Stories tagged: gardening
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 6 a.m.
Winter’s gentle teaser last week is a good reminder that our gardening has moved indoors for the next few months. Here are some tips to keep plants alive and happy. …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 6 a.m.
The holiday season may seem to be a bit far off but now is the time to plant amaryllis and paperwhite narcissus so they will be ready for the holidays.
Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 6 a.m.
We are having a spectacular fall. Just enough frost to turn the leaves. No wind or rain to knock them off yet and bright sunny days to enjoy all the …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
So, how do you store all of this fall bounty. It’s not hard if you pay attention to a few simple guidelines, Pat Munts writes.
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6 a.m.
Claudia Biggs, a national dahlia judge, has received the September Garden of the Month award for her dahlia garden.
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
With the end of the garden season rapidly approaching, it’s time to reflect on how this year’s garden performed. Two challenges were high temperatures and hazardous air quality from regional …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 6 a.m.
The big question that seems to be on a lot of people’s minds right now is when to prune what.
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 6 a.m.
Our gardening season is winding down.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, noon
The fundraiser brings together local artists’ works and floral arrangements inspired by the artwork to benefit the site, which is on both the Spokane and Washington historic registries.
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane Valley gardener Carmen Perkins has been recognized by the Inland Empire Gardeners. The group has named her garden the August garden of the month.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
It started with squalling tires and a big bang.
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 6 a.m.
The weather appears to be cooling a bit. Temperatures are dropping from the 90s into the 80s and 70s this weekend with nights in the lower 50s. Throw in a …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 2 p.m.
Residing on a city lot in northwest Spokane, this couple has 14 bountiful raised beds and enjoys sharing their excess produce – and gardening skills – with their community.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 6 a.m.
Sometimes good things happen when trees come crashing down in a garden. Such is the case for Russ and Sara Weaver-Lundberg.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 11 a.m.
While deer in the garden can be trying, there are other critters out there who can be destructive to your hard work: voles, gophers, squirrels, raccoons and rabbits.
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
What do you do when you have more tomatoes, beans, corn, peppers, squash, eggplant, peas or cabbage than you can eat in a few days? Preserve it for the long …
Wed., July 25, 2018
The heat of summer has finally arrived, and our vegetable gardens have taken off. With the onset of hot weather though, most cool season crops like peas, spinach, lettuce and …
Sat., July 21, 2018, 1 p.m.
Succulents are truly the darlings of the horticultural world. With their wide variation in leaf colors and types, they have soared in popularity in recent years. They are frequently potted …
UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 3:18 p.m.
Gardening: Nocturnal mammal the bat can be enticed to hang around but beware of rabies-carrying animals
Downtown Austin, Texas, is known for nightlife of live music, dancing and dining. I got to enjoy some of that while I was at a conference there last week.
Sat., July 14, 2018, noon
If you’re a fan of the Saturday morning “Garden Report” on KHQ-TV, you know that Master Gardener Julie McElroy is a frequent guest of reporter Matt Rogers. During the segments, …
Thu., July 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
In some ways the stretch of recent cooler weather has been great for the gardens. Plants have stayed in bloom a little longer, and with the timely rains, it hasn’t …
Sat., July 7, 2018, noon
Sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Garden Club, the Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour on July 15 takes visitors to six gorgeous gardens, and also features artisans and vendors of garden-related items, …
Thu., July 5, 2018, 6 a.m.
Gardening learning curves can be steep when you move from Southern California’s year-round gardening season to Spokane’s four-season mishmash of microclimates.
Sat., June 30, 2018, noon
Leading 28 people on a tour of English gardens might sound like a daunting task. And it could have been, except that I had a lot of factors in my …
Sat., June 30, 2018, 11 a.m.
It seems ironic that we gardeners are in a constant battle with plants that grow too prolifically in our gardens while babying others that apparently would rather grow anywhere else.
Sat., June 23, 2018, 1 p.m.
Wandering through all of these areas was an adventure because one never knew what would be around the corner or through an opening in the many clipped yew hedges.
Thu., June 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
Dragonflies seem to be everywhere this spring.
Sat., June 16, 2018, noon
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.
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
The best way to have a healthy, productive garden is by attracting pollinators.