Eugene, OR/Lane County?

Eugene, OR/Lane County?

Hi everyone. I'm going to be moving to Eugene, OR in a few months and I'm trying to get an idea of what gardening there is like. I've been trying to find a Master Gardener's Manual online, but the only one I can find is $30. I can't find a planting calender either. Grrr. Can anyone post some useful links for me? I just wanna know what the seasons are like for gardening there, what grows well in that climate, are there native varieties that do well, etc. I'd appreciate any help you could offer. Thanks.
mystery plant

mystery plant

A place for my stuff; a place for living

A place for my stuff; a place for living

Help identifying plant

Help identifying plant

Some pictures of my garden

Some pictures of my garden

What the hell’s this crap on my zinnias?

What the hell’s this crap on my zinnias?

Identifying the flowers.

Identifying the flowers.