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Wednesday, April 24, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Cooler weather allows for fall lawn maintenance

Our lawns have benefited from the cooler weather this year and didn’t get stressed out as much as they usually do. That means that this is a good year to …


Cooler weather allows for fall lawn maintenance

Our lawns have benefited from the cooler weather this year and didn’t get stressed out as much as they usually do. That means that this is a good year to …


Plant a Row program boosting food banks

Hope is something Keith Burgeson has a lot of right now. As coordinator for Second Harvest’s Plant a Row for the Hungry program he is working hard to gather donations …


Plant a Row program boosting food banks

Hope is something Keith Burgeson has a lot of right now. As coordinator for Second Harvest’s Plant a Row for the Hungry program he is working hard to gather donations …


Friends create colorful landscape together

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 …


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 …


Warm, late-summer days sure to bring spider mites, other bugs

The warm days of late summer always bring out the bugs. This year is no exception. The warmer weather is likely to bring on the spider mites. These are tiny, …


Ripening days in garden numbered

OK, its time for Plan B for vegetable gardeners. We have about six weeks to get stuff ripe before our traditional first frost date. How do we salvage the rest …


Ripening days in garden numbered

OK, its time for Plan B for vegetable gardeners. We have about six weeks to get stuff ripe before our traditional first frost date. How do we salvage the rest …


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 …


Consider thinking outside the green lawn

Are you tired of fertilizing, killing weeds, watering and mowing that lawn around your house? You aren’t alone. A lot of people are ditching the grass for something more sustainable …


Consider thinking outside the green lawn

Are you tired of fertilizing, killing weeds, watering and mowing that lawn around your house? You aren’t alone. A lot of people are ditching the grass for something more sustainable …


Some hydrangeas do swell here

Tried to grow big leaf hydrangeas in the Inland Northwest but never get the big, bold, blue flowers to appear? You are not alone. If you have seen the big …


Nip weeds, errant grass in the bud

June is the month the gardens really come alive and put on a show for us. So have the weeds. Most you can pull and be done with them. A …


Nip weeds, errant grass in the bud

June is the month the gardens really come alive and put on a show for us. So have the weeds. Most you can pull and be done with them. A …


Peonies an early splash for summer garden

Peonies are the queens of the early summer garden. Their big, voluptuous flowers boldly brighten the garden in shades of pink, red, white and yellow while their glossy green leaves …


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 …


Grow some fruit and veggies for food bank

This is going to be a tough vegetable-growing year. Even the crops that tend to love the cooler spring weather are way behind. Things like tomatoes and peppers are just …


Grow some fruit and veggies for food bank

This is going to be a tough vegetable-growing year. Even the crops that tend to love the cooler spring weather are way behind. Things like tomatoes and peppers are just …


Wise water usage this summer will be easier on wallet, aquifer

City of Spokane residents might want to pay attention to their water bills as they set up their irrigation systems for the year. As of Jan. 1, the method used …


Wise water usage this summer will be easier on wallet, aquifer

City of Spokane residents might want to pay attention to their water bills as they set up their irrigation systems for the year. As of Jan. 1, the method used …


European crane fly a new pest that could trash your lawn

This spring Spokane lawn owners may be dealing with a relatively new lawn pest, the European crane fly – or more specifically its larvae, which feed voraciously on sod roots. …


Resist pulling foliage from spent bulbs

This has been the year to really enjoy spring bulbs. The cool weather has allowed them to emerge slowly and then grace our gardens with their color for weeks. When …


Tomatoes are fair weather growers

The tomato is almost the universal garden vegetable. Ask any gardener, beginner or veteran, what will be in their vegetable garden and the tomato will be on the list. To …


West Central Community Garden growing

It used to be a windy corner lot at the intersection of West Gardner Avenue and Elm Street. Weeds would grow there in the summer and the lot’s owner, Holy …


Tomatoes are fair weather growers

The tomato is almost the universal garden vegetable. Ask any gardener, beginner or veteran, what will be in their vegetable garden and the tomato will be on the list. To …


Cold means you still have time to plant trees

Well, we broke a dubious weather record last Sunday. April 24 was the latest we have ever experienced a 60-degree day for the first time in the spring. The old …


Birches thrive in shade near water or wet areas

It’s hard to beat the beautiful white bark of the European weeping birch tree. But as popular as they are, birch trees are not easy to grow in the Inland …


Birches need shade, adequate water

It’s hard to beat the beautiful white bark of the European weeping birch tree. But as popular as they are, birch trees are not easy to grow in the Inland …


Get native plants into your garden now

Now is the best time of year to plant native plants in your garden or into areas you want to naturalize. In general, native plants often come as very small …