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Pat Munts

Pat Munts

Pat Munts is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her gardening column appears in the Thursday Voice.

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MONDAY, FEB. 4, 2019

News >  Spokane

Gardening: Mild winter brings unlikely visitors – Anna’s hummingbirds

Just to show you how mild a winter we have had so far, I had my first garden tour of the year last Sunday with a little twist. Michael Loundagin, an old friend who is well known in the local nursery industry, emailed last Thursday that he had two Anna’s hummingbirds, a male and a female, visiting a feeder left over from last summer. I grabbed my camera and headed for his South Hill garden.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2018

News >  Spokane

Gardening: Weed out overly generalized seed catalogs

The rush of Christmas is over. For many gardeners this means the real winter has settled, and it’s time to haul out the stack of reading material that has been accumulating since last spring. In between the books and magazines we have to catch up on is a growing stack of seed and plant catalogs that began arriving in late November.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2018

News >  Home and garden

Gardening: Mower can be integral in seasonal leaf removal

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Today we will celebrate with family and friends around a table with more calories than we deserve. So how do we burn those off before they become permanently attached to our bodies? For those of you who haven’t gotten around to raking leaves yet, here is an easy way to get the job done with a minimum of effort and help your garden beds in the process.

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