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Gardening: Spokane Edible Tree Project’s workshop series gets tree owners ready for annual gleaning

The Spokane Edible Tree Project has gleaned over 100,000 pounds of apples, pears, plums, peaches, raspberries and blueberries from Spokane backyard trees since its inception in 2013. The Tree Project …


Gardening: Start spring cleaning now to eradicate houseplant insects

It’s time to check your houseplants for unwanted visitors. The plants have been somewhat dormant for the last couple of months but with the increasing light, they will soon be …


Gardening: Mild winter brings unlikely visitors – Anna’s hummingbirds

Just to show you how mild a winter we have had so far, I had my first garden tour of the year last Sunday with a little twist. Michael Loundagin, …


Gardening: Beekeeping conference at EWU will offer latest on bee science and conservation

Beekeeping has become a very popular hobby in our region and beyond in the last few years. Beekeeping classes fill quickly, and several new beekeeping clubs have popped up in …


Gardening: Classes might be welcome break from winter blues

The holidays are over and the reality of winter – what there is of it – is settling in. Cabin fever for gardeners will be setting in soon so here …


Gardening: Tackle early garden chores amid mild winter

I can’t remember the last time I spent a whole weekend in January digging in the garden. But that’s what I did last weekend and it was wonderful!


Gardening: Winter provides time for planning gardens, outdoor areas

Happy New Year, everyone. So here we are looking at a brand-new year and as always lots of new ideas for gardening. Winter is a great time to check them …


Gardening: Weed out overly generalized seed catalogs

The rush of Christmas is over. For many gardeners this means the real winter has settled, and it’s time to haul out the stack of reading material that has been …


Gardening: Songbirds quiet, but bald eagles continue to soar

Our neighborhood communication app was buzzing this past week with people wondering where all the winter resident songbirds have gone. Feeders around the Painted Hills and Ponderosa neighborhoods have been …


Gardening: During winter’s approach, squirrels are still on the move

As the cold settled in this weekend, not much was stirring around our garden. The resident deer herd was nowhere to be seen. A few birds could be heard but …


Gardening: Mower can be integral in seasonal leaf removal

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Today we will celebrate with family and friends around a table with more calories than we deserve. So how do we burn those off before they become …


Gardening: Keep your houseplants alive this winter

Winter’s gentle teaser last week is a good reminder that our gardening has moved indoors for the next few months. Here are some tips to keep plants alive and happy. …


Gardening: Planting amaryllis now and enjoy yule blooms, Pat Munts writes

The holiday season may seem to be a bit far off but now is the time to plant amaryllis and paperwhite narcissus so they will be ready for the holidays.


Gardening: Frost, fewer daylight hours trigger flora’s fall beauty

We are having a spectacular fall. Just enough frost to turn the leaves. No wind or rain to knock them off yet and bright sunny days to enjoy all the …


Gardening: How-to guide for storing season’s harvest

So, how do you store all of this fall bounty. It’s not hard if you pay attention to a few simple guidelines, Pat Munts writes.


Gardening: National dahlia judge receives September Garden of the Month award

Claudia Biggs, a national dahlia judge, has received the September Garden of the Month award for her dahlia garden.


Gardening: Pruning: Is this the right time?

The big question that seems to be on a lot of people’s minds right now is when to prune what.


Gardening: As it grows cold, consider row covering, mulching and harvesting

Our gardening season is winding down.


Gardening: It’s time to think about saving seeds from favorite vegetables, flowers, Pat Munts says

It’s time to think about saving seeds from your favorite vegetables and flowers.


Gardening: Spokane Valley resident Carmen Perkins’ acre patch is named August garden of month

Spokane Valley gardener Carmen Perkins has been recognized by the Inland Empire Gardeners. The group has named her garden the August garden of the month.


Gardening: Spokane Edible Tree Project helps homeowners to give to hunger relief groups

Do you havefruit trees you don’t have time or energy to care for and harvest? Do you feel guilty seeing the fruit go to waste? If so, help for caring …


Gardening: Cooler weather brings humidity, risk of powdery mildew

The weather appears to be cooling a bit. Temperatures are dropping from the 90s into the 80s and 70s this weekend with nights in the lower 50s. Throw in a …


Gardening: From 2015 windstorm to whimsical landscape – July garden of month earns perfect 10s

Sometimes good things happen when trees come crashing down in a garden. Such is the case for Russ and Sara Weaver-Lundberg.


Gardening: Preserve your harvest for winter months

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 …


Gardening: Deep watering paramount during heat of summer

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 …


Gardening: Dragonflies have abundance of skills

Dragonflies seem to be everywhere this spring.


Gardening: Garden of the Month contest marks 20 years

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 …


Gardening: Potted plants need mix of science and art

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 …


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Gardening: Radishes – the gardening answer while we wait for warmth

While gardeners wait to plant tomatoes, they can plant radishes that will be ready to harvest mid-June.


Gardening: Serviceberry is staple of springtime

It’s hard to miss nature’s celebration of spring on the hills and along the rivers of the Inland Northwest.