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Sunday, October 13, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Gardening: 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 …


Feng shui principles create colorful harmony in the garden

For Marianne Rieg, a garden is more than just a pretty collection of her favorite plants. She has used feng shui principles to create not only a vibrant, colorful space, …


Feng shui principles create colorful harmony in the garden

For Marianne Rieg, a garden is more than just a pretty collection of her favorite plants. She has used feng shui principles to create not only a vibrant, colorful space, …


Currants, gooseberries make comeback

Home landscapes aren’t just something pretty to look at these days. Many gardeners are planting fruit and berry bushes as well as vegetables among the petunias, roses and perennials. Two …


For the most colorful landscapes, start fresh every year

For season-long color in the landscape, annuals are the way to go. “The annual flowers that grow, bloom, produce seed and die the same year are lovely, colorful, and predictable …


Gardening: Care with strawberries can really pay off

When the first strawberries get ripe it is a treasure hunt to find the sweet bites of pure spring hidden under the leaves. It is a taste the grocery store …


Gardening: Care with strawberries can really pay off

When the first strawberries get ripe it is a treasure hunt to find the sweet bites of pure spring hidden under the leaves. It is a taste the grocery store …


Try loosening soil rather than a complete turn over

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But when it comes to gardening, this old dog is always ready to learn something new. For years, I have …


Curtiss, Wild Sage team up for classes

For those itching to draw spring a bit closer, Wild Sage American Bistro and Kathy Curtiss of Singing Gardens are offering a series of seasonal classes called Seed the Feast …


Reid garden intended to keep memory of EWU lab school alive

The memory of the lab school on the Eastern Washington University campus in Cheney will live on in a new garden. The Robert Reid Elementary Lab School didn’t only teach …


Spring ahead by seed-starting

One of my favorite activities this time of year is starting vegetables and flowers from seeds. It might seem like a lot of trouble but it allows me to grow …


Spokane Valley church produces bountiful harvest

Business is booming at the Veradale United Church of Christ garden. Expanded space has produced hundreds more pounds of food for the Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank and harvesting should …


Gardener sows generosity, reaps help

For 77-year-old Robert Hanson, the fact that he can still get down on both knees to liberate potatoes from the dirt is “kind of a miracle.” Since 1982, Hanson has …


Productive program

Hidden behind the buildings of the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office in Sandpoint is a sight one wouldn’t expect to see on jail grounds. A beautiful garden of three-quarters of an …


Kaleidoscope of color offers reprieve from winter palette

This time of year, Spokane’s landscape usually has turned to shades of tan and brown. Most blooming plants have taken a hiatus with the recent heat and will come back …


Colorful yard offers reprieve from winter’s bleak palette

This time of year, Spokane’s landscape usually has turned to shades of tan and brown. Most blooming plants have taken a hiatus with the recent heat and will come back …


Gardening lessons

Near the corner of Seltice Way and Greensferry Road in Post Falls, there are a bank, a tire store, a pawnshop. There’s also a one-acre residential lot dotted with towering …


Hagadone hosts fundraiser

Stray cats and dogs of Kootenai County need more than the passion of dedicated volunteers – they need donors willing to pay top dollar for tickets to the most spectacular …


Your best bet: short-season tomatoes

The tomato and pepper plants have been in the stores for weeks. When is it really time to plant them? Also I always have trouble getting them ripe at the …


Apple tree needs proper pest control

What do you do to keep worms from apple trees and when do you do it?


Welcome to open season on ‘plant currency’

I went to Wal-mart today thinking I needed a bag of seed potatoes. I came out of there with nearly $100 of various plants, and seed potatoes only as an …