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Gophers appearing in your garden?

There is more than spring flowers popping up in our gardens this year. Pocket gophers are busy pushing up their familiar mounds of dirt all over the place. Gophers get …


Pat Munts: Gophers appearing in your garden?

There is more than spring flowers popping up in our gardens this year. Pocket gophers are busy pushing up their familiar mounds of dirt all over the place. Gophers get …


Gardening: Hard work required to remove fairy rings from lawn

It’s been a bit dry this spring but not enough to stop fairy rings from popping in our lawns. Fairy ring mushrooms are the fruiting body created by any one …


Gardening: Hard work required to remove fairy rings from lawn

It’s been a bit dry this spring but not enough to stop fairy rings from popping in our lawns. Fairy ring mushrooms are the fruiting body created by any one …


Gardening: Master Gardeners are in on Saturdays

The Master Gardener Plant Clinic is adding Saturday hours. Through September, the clinic will be open 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through the end of September at the Washington State …


Master Gardeners are in Saturdays; certification to be offered annually

The Master Gardener Plant Clinic is adding Saturday hours. Through September, the clinic will be open 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through the end of September at the Washington State …


Gardening: Once your garden’s set, be sure to use the right fertilizer

Now that we are past Memorial Day, the gardening season has begun in earnest. Once all the vegetable seeds and transplants are set in the garden, it’s time to think …


Gardening: Once your garden’s set, be sure to use the right fertilizer

Now that we are past Memorial Day, the gardening season has begun in earnest. Once all the vegetable seeds and transplants are set in the garden, it’s time to think …


Sundance Meadows residents launch community garden

Weeds and rocks and more rocks. Not the view Steve Groth wanted to see when he looked out over the 55-plus retirement community where he lives near Nine Mile, just …


Gardening: Make your home sweet for hummingbirds

I had my red sweatshirt on out in the garden last weekend and I got buzzed by a curious hummingbird. He checked me out as a source of nectar and …


Gardening: Make your home sweet for hummingbirds

I had my red sweatshirt on out in the garden last weekend and I got buzzed by a curious hummingbird. He checked me out as a source of nectar and …


Gardening: It’s planting time for cool season crops

Last week I discussed planting onions. That brought questions from readers about the timetable for planting other vegetables. Most vegetables that you seed into the garden germinate when the soil …


Gardening: It’s planting time for cool season crops

Last week I discussed planting onions. That brought questions from readers about the timetable for planting other vegetables. Most vegetables that you seed into the garden germinate when the soil …


Gardening: Now is a sweet time to plant onions

Planting onions is one of my favorite April vegetable garden projects. This year I am planting Walla Walla onions, our regionally famous sweet onion. In late August we will harvest …


Gardening: Now is a sweet time to plant onions

Planting onions is one of my favorite April vegetable garden projects. This year I am planting Walla Walla onions, our regionally famous sweet onion. In late August we will harvest …


Pat Munts: Early-season gardening can be a stiff challenge

Let me guess; you spent all of last weekend out in the yard doing spring chores and Monday you crawled into work barely able to move. How do I know? …


Gardening: Early-season gardening can be a stiff challenge

Let me guess; you spent all of last weekend out in the yard doing spring chores and Monday you crawled into work barely able to move. How do I know? …


It’s time to green up those thumbs

It seems people are getting a bit impatient for spring to arrive. Reports from the WSU Spokane County Master Gardener Clinic say folks are wondering why lawns haven’t greened up …


It’s time to green up those thumbs

It seems people are getting a bit impatient for spring to arrive. Reports from the WSU Spokane County Master Gardener Clinic say folks are wondering why lawns haven’t greened up …


Create welcoming environment for beneficial predatory insects

Beneficial insects are the unsung heroes of the garden. We often don’t notice them but they are there, 24/7, devouring bugs that attack plants we like and pollinating our fruit …


Gardening: Create environment that welcomes beneficial insects

Beneficial insects are the unsung heroes of the garden. We often don’t notice them but they are there, 24/7, devouring bugs that attack plants we like and pollinating our fruit …


Gardening: It’s time for some cleanup, and perhaps a soil test

I took a few minutes over the weekend to sit on the patio. Yes, I had a jacket on, but it felt so good to feel a warmish breeze and …


Gardening: It’s time for some cleanup, and perhaps a soil test

I took a few minutes over the weekend to sit on the patio. Yes, I had a jacket on, but it felt so good to feel a warmish breeze and …


Gardening: Watering, care routine beneficial for fruit trees

The nurseries will be full of fruit trees soon, so here are a few tips if you are thinking about planting a few. Fruit trees will need room in a …


Gardening: Watering, care routine beneficial for fruit trees

The nurseries will be full of fruit trees soon, so here are a few tips if you are thinking about planting a few. Fruit trees will need room in a …


Gardening: Cold frame helps plants start early, stay late

Believe it or not, last weekend in Portland I saw blooming shrubs – outdoors. On top of it, I had to peel off my Inland Northwest winter travel clothes in …


Gardening: Cold frame helps plants start early, stay late

Believe it or not, last weekend in Portland I saw blooming shrubs – outdoors. On top of it, I had to peel off my Inland Northwest winter travel clothes in …


Pat Munts: Grow ornamental plants for beauty, fruit, berries

Many people think the only place you can have edible plants is in the vegetable garden. Wrong! There are dozens of ornamental plants that offer edible fruit and berries as …


Pat Munts: Grow ornamental plants for beauty, fruit, berries

Many people think the only place you can have edible plants is in the vegetable garden. Wrong! There are dozens of ornamental plants that offer edible fruit and berries as …


Gardening: Seed samples prompt thoughts of favorite vegetables

First it was the seed catalogs that appeared on the heels of Christmas. Now the seed packets are showing up in my mailbox. Spring must not be far away. Being …