Stories tagged: Pat Munts
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 6 a.m.
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. …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 6 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6 a.m.
Claudia Biggs, a national dahlia judge, has received the September Garden of the Month award for her dahlia garden.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 6 a.m.
The big question that seems to be on a lot of people’s minds right now is when to prune what.
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 6 a.m.
Our gardening season is winding down.
Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
It’s time to think about saving seeds from your favorite vegetables and flowers.
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 6 a.m.
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 …
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.