October 19th 2017 10:19 a.m.
Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:19 a.m. on October 19* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills!
Oregonians can join them today by registering for the 2017 Great Oregon ShakeOut. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel. Learn tips on how to get 2 Weeks Ready and craft your own emergency kits here. ShakeOut is also a major activity of America’s PrepareAthon!
Cosmos (annual cut flower) , Japanese Anemone and Hydrangea paniculata (good for drying)
Today in the garden…
Plant Name: Verbascum
Common name: hybrid ‘Southern Charm’
Plant type: Herbaceous perennial
Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Bloom Time: May- September (de-head to continue blooming time)
Flower Color: Pastel shades: lavender, buff, cream, soft rose
Exposure: Full sun
Soil Requirements: Well drained soil, grows on rocky slopes. Avoid highly fertile and wet soils!
Water Needs: Dry to medium
Attributes: Showy erect flowers, velvet leaves
Note: Drought tolerate, deer resistant ( maybe!), short lived perennial but it self-seeds
Uses: Perennial garden, cottage garden, vertical accent, cut flower
Native to: Europe to North Africa to Western and Central Asia.
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Tomatoes! From plants bought at the Ashland Garden Club Plant Sale in May.
Ashland Oregon August Bloomers: Gladiolus, Garden phlox (Phlox paniculata), Malva sylvestris, Asiatic lilies, Snapdragons, Sweet Williams!