Stories tagged: gardening
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 12:20 a.m.
Gardening: Biochar, seed swap, Seattle show offer fun learning
It must be time to take advantage of some fun learning opportunities around the Inland Northwest and beyond.
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 1:39 p.m.
Gardening: Keep dormant houseplants healthy in winter
Yesterday was National Houseplant Day. Given the sloppy, icy, rainy and overall gray conditions outdoors, we could use a celebration of green in our lives right now.
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, noon
Gardening: Good time to start thinking of acquiring holly plants, Munts writes
As I was shoveling last week’s snow, the Christmas carol “The Holly and the Ivy” got stuck in my head.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 8:37 p.m.
Gardening: Remove incentives for havoc-wreaking squirrels
Squirrels are the clowns of the garden. … They are also terrorists with tails.
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, noon
Gardening: Round out your pre-winter chore list with these tasks
Here are a few reminders to help finish your fall chore list.
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Gardening: Potatoes went through a long journey to acceptance on our dinner tables
A Thanksgiving meal just isn’t complete without the mashed potatoes.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Gardening: SCC students will show off fruits of labor at annual Poinsettia Open House
Spokane Community College students Jamie Lucas and Jarred Reitan are part of the greenhouse management class that is raising poinsettias for the annual Poinsettia Open House Thursday and Friday at …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Gardening: Early, persistent snow shifts seasons quickly
None of us expected our fall to end like it did last weekend. In my 40 years here, I can’t remember such an early snow that stuck around as long …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Gardening: Portrayal of America’s first professional botanist promises to be entertaining, illuminating
If you want to see a mesmerizing portrayal of the life and times of America’s first botanist, John Bartram, don’t miss Kirk R. Brown performance of “John Bartram Lives” at …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Gardening: Fall’s fiery brilliance can be preserved, enjoyed year-round
October is my favorite month of the year.
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Gardening: Guest speaker at annual Master Gardener Foundation dinner will talk about the plight of native bees
Last summer I was lucky. I seemed to have more than a few bumblebees buzzing around my garden.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
Gardening: Spokane garden displays last hurrah of season
Sandy Mooney’s riverside garden near Spokane’s Upriver Dam, is the perfect place to soak up the last hurrah of the garden. So much so that she earned the September Garden …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, noon
Gardening: In remaining warm days, use floating row cover to trap heat, extend ripening
Row cover is a spun polyester fabric that lets in sun, heat and water and is thick enough to provide some insulation.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, noon
Gardening: Fall blooms bring final splash of color, insect food
With the arrival of cooler weather, many plants will begin to wind down and start to go dormant. There are a few that are only beginning their peak bloom and …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, noon
Gardening: Control necrotic ring spot in lawn
Got brown patches of grass showing up in your lawn? It may be necrotic ring spot, a fungal disease that lives in the soil and emerges when conditions are conducive …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Matt Liere: Guarding the bunny buffet
After getting a late spring start, the garden had finally blossomed. Early crop production from the raspberries and rhubarb had been phenomenal, but my eagerness lay with the fall arrivals …
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, noon
In the Garden: Doctor has just the prescription for growing peppers
Jim Gaddy may have retired as a family practice doctor three years ago, but his caregiving skills are still apparent in his vegetable garden.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Gardening: Old finds peek through blooming August garden of the month
The Inland Empire Gardeners has selected August Garden of the Month at a 1905 vintage house overlooking Monroe Street hill
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 5 p.m.
Ask The Builder: How to use polymeric sand with pavers
I need to use polymeric sand on an upcoming job. Have you used this material before? Did you find it hard to work with? I’m terrified of having mottled stains …
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, noon
In the Garden: A love of gardening is a legacy worth passing from generation to the next
When I was a little girl growing up in Southern California, I spent time every summer at my maternal grandmother’s home. Grandmother Emma lived in Pasadena and became a widow …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, noon
Gardening: How is your lawn faring during hot weather? These tips can help restore it to health
September is a great time to restore a lawn.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Then and now: Duncan Garden reaches its peak
The European Renaissance-style garden in Manito Park that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each summer was planted around Memorial Day of this year with tens of thousands of begonias, …
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Gardening: Earwigs mostly helpful (don’t worry about your ears)
I am hearing rumors that earwigs have invaded gardens in the area. Take a deep breath: They are more of an annoyance than a destructive pest.
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 1 p.m.
In the Garden: Tips help homeowners transform existing landscapes
It’s fair to say that downsizing from 10 acres to a standard city lot would be an adjustment for anyone – but especially for two dedicated gardeners. Kurt Madison and …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Tending nature’s bounty: Denominations come together for Spokane Valley garden
Parishioners and volunteers have transformed an unused field on the grounds of the Spokane Valley Adventist Church into a community garden. The hope: to teach gardening, provide food for formerly …