Our beloved friend Mike passed away this morning, with his sister, Peg, by his side. In honor of his love for flowers, cohoots visited and left flowers on his body before singing him off to the funeral home. We reminisced about Mike during our scheduled business meeting: his sense of humor, playfulness, and the many […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]