Stories tagged: gardening
Thu., June 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
Gardening: Dragonflies have abundance of skills
Dragonflies seem to be everywhere this spring.
Sat., June 16, 2018, noon
In the Garden: Celebrate roses with lecture, show
June is the month when roses are at their peak in area gardens. This beautiful flower will be celebrated in two very special ways this week.
Thu., June 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
Gardening: Garden of the Month contest marks 20 years
For over 20 years, the Inland Empire Gardeners has been celebrating gardeners and their gardens. Each month except December, it brings exciting speakers from all over the country to talk …
Sat., June 2, 2018, noon
In the Garden: Stock up on pollinator plants at Friends of Manito spring plant sale
The best way to have a healthy, productive garden is by attracting pollinators.
Thu., May 24, 2018, 12:54 p.m.
Gardening: Slugs get busy in high humidity in spring, fall
It’s slug season. I’ve already had them eating on some of my plants including one fresh from the garden center.
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
Spokane residents could save up to $500 on utility bill for reducing yard turf
In a move aimed at reducing the amount of water residents use to irrigate their lawns during the dusty summer months, the city of Spokane is offering an annual rebate …
Sat., May 19, 2018, noon
In the Garden: Expand your garden by growing up
When we gardeners lay out our vegetable or flower beds, we often limit ourselves to the ground at our feet. But vertical space is plentiful and should be considered as …
Sat., May 19, 2018, 6 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Mother Nature has its own plans for my garden
This spring, my garden is going to be done
Thu., May 17, 2018, 6:05 a.m.
Gardening: Potted plants need mix of science and art
My husband’s Mother’s Day gift to me was to just turn me loose in the garden to play. I had a great time planting my deck pots. Yes, I know …
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Gardening: Radishes – the gardening answer while we wait for warmth
While gardeners wait to plant tomatoes, they can plant radishes that will be ready to harvest mid-June.
Sat., May 5, 2018, noon
In the Garden: Annual Garden Expo back with classes, vendors and fun
The theme is “Garden Fiesta: Let’s Party!” and if there’s one thing Inland Empire Gardeners has demonstrated over the years, they know how to put on a great party.
Thu., May 3, 2018, 6:19 a.m.
Gardening: Serviceberry is staple of springtime
It’s hard to miss nature’s celebration of spring on the hills and along the rivers of the Inland Northwest.
Thu., April 26, 2018, 7:38 a.m.
Gardening: Swaying ornamental grasses add movement, sound to garden
It took a trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden and its world-renowned prairie gardens before I began to appreciate ornamental grasses in the landscape. I couldn’t figure out why gardeners …
UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 5:14 p.m.
In the garden: Largest area plant sales on the horizon
Gardeners know spring has truly arrived when local plant sales start taking place. Two of the largest sales will kick off the season next weekend when both the Spokane County …
Sat., April 14, 2018, noon
In the garden: Spring-blooming bulbs brighten up the garden
As spring unfolds in my garden, I’m treated to dozens of delightful surprises in the form of spring-blooming bulbs. These flowers are my reward for making it through what has …
Thu., April 12, 2018, 6:30 a.m.
Gardening: Early spring is best time to plant strawberries
We are only two months out from strawberry season. By the middle of June, plants will be heavy with fruit begging for a bowl and some fresh cream.
Sat., March 31, 2018, 8 a.m.
In the Garden: Learn about orchids at annual show and sale
Next weekend, the Spokane Orchid Society will put on their annual Orchid Show & Sale at the Spokane Community College Lair and it’s a sure thing attendees will swoon over …
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
Gardening: Bulbs take center stage in spring
The snow drops are up and blooming. Tulip and daffodil leaves are poking out of the ground testing the weather before they really start growing.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 2:37 p.m.
Gardening: Figuring out what to plant first this spring
Now that the cold weather is fading, what can we plant first in the vegetable garden? Even better, what can we plant that will have us eating out of the …
Sat., March 17, 2018
Ask the Builder: Workmanship errors can cost thousands of dollars down the road
This column was inspired by two expensive mistakes, one by a home builder and one by a home service installer. In both instances, an hour or two of extra time …
Wed., March 14, 2018, 12:04 p.m.
Gardening: If itching to get in the dirt, check out Cabin Fever event
Could it be that the cold and snow are behind us? My garlic is poking its heads out of the winter’s protective mulch. Several people have said that tulips and …
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 11:41 a.m.
Gardening: Phyllis Stephens retiring after decades as Spokane’s foremost gardening authority
Pat Munts pays tribute to longtime gardening guru and TV personality Phyllis Stephens, who is retiring after over 30 years of sharing her knowledge with residents of the Inland Northwest …
Sat., March 3, 2018
In the Garden: Not time to plant, but it is time to plan
It feels like the winter months are moving at a glacial pace. While all of us are anxious to head out to the garden and get down to business, there …
Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, noon
Gardening: March is time to prune fruit trees
It’s time to think about getting fruit trees ready for spring.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, noon
Gardening: Covered garden beds will add grow time and protection from cold weather
Remember I said a couple of weeks ago that winter isn’t over until winter is over? I rest my case.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 5:12 p.m.
Gardening: Artichoke, husk tomato in March planting plan
My desk is covered with seed packets at the moment. Our recent spate of warm weather got me fired up to order my seeds for the spring.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
Gardening: Time for early garden chores, Pat Munts writes
With a break in the weather that has thawed the ground, we can get done some early garden chores, Pat Munts writes.
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018
Spokane workshops spotlight historic barn, schoolhouse remodels
Spokane Preservation Advocates offer three adaptive reuse workshops in February.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 2:46 p.m.
Gardening: Inland Northwest Food Network workshop will offer lessons about saving seeds, Pat Munts writes
Seed School in a Day workshop March 3 will teach how to save your own seed.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Gardening: Consider length of local growing season when choosing seeds
When planning the garden you want to grow, consider the length of our growing season before making your seed choices, Pat Munts writes. Local garden centers offer many types of …