Stories tagged: pat munts
Thu., Feb. 20, 2020
Blueberries have become a very popular fruit for home gardeners. In some health circles, they are considered a superfood because of their high levels of antioxidants, fiber and vitamin C. …
Thu., Feb. 13, 2020
It looks like we just might get away with a mild winter. So, where do we go from here?
Thu., Feb. 6, 2020
This is kind of a show-and-tell article.
Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
We’ve gotten through the holiday season and I’m beginning to hear people talk about spring. While the warmer weather is still a ways off, it is time to think about …
Wed., Jan. 22, 2020
We aren’t used to the sloppy wet snow we got last week. Usually our snow is the dry, fluffy stuff that is easy to clear out. The wet stuff did …
Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
This is the third and last in a series of articles on organic gardening. I am going to end the series with a general discussion on organic pesticides.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
This is the second in a three-part series on organic gardening. Last week I talked about the importance of building your soil. This week I will talk about growing techniques …
Thu., Dec. 26, 2019
What does the term “organic gardening” really mean? It’s a phrase that gets thrown around a lot.
Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
For many of us who are serious gardeners, gardening is a lifetime passion.
Thu., Dec. 12, 2019
Native plants have become a big part of our gardening in the last decade and for good reason. Native plants provide habitat for insects, birds and other wildlife as well …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
Now that the frozen ground and a light dusting of snow has shut down the outdoor gardening season, it’s time for the reading and study season we all wait for. …
Thu., Nov. 28, 2019
Later today many of us will sit down to a hardy meal of traditional Thanksgiving foods like turkey, mash potatoes, sweet potatoes, Brussel sprouts and green bean casserole.
Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
Gardening: Time to start compost pile, clean garden tools and put seeds in storage – winter is coming
Fall is winding down. Most of the leaves and needles have been picked up and the gardens cleaned out. I say most because last month’s hard freezes froze the leaves …
Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
Like many of you, I allow my houseplants to spend the warm summer on our deck. My collection includes a large jade plant, three equally large Christmas cacti and a …
Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
I’m not sure what to say about the weather we’ve been having or what November will turn out to be.
Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
So I went to the dentist last week for a checkup.
Thu., Oct. 17, 2019
Don’t be a hero by trying to remove large or precariously balanced trees by yourself. Hire a reputable arborist even if it means waiting in line for them to get …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2019
A good garden always has heart and a good story or two behind it. They can be world-famous estates designed by landscape architects or simple backyards with great stories. But …
Thu., Oct. 3, 2019
Early fall is a great time to pick up nursery bargains and transplant perennials and trees to give them a head start on spring.
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019
By the time you read this the daytime temperatures will be headed into the 50s and the night into the mid- to low 30s. It’s time to pull out the …
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
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 …
Thu., Sept. 5, 2019
Building gardens is always an adventure.
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
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 …
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
Gardens don’t happen overnight
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
We are over halfway through the summer, so it’s time to clear my desk of gardening tidbits.
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019
You don’t need to live in the woods or have lots of space to have a wildlife-friendly garden.
Thu., July 25, 2019
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.
Thu., July 18, 2019
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 …
Thu., July 11, 2019
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.
Thu., July 4, 2019
It’s the Fourth of July, and the corn should be knee-high in the garden.