Stories tagged: in the garden
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
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
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
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
“Enabling” gardens allow anyone to get outside and dig in the dirt.
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018
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
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
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
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. …
Sat., July 21, 2018
Succulents are truly the darlings of the horticultural world. With their wide variation in leaf colors and types, they have soared in popularity in recent years. They are frequently potted …
Sat., July 7, 2018
Sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Garden Club, the Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour on July 15 takes visitors to six gorgeous gardens, and also features artisans and vendors of garden-related items, …
Sat., June 30, 2018
It seems ironic that we gardeners are in a constant battle with plants that grow too prolifically in our gardens while babying others that apparently would rather grow anywhere else.
Sat., June 23, 2018
Wandering through all of these areas was an adventure because one never knew what would be around the corner or through an opening in the many clipped yew hedges.
Sat., June 16, 2018
June is the month when roses are at their peak in area gardens. This beautiful flower will be celebrated in two very special ways this week.
Sat., June 9, 2018
Going on a garden tour is such an enjoyable activity. It’s a unique opportunity to share the joy of gardening with other like-minded folks while taking home ideas to use …
Sat., May 26, 2018
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 …
Sat., May 19, 2018
When we gardeners lay out our vegetable or flower beds, we often limit ourselves to the ground at our feet. But vertical space is plentiful and should be considered as …
UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018
Because they are indigenous to this area, native plants are ideal for our conditions.
Sat., May 5, 2018
The theme is “Garden Fiesta: Let’s Party!” and if there’s one thing Inland Empire Gardeners has demonstrated over the years, they know how to put on a great party.
Sat., April 28, 2018
Cathi Lamoreux says it is important plan ahead in order to continue gardening at any age. “Folks should start thinking about this from the get-go,” she said. “We should always …
UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018
Gardeners know spring has truly arrived when local plant sales start taking place. Two of the largest sales will kick off the season next weekend when both the Spokane County …
Sat., April 14, 2018
As spring unfolds in my garden, I’m treated to dozens of delightful surprises in the form of spring-blooming bulbs. These flowers are my reward for making it through what has …
Sat., April 7, 2018
Organic gardener want to avoid using chemicals for dealing with troublesome insects. Fortunately, when it comes to the insect world, the bad guys are in the minority – of all …
Sat., March 24, 2018
“It’s something of a myth that pruning needs to be done every year,” said Tim Kohlhauff of the WSU/Spokane County Extension. “It should only be done if it accomplishes a …
Sat., March 17, 2018
I never should have taken my husband, Bill, to hear Ciscoe Morris speak.
Sat., March 3, 2018
It feels like the winter months are moving at a glacial pace. While all of us are anxious to head out to the garden and get down to business, there …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
In her final column of the growing season, Susan Mulvhill reflects on what worked in her garden in 2017.
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017
While it’s true we gardeners like everything to be tidy at the end of the growing season, you can see there’s a very good reason for leaving plants with seed-filled …
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017
Jim Gaddy may have retired as a family practice doctor three years ago, but his caregiving skills are still apparent in his vegetable garden.
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017
For many vegetable crops, picking them while they’re young and tender is the key. Winter squash, however, should stay on the vine as long as possible.
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
It’s fair to say that downsizing from 10 acres to a standard city lot would be an adjustment for anyone – but especially for two dedicated gardeners. Kurt Madison and …