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.


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, […]