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Friday, April 26, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Gardening: June garden of the month plays with sun and shade

Carol Thomson is a two-time winner of The Inland Empire Gardeners garden of the month award.


Inspired by cats, sisters saw garden expo take root

They are three sisters and they’ve always lived in the Spokane Valley house where they grew up. They agree that their love of gardening and all things growing and green …


Expert shares passion for colorful gardens

Until just a few years ago plants usually came with leaves in shades of green, yellow and, once in awhile, red. We thought we were in heaven with that many …


Valley tropical garden defies Zone 5 rules

From a block away I knew my visit to Jennifer and Michael Gilbert’s garden was going to be a treat. After all, when ornamental grasses and huge leaves tower above …


Valley tropical garden defies Zone 5 rules

From a block away I knew my visit to Jennifer and Michael Gilbert’s garden was going to be a treat. After all, when ornamental grasses and huge leaves tower above …


Friends create colorful landscape

It’s a friendship that started over a classic but dead Jaguar. Claudia Gendron and her husband had just driven it from Seattle to Spokane to deliver it to Julie Nesbitt …


June’s garden a natural in its rugged setting

Barbra Safranek started hauling home plants and planting them before their new house site was little more than a basalt knob with very little soil and part of a foundation …


Expect quite a show at upcoming garden tour

If you aren’t doing anything this weekend and even if you are, make some time to do the Spokane in Bloom garden tour this Saturday. The Inland Empire Gardeners have …


Canters turn flat backyard into a stunning oasis

It’s amazing what a little dynamite will do for a garden. Eight years ago, Donna and Stan Canter decided some of the explosives would create interesting features on their flat …


Great time to grow garden excitement

This spring has been tough on gardeners. Our chilly, wet weather has made it difficult to get gardens started and has put a damper on most gardeners’ cheerful optimism about …


Time has come to reassess garden goals

This was not one of our better years for growing a vegetable garden, was it? Between the slow, chilly start to our spring and the up-and-down temperatures during the summer, …


Garden of Month honoree has a whimsical touch

Exploration is part of the art of gardening. As gardeners, we all know something about the science of growing plants; blending a plant with the right conditions. Pushing those boundaries …


Garden of Month honoree has a whimsical touch

Exploration is part of the art of gardening. As gardeners, we all know something about the science of growing plants; blending a plant with the right conditions. Pushing those boundaries …