Stories tagged: In the Garden
Sat., April 13, 2019
While we all reap rewards from our edible crops, flowers are an equally important component. In addition to attracting pollinators, hummingbirds, and butterflies, they delight us with their beautiful colors …
Sat., April 6, 2019, 11 a.m.
I’ve grown blueberries for about 25 years and, aside from the delicious harvest they provide, I appreciate what they contribute to our landscape. In the spring, the bushes are covered …
Sat., March 30, 2019, 1 p.m.
You’ll often see instructions on seed packets that say “plant in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked,” but what does that mean?
Sat., March 23, 2019, 1 p.m.
With orchids, knowing what not to do is a good starting point
Sat., March 16, 2019, noon
After enduring a winter that began innocently enough but has been pretty harsh in the past several weeks, we gardeners deserve a break. We also need a little inspiration and …
Sat., March 9, 2019
What columnist Susan Mulvihill loves most about raised beds is that it’s possible to intensively plant them, thus getting a higher yield in a smaller space. They also warm up …
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 11:45 a.m.
All of us have the opportunity to involve kids in the garden. This year, I’m challenging you to do this with your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or neighbor kids, because …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
The first day of spring is just 24 days away. Gardeners across the Inland Northwest are busily organizing their seeds, drawing up plans and dreaming of that first ripe tomato. …
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 …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 1 p.m.
Warning: while purchasing spring-flowering bulbs is great fun this time of year, remember that you have you dig a hole for every one of them.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, noon
Heinz has been “seriously gardening” for about eight years and has mostly learned through trial and error and from a lot of reading.
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, noon
Watching hummingbirds zip from flower to flower fills us with wonder and admiration. Adding their favorite plants to our gardens is the easiest way to attract them.
Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 11 a.m.
“Enabling” gardens allow anyone to get outside and dig in the dirt.
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.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 2 p.m.
In my garden, I have learned a lot over the years about what I can do to ensure the best possible harvest – and it all starts from day one.
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.
Sat., July 28, 2018, noon
Over the years, I’ve let the seasons dictate when I grew a garden. I’d begin in early spring and put it to bed when the frosts arrived in the fall. …
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 …
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, …
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.
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.
Sat., June 9, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Going on a garden tour is such an enjoyable activity. It’s a unique opportunity to share the joy of gardening with other like-minded folks while taking home ideas to use …
Sat., May 26, 2018, noon
While it’s fun watching deer, observing them up close in your garden or dealing with the consequences of one of their visits is a whole different story. In the Inland …
Sat., May 19, 2018, noon
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Because they are indigenous to this area, native plants are ideal for our conditions.
Sat., May 5, 2018, noon
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.
Sat., April 28, 2018, noon
Cathi Lamoreux says it is important plan ahead in order to continue gardening at any age. “Folks should start thinking about this from the get-go,” she said. “We should always …
UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 5:14 p.m.
Gardeners know spring has truly arrived when local plant sales start taking place. Two of the largest sales will kick off the season next weekend when both the Spokane County …
Sat., April 14, 2018, noon
As spring unfolds in my garden, I’m treated to dozens of delightful surprises in the form of spring-blooming bulbs. These flowers are my reward for making it through what has …