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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Gardening: It’s dahlia time, but saving them for next season takes care, Spokane Valley gardener says

It’s Dan Loibl’s favorite time of year. His Spokane Valley garden is ablaze with the reds, yellows, pinks, purple and whites of his 100 or so dahlias that are finally …


Class on dehydrating foods scheduled at South Hill Library

The Friends of Manito will present a class on dehydrating foods at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21, at the South Hill Library, located at 3324 S. Perry. The class will be …


Gardening: Transplant learns to blend into surroundings

Building gardens is always an adventure.


A garden grows in West Plain jail bearing more than just vegetables

There’s a quarter-acre garden bursting with ripening crops. But it’s not where you’d expect. It’s out on the West Plains, where the wind blows hard, the soil is rocky and …


Gardening: With right care, baskets can hang around longer

Bobette Tuchek’s shady patio on Spokane’s South Hill is perfect for a beautiful bunch of hanging begonias. The soft light that comes through the translucent panels overhead highlight the soft …


Gardening: Otis Orchards landscape is July Garden of the Month

Gardens don’t happen overnight


Gardening: Impact of cooler summer showing in gardens

We are over halfway through the summer, so it’s time to clear my desk of gardening tidbits.


Gardening: Seek out good advice when problem arises

I hate it when I have to tell a gardener that they have to yank out a plant because of an incurable disease. It’s even worse when it’s your brother.


Gardening: Careful pruning, shaping an ancient art: Bonsai sale will showcase area hobbyists’ work

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 …


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.


Gardening: Get plants ready for the hot summer days ahead

It’s the Fourth of July, and the corn should be knee-high in the garden.


Gardening: Early attack can thwart noxious weed invasion

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.


Gardening: Apple sleuths compare notes at Sandpoint gathering

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?


In the Garden: Spokane in Bloom kicks of garden tour season

The garden tour season officially starts on Saturday with Spokane in Bloom. This year’s tour features nine south-side gardens, carefully selected by the Inland Empire Gardeners of Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 10 p.m.

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.


Gardening: Well-planned pot has thrillers, spillers and fillers

With the warmer weather, it’s time to plant the deck pots.


4H food garden techniques taking hold in Burundi

Pat Munts describes


Gardening: Proper research can prevent common tree-planting mistakes, experts say

The gardening season is in full swing and the nurseries are full of enticing plants.


Gardening: Never underestimate Spokane’s fickle spring weather

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.


In the Garden: Placement counts when it comes to growing beans

If you plant bean seeds with the little scar, or belly button, facing downward, they will sprout easily. While this might seem like a tedious extra step, it has made …


Gardening: SpokaneScape program offers rebates for lawn-free, water-efficient front yards

The city’s SpokaneScape program will pay you to remove lawn in a front yard and help you design a new, water-wise landscape.


In the Garden: Expo gives gardeners time to learn, play, shop

When you combine a massive plant sale along with seminars and demonstrations that teach new skills, and throw in free admission and parking to boot, you’ve got a recipe for …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 4:49 p.m.

Gardening: Consider growing plants with colorful leaves in shade

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 …


Gardening: Change soil conditions and bid adieu to moss-colonized lawn

Now that the grass is growing, the question of the week seems to be how to get rid of moss in the lawn.


Gardening: Careful moving of mother-in-law’s treasured rose, step by step

I have to move a very special rose this spring.


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 …


Gardening: Time to aerate, fertilize and spot treat weeds to revive lawn

It’s time to get a jump on lawn care before it gets away from us.


In the Garden: Blueberries provide a delicious harvest, plus beauty in the landscape

I’ve grown blueberries for about 25 years and, aside from the delicious harvest they provide, I appreciate what they contribute to our landscape. In the spring, the bushes are covered …


Five tools gardening experts can’t live without

Whether you’re a beginner starting out with a container of herbs or an expert, every gardener needs a good tool kit. We asked experts for their top tools.


Ammi Midstokke: The garden optimist emerges from hibernation

I wasn’t always a good gardener. Based on my seed-to-actual-plant ratio, I likely never will be.