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  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 29, 2013

    Autumn is showtime for arboretum

    When we think about Spokane parks, Manito and Riverfront are probably the first two that come to mind. But there is a hidden gem that is well worth a visit …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 2013

    It was year to try growing two Southern favorites

    Many gardeners, myself included, like to experiment each summer with vegetables we don’t normally grow here just to see if this is that one summer we could grow them. Well, …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2013

    Fall clean-up prepares plants for long winter’s nap

    Today is the first day of fall, and with it come many garden tasks. Knowing which ones should be done now and which should wait until late winter or early …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2013

    A horticultural heaven

    If you moved to the Inland Northwest from somewhere else, you know how different our climate is from other parts of the country. Many times I have heard new residents …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2013

    Garden leftovers mean extended bounty

    You’ve planted and lovingly tended your vegetable garden all season long and are ready for the big harvest. Now what? While that might seem like a facetious question, it’s not …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, 2013

    Green lawn takes plenty of resources

    We’ve been too busy to mow our small lawn with any regularity this summer. We’ve even stopped picking up the clippings which I normally use for vegetable garden mulch. The …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 2013

    Community gardens adjust for well concerns

    Earlier this year it looked like two community gardens would have to be moved, because they are located too close to city wellheads and violate Washington State Department of Health …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 2013

    Green lawn takes plenty of resources

    We’ve been too busy to mow our small lawn with any regularity this summer. We’ve even stopped picking up the clippings which I normally use for vegetable garden mulch. The …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 8, 2013

    White-flowering plants light up the night

    Two years ago, I wrote about Master Gardener Rose Jacobus and her large garden in southwest Spokane County. One of her newest projects was designing and planting a moon garden. …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 7, 2013

    Food forests would be welcome in Spokane

    Imagine this: You are out for a late summer walk in a Spokane park. You get hungry but instead of heading to the nearest fast food place you simply stroll …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 5, 2013

    Gardening: Food forests would be welcome in Spokane

    Imagine this: You are out for a late summer walk in a Spokane park. You get hungry but instead of heading to the nearest fast food place you simply stroll …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 1, 2013

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013

    Controlling pesky yellow jackets challenging in late summer

    It’s hard to believe that Labor Day weekend is upon us. Where did the summer go? This weekend will be filled with picnics and barbecues – unfortunately we will likely …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 25, 2013

    A deer-resistant, drought-tolerant hummingbird haven

    Janice Sather was a frustrated gardener while living in Alaska. The short growing season and temperature extremes made it awfully hard to pursue her love of plants. When she and …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 24, 2013

    Metal sculptures make garden pop

    Every garden I visit has a story not only of the plants and the design but also of the gardener behind the creation. July’s Garden of the Month winner is …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2013

    Metal sculptures make garden pop

    Every garden I visit has a story not only of the plants and the design but also of the gardener behind the creation. July’s Garden of the Month winner is …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 18, 2013

    In the Garden: Be prepared when insects invade

    There sure are a lot of insects out there. While some of them are the good guys, many apparently think you planted a garden just for them. What’s a gardener …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 11, 2013

    Northland Rosarium owner found inspiration abroad for her gardens

    When you hear the words “English garden,” many pictures come to mind. After all, we Americans have been fascinated with them for centuries. Carol Newcomb has been to England twice …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2013

    Associated Garden Clubs keeps city beautiful

    One thing I’ve always enjoyed about Spokane is the community spirit that is driven by the many social organizations and clubs. One of the clubs that has been an integral …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 4, 2013

    Tour lets visitors in on shade garden secrets

    Next Sunday, five gardens on Spokane’s South Hill will be open to the public for the first time as part of this year’s “Other Gardeners’ Edens” garden tour. The tour …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 3, 2013

    June garden captures beauty of plants rejected by others

    I have always felt that gardens were created partly as a science experiment and partly as a three-dimensional art project. It takes a touch of understanding how plants grow mixed …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 1, 2013

    June garden captures beauty of plants rejected by others

    I have always felt that gardens were created partly as a science experiment and partly as a three-dimensional art project. It takes a touch of understanding how plants grow mixed …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013

    Space-saving containers allow for plenty of garden variety

    If you’ve always wanted to grow a vegetable garden but just don’t have the space, container gardening is an ideal solution. It was three years ago that Marilyn Lloyd embarked …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013

    Gardening: Plants ready for fertilizer boost to keep on growing

    Another week of warm weather is passing, and it doesn’t look like cooler weather is anywhere to be found in the forecast. That means our gardens are growing like mad …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013

    Ponds, streams can make real splash

    If you want to take your landscape to a whole new level, consider adding a pond, stream or waterfall. The splashing sounds, reflections on the water and flashy fish are …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013

    Issues cropping up with apricot, other fruit trees

    Well, I do believe we are going to a have tomato summer this year for the first time in several years. Many people are already harvesting cucumbers and zucchini and …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013

    In the Garden: Changes leave more time to smell the roses

    Do you have loads of time for gardening? Neither do I. It never hurts to rethink how we do things so we’ll have more time for the fun aspects of …


  • SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013

    Learn how to lure, keep pollinators in garden

    The news was sad a couple of weeks ago when more than 50,000 bumble bees perished after foraging on linden tree blossoms in Wilsonville, Ore. The cause? The improper application …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013

    Learn how to lure, keep pollinators in garden

    The news was sad a couple of weeks ago when more than 50,000 bumble bees perished after foraging on linden tree blossoms in Wilsonville, Ore. The cause? The improper application …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013

    In the Garden: CdA tour lets visitors explore others’ labors

    One of the high points of summer is the Coeur d’Alene Garden Club’s annual garden tour. It will feature five gardens in Coeur d’Alene, Dalton Gardens and Hayden, and is …


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