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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 …