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Art in Bloom brings art and fundraising opportunity to historic Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens

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.

Gardening: Spokane Valley resident Carmen Perkins’ acre patch is named August garden of month

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.

Gardening: Tree with damaged trunk will seal off injured area to protect healthy bark

It started with squalling tires and a big bang.

Gardening: Cooler weather brings humidity, risk of powdery mildew

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 …

In the Garden: Bountiful harvests come from small city lot

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.

Gardening: From 2015 windstorm to whimsical landscape – July garden of month earns perfect 10s

Sometimes good things happen when trees come crashing down in a garden. Such is the case for Russ and Sara Weaver-Lundberg.

In the Garden: Protecting your garden from critters

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.

Gardening: Preserve your harvest for winter months

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 …

Gardening: It’s a good time to get to work on that fall garden

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 …

In the Garden: Versatile succulents gaining popularity

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.

In the garden: McElroy encourages making plan, but not being married to it

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, …

Gardening: Deep watering paramount during heat of summer

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 …

In the Garden: Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour opens gates to colorful, whimsical North Idaho gardens

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, …

Gardening: Spangle-area gardener receives June garden of the month honor

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.

Glorious gardens: Spokane group tours some of England’s most majestic grounds

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 …

In the Garden: Aggressive plants test patience

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.

In the Garden: Visit to iconic Great Dixter beat gardener’s high expectations

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.

Gardening: Dragonflies have abundance of skills

Dragonflies seem to be everywhere this spring.

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

Ammi Midstokke: Mother Nature has its own plans for my garden

This spring, my garden is going to be done

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.

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.

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.