Stories tagged: Pat Munts
Thu., July 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
On Sunday, July 21, Roger Snipes and other members of the Inland Empire Bonsai Society (IEBS) will share their creations with the community during the group’s annual show at the …
Thu., July 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
Gardening: Nine Mile Falls display has it made in the shade; retired postmasters win June Garden of the Month
Shade is always a challenge for gardeners, and it takes some creativity to build a colorful garden with only the sun that filters through the pine trees.
Thu., July 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
It’s the Fourth of July, and the corn should be knee-high in the garden.
Thu., June 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
Not all those pretty wildflowers we are seeing right now are harmless. Many of them are noxious weeds that are aggressively taking over the landscape.
Wed., June 19, 2019, 11:01 p.m.
To control mouse, vole and shrew population, remove their protective cover in the yard and gardens and put up barriers to protect trees and certain plants.
Thu., June 13, 2019, 5 a.m.
It won’t be long now before I become a mother-in-law.
Thu., June 13, 2019, 5 a.m.
Through history, there are over 5,000 named varieties of apples in the world. Of those today, we commonly eat maybe 10. So, what happened to the other 4,990?
Thu., May 30, 2019, 5 a.m.
Pat Munts describes
Thu., May 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
The gardening season is in full swing and the nurseries are full of enticing plants.
Thu., May 16, 2019, 5 a.m.
Knowing when and what to plant in the Inland Northwest, Pat Munts relies on her 40 years of experience in Spokane’s fickle spring weather.
Thu., May 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
The city’s SpokaneScape program will pay you to remove lawn in a front yard and help you design a new, water-wise landscape.
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 4:49 p.m.
Last week I talked about getting rid of moss in shady areas. That resulted in questions about how to get some color in shady areas of the garden. Dark green …
Thu., April 25, 2019, 5 a.m.
Now that the grass is growing, the question of the week seems to be how to get rid of moss in the lawn.
Thu., April 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
I have to move a very special rose this spring.
Thu., April 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
It’s time to get a jump on lawn care before it gets away from us.
Thu., April 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
Planting a pollinator meadow begins in the spring and will take a year to ensure a growing field that will sustain important insects and animals.
Thu., March 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
Growing really hot peppers seems to be a trend, gardening columnist Pat Munts writes.
Thu., March 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spring is out there somewhere. I caught a glimpse of it during a layover in Wales on my way back from Africa. It was wonderful.
Thu., March 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
If you’ve joined the berry and fruit tree growing trend, Pat Munts offers some tips on getting good yields.
Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
Starting your own vegetable seeds indoors is a great way to save some money and grow varieties you can’t find in the garden centers.
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 5 a.m.
What is “good quality potting mix”?
Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 4:13 p.m.
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, …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
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!
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 5 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
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 …