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Mike Darcy, Blog Contributor


Mike Darcy is a well-known gardening expert and media personality in the greater Portland area. He has hosted a gardening radio show for 35 years as well as presented garden television shows on OPB, KPTV, and KATU. He writes a column “What I’m Hearing” for Digger, the trade magazine for Oregon Association of Nurseries and writes a regular garden column for Black Gold Potting Soil. He and his wife maintain a lovely garden that they frequently open to various groups and non-profit organizations. Mike’s garden is located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and his advice is consistent with the mild climate there.

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How to Grow Great Tomatoes with Mike Darcy

How do you grow tomatoes It will probably be of no surprise that for home gardeners, the tomato is ranked […]

Keeping Your Poinsettia Lively with Mike Darcy

There is probably no other plant or flower that is so closely associated with a holiday as the Poinsettia is […]

The Noble Christmas Tree with Mike Darcy

Oregon has been the number one state for the production and shipping of Christmas trees for many years and this […]

A Season for Starts with Mike Darcy

When the Territorial Seed catalog arrived in my mailbox a couple of weeks ago, I knew that it was a […]

Bare Root Fruit Trees with Mike Darcy

If you have ever thought of planting a fruit tree, you will probably not find a better time than now. […]

Tough Love & New Blooms with Mike Darcy

What to do in the Garden Now and Making New Year’s Resolutions As I walk out into my garden on […]

Mike Darcy’s Last Minute Gifts For Gardeners

Sometimes it can be perplexing to know what to get the gardener in your family for a gift. Or perhaps […]

Mike Darcy’s Must-Have Gardener Gifts

If you have a gardening friend that you want to give a gift to, here are some ideas. When I […]

Colorful Fall with Mike Darcy

I don’t know if the fall leaf color I am seeing throughout Portland is more spectacular than previous years, but […]

Moss Control with Mike Darcy

October is an ideal month to get some basic outdoor chores done before the winter rains arrive. In my garden, […]