Stories tagged: In the Garden
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 7:21 p.m.
When Rick and Laurie Jarmer bought their Five Mile home in 2016, they realized the landscape wasn’t exactly the garden of their dreams. They immediately rolled up their sleeves and …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 5:16 p.m.
I recently asked my Facebook page followers what they do to garden economically. I wanted to share their wonderful responses with you today.
Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 1 p.m.
When two artistic gardeners collaborate, the result is a lovely landscape that is a feast for the eyes. Such is the case with John and Pat Hagney’s garden.
Sat., July 27, 2019, 1 p.m.
If I had to choose one word to sum up the Loire Valley’s Chateau de Chenonceau, it would be “elegant.” In June, I led a tour of France’s most beautiful …
Sat., July 20, 2019, 1 p.m.
For many gardeners, the most challenging aspect of growing tomatoes is planting them at the right time in the spring so they won’t get nailed by an unexpected frost. But …
Sat., June 29, 2019
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 …
Sat., June 22, 2019, noon
Over the years, I’ve been experimenting and pushing the envelope as much as possible in my quest to grow plants when common wisdom says otherwise. My two best tools are …
Sat., June 15, 2019, noon
On June 22, roses will be in the spotlight for the Spokane Rose Society’s 72nd annual rose show.
Sat., June 8, 2019, noon
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.
Sat., May 25, 2019, noon
If the words “drought-tolerant” make you think of a yard full of cactus, think again. There are plenty of stunning plants worth considering.
Sat., May 18, 2019, noon
Pollinators are in a serious decline due to loss of habitat and the use of pesticides. Gardeners can help by adding pollinator-attracting plants to our landscapes or creating a garden …
Sat., May 11, 2019, noon
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 …
Sat., May 4, 2019
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 …
Sat., April 13, 2019
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 …
Sat., April 6, 2019, 11 a.m.
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 …
Sat., March 30, 2019, 1 p.m.
You’ll often see instructions on seed packets that say “plant in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked,” but what does that mean?
Sat., March 23, 2019, 1 p.m.
With orchids, knowing what not to do is a good starting point
Sat., March 16, 2019, noon
After enduring a winter that began innocently enough but has been pretty harsh in the past several weeks, we gardeners deserve a break. We also need a little inspiration and …
Sat., March 9, 2019
What columnist Susan Mulvihill loves most about raised beds is that it’s possible to intensively plant them, thus getting a higher yield in a smaller space. They also warm up …
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 11:45 a.m.
All of us have the opportunity to involve kids in the garden. This year, I’m challenging you to do this with your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or neighbor kids, because …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
The first day of spring is just 24 days away. Gardeners across the Inland Northwest are busily organizing their seeds, drawing up plans and dreaming of that first ripe tomato. …
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
With the end of the garden season rapidly approaching, it’s time to reflect on how this year’s garden performed. Two challenges were high temperatures and hazardous air quality from regional …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 1 p.m.
Warning: while purchasing spring-flowering bulbs is great fun this time of year, remember that you have you dig a hole for every one of them.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, noon
Heinz has been “seriously gardening” for about eight years and has mostly learned through trial and error and from a lot of reading.
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, noon
Watching hummingbirds zip from flower to flower fills us with wonder and admiration. Adding their favorite plants to our gardens is the easiest way to attract them.
Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 11 a.m.
“Enabling” gardens allow anyone to get outside and dig in the dirt.
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 2 p.m.
Residing on a city lot in northwest Spokane, this couple has 14 bountiful raised beds and enjoys sharing their excess produce – and gardening skills – with their community.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 2 p.m.
In my garden, I have learned a lot over the years about what I can do to ensure the best possible harvest – and it all starts from day one.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 11 a.m.
While deer in the garden can be trying, there are other critters out there who can be destructive to your hard work: voles, gophers, squirrels, raccoons and rabbits.
Sat., July 28, 2018, noon
Over the years, I’ve let the seasons dictate when I grew a garden. I’d begin in early spring and put it to bed when the frosts arrived in the fall. …