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Wednesday, February 26, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Stories tagged: flowers

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Reader photo: Signs of spring

Melaine Williams took this photo of a buttercup near Cheney this week. She wrote, “Every year we wait for the first harbinger of spring, the buttercup, to poke its pretty …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Away winter blues! Netherlands marks National Tulip Day

Tulip growers in the Netherlands have beaten back winter, if only for a day, with a riotous explosion of color in an Amsterdam square

UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Wholesale market selling local flowers blooms in Spokane

Local flower growers have come together to form a new market for bulk orders in Spokane.

In the Garden: Flowers for season-long bloom

Any time I’m driving through town and see yards absolutely brimming with flowers, I know a contented gardener lives there. For years, I’ve planted flowers of all types, shapes and …

UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Tulip Town co-owner and man behind Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Tom DeGoede, dies at 85

Tom DeGoede, who owned Tulip Town with his wife Jeannette and helped start the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, died Sunday at 85.

In the Garden: Flowers bring beauty, birds, bees and butterflies to the garden

While we all reap rewards from our edible crops, flowers are an equally important component. In addition to attracting pollinators, hummingbirds, and butterflies, they delight us with their beautiful colors …

Friends of Manito to host plant sale Saturday with over 550 species

No plants for the weekend? Friends of Manito is hosting its annual plant sale at Manito Park on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will go towards capital …

Planting begins at Duncan Garden in Spokane’s Manito Park

It takes a lot of plants to fill the 3-acre garden on the South Hill. About 32,000, according to city parks officials.

It’s white roses, peonies and foxgloves for UK royal wedding

The royal wedding will take place among white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves, set off by branches of beech, birch and hornbeam.

Some flowers create blue halo to say hello to foraging bees

Some flowers have found a nifty way to get the blues. They create a blue halo, apparently to attract the bees they need for pollination, scientists reported Wednesday.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017

Then and now: Duncan Garden reaches its peak

The European Renaissance-style garden in Manito Park that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each summer was planted around Memorial Day of this year with tens of thousands of begonias, …

Then and Now: Manito’s Duncan Garden

In early Spokane, parks were primarily natural spaces used for picnics. When Parks Superintendent John W. Duncan retired in 1942, Spokane’s park system included more parks, plus features like playgrounds, …

A year in the fields: Skagit Valley the heart of U.S. tulips, drawing hordes each spring

The Skagit Valley’s roughly 450 acres of tulips represent 75 percent of U.S. commercial production. About 300,000 people visit the fields during the month-long annual tulip festival in April. Those …

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival expects April flowers after two years of early blooms

The tulips are set to bloom on time for the 34th annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, which runs during the month of April.

Court upheld law, equality in florist case

It doesn’t matter whether it’s floral arrangements in Richland or milk shakes at a Southern soda fountain. Religion doesn’t provide a free pass.

In the Garden: Choose flowers that can take the heat

Tough annuals and perennials add color to the garden in August.

Valentine’s on a Sunday creates a busy week for florists

Florists say Valentine’s Day on a Sunday doesn’t give them a day of rest.

Those Valentine’s Day flowers might just be from Kenya

Kenya’s cool climate and high altitude make it perfect for growing large, long-lasting roses. Such conditions have helped make Kenya become the world’s fourth-biggest supplier after the Netherlands, Ecuador and …

New Washington law targets misleading floral companies

OLYMPIA – A rose is rose is a rose, but an online florist isn’t local just because it has a local phone number on its website. Under a law signed …

Poinsettia preparation begins well before holiday

The label in the potted soil reads “Freedom Fireworks,” but they will explode with color slowly, over the course of months. In the near-triple-digit temperatures of last week, Liberty Park …

Blizzard of beargrass brightens mountain slopes

Reports are coming in from Mount Spokane to Glacier National Park and beyond of beargrass blooming in such profusion the patches resemble banks of snow. The name of the lanky …

TV trailblazer’s career turn results in floral market dominance

You could say Bob Hamacher’s retirement was no bed of roses – which may explain how he solved the dilemma. After a career spent building four Northwest television stations – …

Gay couple at center of discrimination suit

SEATTLE – In a part of the state where attitudes toward gay and lesbian people are seldom favorable, Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed have lived open but quiet lives with …

Mourners leave flowers at helicopter crash site

ATLANTA (AP) — Mourners have been leaving flowers, cards and other mementos at a makeshift memorial near the site of a police helicopter crash that killed two Atlanta officers who …

SHOW BITS: Moore a wallflower, Klum a traffic cop

IT’S NOT TV, IT’S AN AFTER-PARTY Show Bits brings you the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with …

Jewel pens new song, ‘Flower’ for cancer survivors

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jewel has penned numerous lyrics empowering women after heartbreak and loss, and now she hopes to do the same for breast cancer survivors. Jewel’s latest …

Smaller memorials on 11th anniversary of 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — There were still the tearful messages to loved ones, clutches of photos and flowers, and moments of silence. But 11 years after Sept. 11, Americans appeared …

Cut-flower garden can add color, freshness without diminishing beds

One of the nicest things about growing flowers is bringing them into our homes to enjoy. They add color, fragrance and a sense of freshness to any room. But sometimes …

Playground reopens with renewed spirit

The temperatures may have been chilly and the wind bitter that morning, but that didn’t stop several families from visiting Discovery Playground. The playground, which was hugely popular last year, …

Playground reopens with renewed spirit

The temperatures may have been chilly and the wind bitter Tuesday morning, but that didn’t stop several families from visiting Discovery Playground. The playground, which was hugely popular last year, …