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Going Native: Get your spring planting started right with OSU-Extension Service approved plants 

A few plants you're sure to admire to kick off your spring planting.


The snowberry's pink flowers give way to round white fruit in the fall that become a draw for birds - good news for the ornothologically inclined! This relatively hardy bush grows four to six feet in diameter and can withstand the high desert's wide temperature fluctuations with modest watering needs.


The iconic high desert plant is familiar to anyone who has hiked or biked a trail around Bend. Incredibly drought and temperature tolerant, the semi-evergreen produces pale yellow flowers and red berries.


Honeysuckle can grow to more than 10 feet tall, but requires a bit more water than some of the other plants. Its dark red flowers portend fall fruit that provide fodder for songbirds.

Blue Oat Grass

This dense clump grass makes a nice island of green in your landscaping and works great along a fence line. Rounded blue gray blades grow to several feet.

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