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In the Garden: Adding a splash of green with Monsteras

Posted: Aug 15, 2019 6:47 PM

Monsteras are very easy to take care of. They will pretty much grow anywhere in your home, except you don't want to put them in an extremely bright spot like up against a window.

Special Reports

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Special Report: Homeless Camp Costs

Last year, the Oregon Department of Transportation alone spent an estimated $1.8 million of taxpayer money cleaning up illegal homeless camps around the state.

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Special Report: Playing with Safety

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease found in people with a history of repetitive brain trauma.

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Special Report: Heroin in the City

With more opioid overdoses and younger addicts, the heroin crisis is a dangerous formula of supply and demand. And that demand is growing.

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Special Report: Eugene woman helps others after daughter's suicide

Roxanne Wilson is creating a nonprofit to help teens learn the skills they need to survive in today's world.

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Weight of Survival: Springfield couple reunites with Nevada teen

The survivors of the Route 91 shooting live with the weight of survival every day.

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Weight of Survival: Springfield man helps save teen in Las Vegas shooting

Nick Campbell has been looking for Wayne Lowell ever since the night of the Las Vegas shooting more than seven months ago.

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Weight of Survival: Springfield couple carries survivor's guilt after shooting

The Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting killed 58 and left many more with survivor's guilt.

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Special Report: Family hopes to find killer in 1975 cold case

Shirley Wallace was murdered 43 years ago in Eugene, and the killer has never been found.

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Special Report: Road to Recovery

Eight months after a horrific crash on I-5 left five horses dead, the brother and sister injured in the crash continue their quest to do what they love and get back in the saddle.

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Family seeks tips to find missing father

Bob Richardson vanished on Valentine's Day in 2012 and was never heard from, or seen, again.

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Search continues for missing Roseburg man

Eugene Armstrong was last seen in Sutherlin, on his way to Salem. No one knows if he ever made it there.

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Semi Safety: KEZI 9 News investigates dangerous truck drivers

KEZI 9 News spent several months combing through inspection data and working with state officials to see just how safe the trucking industry is, or isn't. This is part 1 of our 2-part investigation.

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Search continues for missing Springfield mother

"With no leads, no crumbs, we don't know where to start again," said Kamara Houston, Judy Parker's daughter.

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Detectives are determined to solve Lane County murder case

Joni Marie Grigsby was killed in June of 1995 and detectives are confident her killer will be found.

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Springfield police not giving up on solving cold case

Dorothy Ashley was killed inside her home in August of 2016.

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Local captain fights fires and cancer

Fire-related cancer shows hidden dangers lurking behind the smoke.

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Corvallis father continues search for missing son

"It was like he was here one day then gone the next and never heard from," said Donald Long, Chris's father.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Pets on Pot

Some pet owners give their furry friends marijuana.

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Police crack down on dangerous drug in Oregon

In a KEZI 9 News Special Report, anchor Sean Cuellar investigated street drugs and a new class of drug, fentanyl, which is proving to be a game changer.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Putting DNA to the test

KEZI 9 News tested three at-home ancestry DNA kits.

Project Safe Family

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Former NBA player warns students about addiction

A former NBA players shared his life story and struggle with addiction to high school students.

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New study finds shocking results about teens and sexting

A new study looks at how often teens under the age of 18 are receiving and sending sexts.

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Study: parents shouldn't provide teens with alcohol

Research shows that allowing your teen to drink before the legal drinking age does not offer protection against alcohol abuse.

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Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link?

A new study shows there could be a link between social media use and teen suicide and depression.

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Anti-bullying app helps to stop bullying in schools and workplaces

An anti-bullying app is giving more power victims and witnesses.

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Family says bullying at school put their son in the hospital

Parents said bullying at the school landed their son in a hospital to be treated for depression and an eating disorder.

