Stories tagged: Pat Munts
Thu., May 16, 2019, 5 a.m.
Knowing when and what to plant in the Inland Northwest, Pat Munts relies on her 40 years of experience in Spokane’s fickle spring weather.
Thu., May 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
The city’s SpokaneScape program will pay you to remove lawn in a front yard and help you design a new, water-wise landscape.
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 4:49 p.m.
Last week I talked about getting rid of moss in shady areas. That resulted in questions about how to get some color in shady areas of the garden. Dark green …
Thu., April 25, 2019, 5 a.m.
Now that the grass is growing, the question of the week seems to be how to get rid of moss in the lawn.
Thu., April 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
I have to move a very special rose this spring.
Thu., April 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
It’s time to get a jump on lawn care before it gets away from us.
Thu., April 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
Planting a pollinator meadow begins in the spring and will take a year to ensure a growing field that will sustain important insects and animals.
Thu., March 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
Growing really hot peppers seems to be a trend, gardening columnist Pat Munts writes.
Thu., March 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spring is out there somewhere. I caught a glimpse of it during a layover in Wales on my way back from Africa. It was wonderful.
Thu., March 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
If you’ve joined the berry and fruit tree growing trend, Pat Munts offers some tips on getting good yields.
Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
Starting your own vegetable seeds indoors is a great way to save some money and grow varieties you can’t find in the garden centers.
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 5 a.m.
What is “good quality potting mix”?
Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Spokane Edible Tree Project has gleaned over 100,000 pounds of apples, pears, plums, peaches, raspberries and blueberries from Spokane backyard trees since its inception in 2013. The Tree Project …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 4:13 p.m.
Just to show you how mild a winter we have had so far, I had my first garden tour of the year last Sunday with a little twist. Michael Loundagin, …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
Beekeeping has become a very popular hobby in our region and beyond in the last few years. Beekeeping classes fill quickly, and several new beekeeping clubs have popped up in …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
The holidays are over and the reality of winter – what there is of it – is settling in. Cabin fever for gardeners will be setting in soon so here …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
I can’t remember the last time I spent a whole weekend in January digging in the garden. But that’s what I did last weekend and it was wonderful!
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 5 a.m.
Happy New Year, everyone. So here we are looking at a brand-new year and as always lots of new ideas for gardening. Winter is a great time to check them …
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 5 a.m.
The rush of Christmas is over. For many gardeners this means the real winter has settled, and it’s time to haul out the stack of reading material that has been …
Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
Our neighborhood communication app was buzzing this past week with people wondering where all the winter resident songbirds have gone. Feeders around the Painted Hills and Ponderosa neighborhoods have been …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
As the cold settled in this weekend, not much was stirring around our garden. The resident deer herd was nowhere to be seen. A few birds could be heard but …
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Today we will celebrate with family and friends around a table with more calories than we deserve. So how do we burn those off before they become …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 6 a.m.
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. …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 6 a.m.
The holiday season may seem to be a bit far off but now is the time to plant amaryllis and paperwhite narcissus so they will be ready for the holidays.
Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 6 a.m.
We are having a spectacular fall. Just enough frost to turn the leaves. No wind or rain to knock them off yet and bright sunny days to enjoy all the …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
So, how do you store all of this fall bounty. It’s not hard if you pay attention to a few simple guidelines, Pat Munts writes.
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6 a.m.
Claudia Biggs, a national dahlia judge, has received the September Garden of the Month award for her dahlia garden.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 6 a.m.
The big question that seems to be on a lot of people’s minds right now is when to prune what.
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 6 a.m.
Our gardening season is winding down.