Stories tagged: Pat Munts
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 6 a.m.
Sometimes good things happen when trees come crashing down in a garden. Such is the case for Russ and Sara Weaver-Lundberg.
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
What do you do when you have more tomatoes, beans, corn, peppers, squash, eggplant, peas or cabbage than you can eat in a few days? Preserve it for the long …
Thu., July 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
In some ways the stretch of recent cooler weather has been great for the gardens. Plants have stayed in bloom a little longer, and with the timely rains, it hasn’t …
Thu., June 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
Dragonflies seem to be everywhere this spring.
Thu., June 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
For over 20 years, the Inland Empire Gardeners has been celebrating gardeners and their gardens. Each month except December, it brings exciting speakers from all over the country to talk …
Thu., May 17, 2018, 6:05 a.m.
My husband’s Mother’s Day gift to me was to just turn me loose in the garden to play. I had a great time planting my deck pots. Yes, I know …
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
While gardeners wait to plant tomatoes, they can plant radishes that will be ready to harvest mid-June.
Thu., May 3, 2018, 6:19 a.m.
It’s hard to miss nature’s celebration of spring on the hills and along the rivers of the Inland Northwest.
Thu., April 5, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
To grow pretty and tasty plants, we must first tend to the soil properly.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
The snow drops are up and blooming. Tulip and daffodil leaves are poking out of the ground testing the weather before they really start growing.
Wed., March 14, 2018, 12:04 p.m.
Could it be that the cold and snow are behind us? My garlic is poking its heads out of the winter’s protective mulch. Several people have said that tulips and …
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 11:41 a.m.
Pat Munts pays tribute to longtime gardening guru and TV personality Phyllis Stephens, who is retiring after over 30 years of sharing her knowledge with residents of the Inland Northwest …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, noon
Remember I said a couple of weeks ago that winter isn’t over until winter is over? I rest my case.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 5:12 p.m.
My desk is covered with seed packets at the moment. Our recent spate of warm weather got me fired up to order my seeds for the spring.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
With a break in the weather that has thawed the ground, we can get done some early garden chores, Pat Munts writes.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 2:46 p.m.
Gardening: Inland Northwest Food Network workshop will offer lessons about saving seeds, Pat Munts writes
Seed School in a Day workshop March 3 will teach how to save your own seed.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
When planning the garden you want to grow, consider the length of our growing season before making your seed choices, Pat Munts writes. Local garden centers offer many types of …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 12:20 a.m.
It must be time to take advantage of some fun learning opportunities around the Inland Northwest and beyond.
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 1:39 p.m.
Yesterday was National Houseplant Day. Given the sloppy, icy, rainy and overall gray conditions outdoors, we could use a celebration of green in our lives right now.
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, noon
As I was shoveling last week’s snow, the Christmas carol “The Holly and the Ivy” got stuck in my head.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 8:37 p.m.
Squirrels are the clowns of the garden. … They are also terrorists with tails.
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
A Thanksgiving meal just isn’t complete without the mashed potatoes.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Spokane Community College students Jamie Lucas and Jarred Reitan are part of the greenhouse management class that is raising poinsettias for the annual Poinsettia Open House Thursday and Friday at …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Gardening: Portrayal of America’s first professional botanist promises to be entertaining, illuminating
If you want to see a mesmerizing portrayal of the life and times of America’s first botanist, John Bartram, don’t miss Kirk R. Brown performance of “John Bartram Lives” at …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
October is my favorite month of the year.
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Gardening: Guest speaker at annual Master Gardener Foundation dinner will talk about the plight of native bees
Last summer I was lucky. I seemed to have more than a few bumblebees buzzing around my garden.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, noon
With the arrival of cooler weather, many plants will begin to wind down and start to go dormant. There are a few that are only beginning their peak bloom and …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, noon
September is a great time to restore a lawn.
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
I am hearing rumors that earwigs have invaded gardens in the area. Take a deep breath: They are more of an annoyance than a destructive pest.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Gardens and lawns need careful watering during the hot summer months. Here are some tips on how to ensure plants get enough water to survive the heat.