternoon to plant the chosen seedling.  The ceremony began quietly in the greenhouse with the selection of the lucky one from five candidate seedlings.  Once at the planting site folksy music played as we put the finishing […]

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Say goodbye to hornets

The hornets and yellowjackets are cruising for their last snacks before the frost gets them. Yellowjackets have been particularly annoying, lately, buzzing around hair and exposed skin. If you stay calm while brushing them away, they seldom sting. They appear to be curious, more than aggressive, perhaps they want to taste the perspiration on skin, […]

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Stingers

This time of year Oregon buzzes with yellow jackets, paper wasps, and hornets. Yellowjackets nest in the ground in large hives with multiple openings, and they are very aggressive if a person happens to enter their space. Hornets can also be aggressive, but usually nest up high, where we are unlikely to bother them. Paper […]

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Cherry-Picking Cherries

It’s that time of year again, where fruit begins to ripen around CoHo and is ready for picking. There are some cherry trees that have produced pretty well over the last couple of years, but sometimes we’ve been too late to get them before the birds! As the trees grow taller, we need brave people […]

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Even Snails on the Path Do It!

On first glance, this cluster of snails on the path appeared to be having a meeting, convention, or a very quiet party.  However, on closer look, they were connected in pairs, making it more of a snail orgy.  My duty as a gardener probably should have been to destroy the enemy of plants, but some […]

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Green Mobile

Here at CoHo we have several sustainability features. One is a Nissan Leaf, co-owned by several residents. And this 100% electric vehicle is charged from solar energy! Oregon is a great state to have an electric vehicle because we have the highest number of DC fast charging stations in the nation! Check out the Drive […]

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