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Friends of Manito to hold annual fall plant sale Saturday

The Friends of Manito will offer a large assortment of plants at its annual fall sale Sept. 8.


In the Garden: Find hummingbirds’ favorite perennials at Friends of Manito Plant Sale

Watching hummingbirds zip from flower to flower fills us with wonder and admiration. Adding their favorite plants to our gardens is the easiest way to attract them.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

Friends of Manito to present lecture on how to divide perennials

Do you have crowded perennials in your yard or garden and need a little help learning how to divide them?


Friends of Manito and Spokane Parks Foundation make Spokane’s parks better looking and more fun

From inside a classroom at Manito Park, Dave Lennstrom opens the door, letting light flood the room. He points outside to the native shrubs on the hill beyond the manicured …


Friends of Manito plant sale Sept. 9

The Friends of Manito will hold a garden-in-a-box plant sale Sept. 9.


Buy plants for butterflies, hummingbirds

Every year, gardeners eagerly anticipate the Friends of Manito plant sales because they know they will find exceptional plants that are hardy for this region. The spring plant sale will …


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 1:10 p.m.

Friends of Manito will hold plant sale June 3

The Friends of Manito will hold its annual spring plant sale on June 3. Gardeners could find “plants not found anywhere else in town,” the Friends of Manito said in …


Friends of Manito calendars available for purcashe

The Friends of Manito 2017 calendar featuring pictures of Manito Park is available for purchase.


In the Garden: Friends of Manito fall plant sale

In addition to the $5 bargains, the fall sale includes plants that attract pollinators and hummingbirds, have winter interest, evergreen foliage, berries, or flower heads that dry beautifully for arrangements. …


Manito’s Rose Hill gets new gazebo

Work on an octagonal gazebo is nearly complete on Rose Hill at Manito Park. The $60,000 structure was a gift from the Friends of Manito. It’s located near the dahlia …


Manito Mirror Pond improvements underway

Most of the water in the Mirror Pond of Manito Park has been drained, leaving behind a bright green scum floating on top of what’s left. Ducks swim through it, …


Feeding ducks at Manito Park still a problem

The Mirror Pond at Manito Park still has a duck-feeding issue. It’s not as bad as it was before the big duck roundup in 2008 when Parks Department staff corralled …


Feeding ducks at Manito Park still a problem

The Mirror Pond at Manito Park still has a duck-feeding issue. It’s not as bad as it was before the big duck roundup in 2008 when Parks Department staff corralled …


Gaiser Conservatory aglow with holiday lights

The holiday lights will be twinkling at Gaiser Conservatory beginning Friday as the Friends of Manito once again celebrate the season by decorating trees, flowers and succulents with more than …


Friends of Manito look to dazzle with new colors

Whenever I walk through my garden, there are a lot of plants that really stand out. So many of them have come from past Friends of Manito plant sales, and …


In the Garden: Friends of Manito ready to help you spring forward

Are you ready for some serious plant shopping? The Friends of Manito spring plant sale is Saturday and the more organized you are, the more likely you are to score …


Manito ready to turn on holiday lights

The annual holiday lights display at Manito Park’s Gaiser Conservatory will be turned on Friday and remain up through Dec. 19. Going to see the lights has become a holiday …


Make your list; Friends of Manito set for spring sale

Attention, plant shoppers: The Friends of Manito are holding their spring plant sale on Saturday. Have you made your shopping list yet? There are photos and a list of the …


Manito plant sale will be June 9

The Friends of Manito will have its annual plant sale June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the area immediately east of the Manito Park’s Gaiser Conservatory. The …


Cool growing season gives perennials a longer bloom

This season’s weather may not have been so great for growing veggies, but I think the perennials have outdone themselves. They apparently enjoyed the cooler temperatures and abundance of moisture. …


Children’s Renaissance Faire planned at Manito

The Friends of Manito will host the annual Children’s Renaissance Faire on Saturday at Manito Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities will include a children’s folk dance, a …


With careful planning, you can keep color in garden until first frost

In spring and early summer, gardeners enjoy a profusion of bloom throughout their landscapes. By midsummer, however, the irises, poppies, daisies, lupines and peonies are but a sweet memory. Unless …


Friends of Manito to host celebration

The Friends of Manito, which raises money for Manito Park improvements through annual plant sales and other activities, is hosting a 20th anniversary celebration at the park Saturday from 10 …


Grant provides for work at Japanese Garden

Excess growth in Spokane’s Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden is being removed this winter under a $35,000 grant from the Friends of Manito organization. The project on the west side of …