The Land of Awakening

 “Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.”  Lewis Grizzard   Being a good gardener, but a wretched typist, I make doubly sure that each of my cold fingers carefully touches my keyboard so I don’t have to go back and make (yet another) correction…yes, it’s very, very cold out, but…

Twilight Open Garden – this Friday!

This Friday, August 5th from 6 – 8 pm there will be a free ‘Twilight Open Garden’ at the Moran residence in Yarrow, co-sponsored by the Madras Garden Depot & the Madras Garden Club. This garden is about 3 years old and was intentionally designed to display very hardy, but beautiful native and adapted ornamental plants that…

Hypertufa? What??

Hey Central Oregon gardening fans! Do you like interesting , all weather planters for tabletops and patios?  Please consider joining the gang at Madras Garden Depot for our 5th annual August Hypertufa container classes, Saturday, August 6th and Saturday August 20th from 10am-1:30pm  Each participant in the class will make up to 3 hypertufa rock-like…

Time for…A Summer Sale!

For those of you not off on a summer adventure somewhere, you might want to check out our pretty cool Summer Sale. Our sale will be in effect  through July 26th, and yes, there are a couple of exclusions.  All planted “on-the-ground” containers and begonia hanging baskets are not included in the sale, as are…

Come to the Holiday Market!

Things are in full ‘Holiday’ swing up at the Madras Garden Depot. Our handmade wreaths are leaving us for mantles and doors all over central Oregon. We even received an inquiry about shipping a wreath out of state! Our lovely ‘natural’ un-sheared Noble firs are leaving us as well, to grace living rooms with family…

We have the local cheer!

When you decide to ignore the cold fog do some Holiday shopping, consider a visit our nursery where you will find a nice assortment of indoor flowering plants such as cool-weather loving Cyclamen and Zygo (Christmas) cactus & Rabbit’s Foot Fern to bring on Holiday cheer! There is also a small group of hanging glass mini-terrariums…

❤ pears? A recipe for you…

After the two Pear & Apple tastings this week, look what we made from some of the extra pears – poached pears! So yummy, and easy. We altered the ‘Maple Poached Pears’ recipe from perfectpantry.com by adding in about a 1 Tbsp. “chunk” of crystallized ginger. We used Seckel and Red Anjou pears that were…

A taste of fall

Please join us up at the Depot for a free sampling of apples and pears. These are all the same cold hardy varieties we stock at the nursery as both potted and bare root trees. The trees include heirloom as well as modern types. We will discuss basic fruit tree location, planting and culture, including…