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Monday, May 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Gardening: Start spring cleaning now to eradicate houseplant insects

It’s time to check your houseplants for unwanted visitors. The plants have been somewhat dormant for the last couple of months but with the increasing light, they will soon be …


Gardening: Keep your houseplants alive this winter

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. …


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.


Gardening: If your green thumb is getting itchy, tend to your houseplants

So we are going to have to look inside for our green fix for a while longer and play with the next best thing; our houseplants. As the daylight lengthens, …


Artificial lights can keep houseplants growing in winter

For indoor gardeners who want plants to keep growing and even flowering this time of year, artificial light is the answer.


Gardening: Some houseplants are poisonous to pets

Many houseplants can cause intestinal, stomach and skin issues or mouth irritation to name just a few symptoms. Fortunately, they aren’t likely to kill an animal unless they eat a …


May 25 sale offers discounted plants

Gardeners looking for good deals on plants might check out the sale the Associated Garden Clubs is holding on May 25. The garden clubs had a large number of leftover …


Take care mixing cats, houseplants

Cats like houseplants, but houseplants don’t like cats. Or, at least, cats don’t do houseplants any good. Take my ponytail palm, for example. My cat is an outdoor cat, but …


New rules apply when plants come in

We recently brought all our houseplants back into the house. Unfortunately one of those little bitty tree frogs hitchhiked in with the plants and is now croaking somewhere in the …


Winter good time to tend indoors

Looks like the weather experts weren’t too far off on their prognostications of a snowy winter. Only time will tell how much we really get. One thing is clear though; …


Winter good time to tend indoors

Looks like the weather experts weren’t too far off on their prognostications of a snowy winter. Only time will tell how much we really get. One thing is clear though; …


Let cacti conquer those winter blues

As the end of the gardening season approaches, gardeners can generally be divided into two types: those who look forward to having a break from gardening over the winter and …