Stories tagged: Pat Munts
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.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, noon
Since moving into their Painted Hills home in 2009, Carol and Peter McKenny have gone through more than a few deer-munching experiments as they developed their garden. After eight years …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
I have heard from several gardeners in the last couple of weeks that they are harvesting blueberries the size of your thumb. We can thank all the water we got …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
The Inland Empire Gardeners June Garden of the Month honorees are featured.
Wed., July 12, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
We are roaring right through the summer, and it looks like it might be a pretty good tomato year. It’s also time to think about what you can plant when …
Wed., June 28, 2017, noon
Homeowners can turn their gardens into pollinator friendly oases
Wed., June 21, 2017, noon
Cool weather has allowed the soft-bodied sucking insect aphids to thrive and feed on perennials, shrubs and trees.
Wed., June 14, 2017, noon
Like many of us, WSU Master Gardener Mia Marcum-McCoy is always looking for new ways to enjoy her garden and stretch her knowledge. A recent transplant to the South Perry …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
Spring is asparagus season. The tender green spears appear almost magically from bare ground in many places in the Inland Northwest, and not all of them are in backyard gardens.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
Gardening: Backyard gardeners form network, with help from conservation district and WSU extension office
Imagine this if you will: You stop in a neighborhood on your way home from work and buy fresh vegetables and eggs from a small backyard market garden. You continue …
Wed., May 10, 2017, noon
Gardening: Use plastic milk jugs, plastic sheets, tarps to protect tender plants from spring frost, Munts says
I know everyone is champing at the bit to get gardens planted but let’s consider this. It’s been a whacky spring, and we could still get a frost or two …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
My absolute favorite early July treat is to take a carton of whipping cream to the garden in one hand and a raspberry harvesting bowl in the other. There is …
Wed., April 19, 2017, noon
The grocery ads have been teasing us for weeks with luscious pictures of strawberries. Sadly, these berries often have no flavor. To get berries with real flavor, you have to …
Thu., April 6, 2017, noon
Early-season vegetables need the cooler temperatures of spring and early fall to grow well. Once it starts getting hot the middle to end of June, they begin to fade away. …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
As the temperature is expected to fall below zero and the wind picks up, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is reminding pet owners to take extra care of …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
As the sugar plums dance out of our heads and the holidays fade away, we gardeners are going to have to find something new to dream, scheme and plan for …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
Don’t get me wrong folks. Normally I am a person who looks for the positive in everything. Being negative takes too much energy and really isn’t much fun in the …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 4:51 p.m.
Over the next two weekends gardeners from across the region can check out the latest new introductions, check out some great garden art and learn the ins and outs of …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 7:07 p.m.
Vegetable planting season has just begun, but it’s definitely open season for renting a box in one of our area’s community gardens. An easy way to find a community garden …
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015
The prolonged dry weather taxed many trees’ ability to draw water from the soil and that in turn put them under stress which brought, and will continue to bring, insect …
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015
Novelty plant grafted tomatoes and potatoes together, and neither part was very productive – even with extra care
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015
Fire and drought have shaped this region for thousands of years. Native Americans used fire to clear areas to hunt and to foster the growth of food plants. Water availability …
Wed., Oct. 14, 2015
Take advantage of sunny, warm days to get more garden chores out of the way.
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015
Raised bed and other tricks to warm soil helped yield a 36-pound harvest.
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
Ellie Mae Holm’s garden is a blazingly bright landscape of annuals, perennials and vegetables. The Inland Empire Gardeners names it the September Garden of the Month.
Thu., Sept. 17, 2015
There is a special reason to make compost this fall. This is the International Year of the Soil, a yearlong international celebration and awareness campaign to highlight the importance of …
Thu., Sept. 10, 2015
Those of us who garden know the joy and peace of being in the garden after a long day. There is nothing like plunging your hands into warm earth, picking …