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Folk remedies aren’t always best for garden

Now that it is spring, gardeners are beginning to think about how to improve their gardens, save money or make less work for themselves. The subject of folk remedies for …


Folk remedies aren’t always best for garden

Now that it is spring, gardeners are beginning to think about how to improve their gardens, save money or make less work for themselves. The subject of folk remedies for …


Time to get seeds under the lights

We are only six weeks away from our supposed last frost date of May 15. For many gardeners that means it’s time to start vegetable and flower seeds indoors. There’s …


Spring prime time to plant fruit trees

Does the idea of walking out in your backyard and picking a tree-ripened peach, apple or cherry sound appealing? Spring is the best time to plant fruit trees. Here are …


Wait to dig limbs, branches out of snow

It was pretty at first but that Cascade concrete now covering our gardens is hiding a major problem; broken and smashed shrubs and small trees that we won’t know about …


Wait to dig limbs, branches out of snow

It was pretty at first but that Cascade concrete now covering our gardens is hiding a major problem; broken and smashed shrubs and small trees that we won’t know about …


Year brings many reasons to give thanks

The long slow slide into fall this year gave me time to think as I finished my chores. I realized that there was much to be thankful this year. First, …


There’s more to a hedge than versatility

After reading your article last week, I was hoping you might be able to give my husband some advice on his planting of arborvitae bushes. He planted some bushes last …


It’s time to tidy up those garden tools

Happy day! The garden finally got nailed with a killing frost. I can quit for the winter. There is one last chore to do before I can really lock the …


Delay pruning young shrubs until spring

We always enjoy the information you give us in your columns. We live in Liberty Lake and when the house was built two years ago the landscaper planted a few …


Resistant turfs fend off necrotic ring

Is there a way to control necrotic ring (not fairy ring) in my yard short of digging it out and starting over? Kathy Arbuckle,


Divide and conquer your perennials

Summer’s heat is gone. We’ve had a bit of rain that has perked up the gardens. The fall garden season is upon us. One of the major jobs is dividing …


Heat took toll on zucchini plants

Last year, our zucchini did real well. Like many people, we couldn’t harvest them fast enough. This year, our zucchini plant looks great and is putting out a lot of …


Let your lawn renovation begin

What a summer. When it got hot in July, I was not looking forward to it being hot all the way to Labor Day. Not when we were trying to …


Time to break up iris to ensure beautiful blooms

In early June the irises put on their annual show. Their bold flowers in nearly every color of the rainbow are the mainstays of the summer garden. And now is …


Plant a row and contribute to a good cause

It’s been a pretty good year for our region. I’m hearing more upbeat comments about people doing well at work, a thriving real estate market and more opportunities all around. …


Lilac makes nice memorial gift

A group of us want to purchase a plant for friends living in Liberty Lake as a family memorial. We would like it to be pretty, maybe attract butterflies or …


Lilies pose growing challenge

Easter lilies have been a part of Easter festivities since the late 1880s. The majestic trumpet-shaped blooms herald the message of the season. We have an American tourist to thank …