Your garden doesn’t end at the edges of your backyard. We know that an appreciation for nature can inspire every aspect of your life, from healthy dining to home decorating. That’s why our team has been working together to create the Oakridge Lifestyle blog: covering everything from gardening and fashion trends, to home decor and spring planting – a little of everything to leave you feeling inspired.

Dealing with Emerald Ash Borers

Dealing with Emerald Ash Borers

Dealing with Emerald Ash Borers By Erna “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” -Molière Trees are a commitment that we are delighted to bring into our yards. Unlike annual flowers and shrubs where we can have fun with the seasonal changes and...

Summer Fashion Update

Summer Fashion Update

Summer Fashion Update By Megan With every passing season, we’re seeing more and more beautiful style trends coming and going. This summer, we have stunning styles to emphasize light, airy, and feminine fashion. They’re functionally comfortable in the summer heat while...

Kitchen Gardening Basics

Kitchen Gardening Basics

Kitchen Gardening Basics By Erna “I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.” -John Erskine Kitchen gardens are all about making fresh garden fruits, herbs, and veggies more accessible, and there’s actually a pretty good chance...

How to Train your Tomato

How to Train your Tomato

How to Train your Tomato By Erna “It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” -Lewis Grizzard Garden-fresh tomatoes are truly the best that our gardens have to offer us in the summer. Just being close to your tomato plants...

Natural Mosquito Control

Natural Mosquito Control

Natural Mosquito Control By Erna “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” – Dalai Lama Gorgeous summer weather typically comes hand-in-hand with mosquito populations booming. These little biters are the...

Strawberries: From Garden to Table

Strawberries: From Garden to Table

Strawberries: From Garden to Table By Erna “There is such a simple sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” – Pamela S. Nadav Like the rest of our garden fruits and veggies, strawberries taste best when they are fresh. They taste so great, in fact, that it...

Zones: What They Are and How to Use Them

Zones: What They Are and How to Use Them

Zones: What They Are and How to Use Them “There is such a simple sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” – Pamela S. Nadav Like the rest of our garden fruits and veggies, strawberries taste best when they are fresh. They taste so great, in fact, that it...

How to Plant a Container Garden

How to Plant a Container Garden

How to Plant a Container Garden By Erna Container gardens have taken a steady climb into popularity recently. While they had their humble beginnings in 1950’s suburbia, the trends of that time look particularly uninspired compared to some of the wild creativity these...

Our Top 3 New Edibles

Our Top 3 New Edibles

Our Top 3 New Edibles By Erna “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” – Michael Pollan One of the greatest joys of the gardening season is enjoying your hard work! Nothing quite beats the taste of garden-fresh veggies in the summer. Eating well is so much...

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