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Study: teens who vape more likely to smoke cigarettes within year

E-cigarettes seem like they offer a safer alternative to regular cigarettes but a new study is showing the one may not actually keep teens from using the other.

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New law holds parents accountable for school bullying

A New York town is cracking down on bullying by holding parents accountable for their children's actions.

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Teens ask lawmakers to raise tobacco age to 21

A group of high school students in Massachusetts is taking a stand against tobacco companies.

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Burger King takes on bullying with ad

Burger King takes customers by surprise with compelling, provocative social experiment.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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Buying secondhand for back-to-school shopping helps environment

It takes about 700 gallons of water to make one T-shirt and more than 2,000 gallons to make a pair of jeans.

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Volunteers helping keep Benton County Fair & Rodeo green

The Corvallis Rotary Club Green Team is educating people on composting and recycling.

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Lane County Fair vendors ready for new single-use items policy

Although it’s the first year vendors have had to implement the policy at the fair, vendors are ready.

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BRING Recycling to hold birdhouse workshop in Eugene

Organizers said birds and bats are important in our ecosystem and are fun to watch in your yard.

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Edible gardening tour set in Corvallis

If you want to explore edible gardening opportunities, you can join a tour next month to learn more.

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4J buses getting a 'green' makeover

Director of Transportation Chris Ellison said these are the cleanest vehicles the district has ever had.

In The Garden

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In the Garden: Adding a splash of green with Monsteras

Monsteras are very easy to take care of. They will pretty much grow anywhere in your home, except you don't want to put them in an extremely bright spot like up against a window.

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In The Garden: Adding a touch of the tropics with Hibiscus

Rose of Sharon loses its leaves in the winter, and then in the spring it leafs out and then flowers in the summer. Hibiscus need a sunny location and a lot of water when they start to flower.

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In The Garden: Adding bright colors to your yard with Phlox

The great thing about Phlox is after a quick dead head and it will send up two to three more blooms in its place and you can continue to extend that color even farther into summer.

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In The Garden: Preparing for the holidays with Poinsettias

Poinsettias are planted in July and August and are misted every two hours for the first two week when the plant roots into the container.

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In The Garden: Japanese-Themed Garden

A great way to choose plants for a garden is to first choose a theme. A Japanese-inspired garden works great in Oregon because our climates are so similar.

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In The Garden: Covering ground with dead-nettle

Dead-nettle is a great type of plant for shade and part sun spots in your yard.

Pet of the Week

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Pet of the Week: Fin

Fin is a fun, friendly dog who likes to play and enjoys getting affection.

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Pet of the Week: Max

Max enjoys going for walks and playing with toys. He should be the only pet in the household.

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Pet of the Week: Anna

If you like to cuddle, Anna could be the dog for you.

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Pet of the Week: King

King is a friendly, mellow dog who loves people and is ready to become part of a family.

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Pet of the Week: Baloo

Baloo is a smart, friendly dog who has been at the shelter since May 31 and is ready to join a new family.

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Pet of the Week: Trigger

Trigger is a friendly 11-year-old dog who is ready to go home to a new family.

Consumer Reports

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Save money on your water bill

Heating water is the second biggest expense in your house. Consumer Reports says you can bring the cost down by following these simple tips.

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Make your home smarter

Ready to make your home smarter and safer? Consumer Reports has tips on where to start.

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Consumer Reports issues toddler booster seats warning

Consumer Reports found that the load-bearing components at the rear of four popular toddler seats break when tested with dummies whose weight nears the seat’s limits for its harness system.

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Consumer Reports: Is too much screen time harming children?

With all that time on devices, young eyes and ears could be harmed. Consumer Reports has what you need to know for safer screen time and audio levels.

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Consumer Reports: Tips to make your cell-phone battery last longer

Consumer Reports experts reveal some simple tricks to keep your battery running as long as possible.

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Consumer Reports: Fed up with robocalls?

According to a study, scam calls will account for nearly half of all mobile calls by 2019.

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