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Monday, September 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Diggin in, digging out: Deborah Grenehalghe turned her hands toward soil to find peace

When domestic violence brought chaos, Deborah Grenehalghe turned her hands toward soil to find moments of peace. She wants to help other battered women experience quiet healing around growing plants …


In the Garden: For North Idaho gardeners featured on annual tour, garden inspiration comes from above

Garden-lovers, take note: the highly anticipated Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour is set for July 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature five outstanding private gardens, with two …


In the Garden: Renowned hybridizer works to make roses easy, even in cooler climates

On June 22, roses will be in the spotlight for the Spokane Rose Society’s 72nd annual rose show.


Sheridan Elementary builds new community garden to help grow students’ skills, and hopefully, enjoy a fresh snack too

Wearing white garden gloves too big for his hands, 9-year-old Taden Eirdam shoveled dirt from the Sheridan Elementary parking lot into a wheelbarrow, headed for a garden.


In the Garden: Melons need TLC to grow in the Inland Northwest

While many Inland Northwest gardeners think our season is too short for growing melons, let me reassure you that it’s very doable if you give the plants a little extra …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 1:08 p.m.

Escaping into Spokane she sheds: Local women ahead of the curve on creating their own separate spaces

Inland Northwest women seem ahead of the curve in a trend of creating a “she shed,” the space conversion craze of turning an outdoor tool shed or small barn into …


Vegas garden gives families, shooting victims place to mourn

An image of Angelica Cervantes’ son donning a black-and-yellow security guard T-shirt is one of dozens of smiling photos tacked to walls in a Las Vegas garden decorated with ribbons, …


In the Garden: Tricks to keep your garden from becoming a deer smorgasbord

While it’s fun watching deer, observing them up close in your garden or dealing with the consequences of one of their visits is a whole different story. In the Inland …


In the Garden: Gardening brings joy all year

Throughout this winter, I’ve been feeling a deep sense of gratitude for the delicious food last year’s garden has given us. We were able to line our pantry with jars …


Matt Liere: Guarding the bunny buffet

After getting a late spring start, the garden had finally blossomed. Early crop production from the raspberries and rhubarb had been phenomenal, but my eagerness lay with the fall arrivals …


New initiative seeks to grow community through urban farming

A new urban farming initiative in the Northwest neighborhood hopes to grow more than just fresh produce, but a stronger community.


In the Garden: Home visit with breathtaking views of Austin roses

David Austin Roses display gardens, an hour from Stratford-upon-Avon, covers about 2 acres. The gardens are divided into separate “rooms” surrounded by brick walls or clipped hedges. In addition to …


Personal Foodstory: In Emily Gwinn’s garden, hope grows eternal

In Spokane’s West Central neighborhood, garden-grown produce doesn’t make a chef. Growing your own isn’t all it’s cracked up to be – or, is it?


100 years ago in Spokane: Judge throws the book at teen joyriders (aka car thieves); youths turn vacant lots into gardens for war effort

A Spokane judge was fed up with the number of autos stolen by young joyriders, and two teenage boys paid the price. The judge sentenced Clement Colgan and Orrin Johanning …


Ask the Builder: Building a pergola that is safe and beautiful

When planning a pergola, consider structural challenges first, then aesthetics.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

Melania Trump says she’ll keep predecessor’s produce garden

Michelle Obama’s garden can keep churning out vegetables at the White House. That’s the official word from the Trump White House. First lady Melania Trump says through a spokeswoman that …


Gardening: Later frosts mean more time to garden

There was a time not so long ago that our region didn’t have a fall gardening season. The frosts usually showed up by the middle of September and finished off …


Permaculture goes beyond the garden to daily life

Permaculture is a term gardeners occasionally hear but don’t necessarily understand. To better comprehend it, I met with someone who knows a great deal about it.


In the Garden: When caring for birds, think shelter first

You might think food would be the most important requirement but providing shelter was a much higher priority. Birds need to feel safe and be able to hide from a …


In the Garden: Heucheras add color in shady places

When designing ornamental garden beds, we often tend to think in terms of colorful flowers. We don’t necessarily have to rely on flowers alone to add pizzazz to our landscapes. …


In the Garden: Discover variety, learn about care at Rose Show

June is the perfect month to celebrate the most beloved flower in the garden, the rose. After all, roses are right in the middle of their first flush of blooms, …


Annual garden tour shows off the colors

Spokane is a gardening town filled with hidden gems. A garden tour is your invitation to explore them and be inspired.


Community reaping

It’s only about 1 acre of wheat, but on Thursday morning it got all the attention at East Valley Farm and Community Garden. A small combine from Crop Production Services …


Gardening: SCC Spring Flower Show is Saturday

Ah, spring! Last week’s streak of warm weather was all that was needed to give the daffodils, hellebores and forsythia the push to break into bloom. Not only did the …


Gardening: Easter lilies have a long story of repeated resurrection

The majestic trumpet-shaped Easter lily seems to herald the message of the season. The blooms have been a part of Easter festivities since the late 1880s. We have an American …


Raised beds can reduce garden work

Cleanup in my vegetable garden took me just a few hours last weekend. The secret? Raised bed garden boxes kept the work to a minimum. Raised bed boxes have many …


Protection is key to early gardening

Growing a vegetable garden in our region is always a gamble with late frosts, cold soil and unpredictable weather. However with a little planning and staging, it is possible to …


Protection is key to early gardening

Growing a vegetable garden in our region is always a gamble with late frosts, cold soil and unpredictable weather. However with a little planning and staging, it is possible to …


Heritage turkeys rich in taste, history

You haven’t tasted a turkey until you’ve sampled a fresh, locally-grown heritage breed turkey. Gone is the dry meat and bland flavor of the traditional bird. In its place is …


Nip mildew in bud before it appears

Are the leaves of some of your favorite plants covered with a strange powder that makes them look like they were dusted with flour? You have powdery mildew. A number …