Stories tagged: pat munts
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.
Thu., June 27, 2019
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.
Wed., June 19, 2019
To control mouse, vole and shrew population, remove their protective cover in the yard and gardens and put up barriers to protect trees and certain plants.
Thu., June 13, 2019
It won’t be long now before I become a mother-in-law.
Thu., June 13, 2019
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?
Thu., May 30, 2019
Pat Munts describes
Thu., May 23, 2019
The gardening season is in full swing and the nurseries are full of enticing plants.
Thu., May 16, 2019
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.
Thu., May 9, 2019
The city’s SpokaneScape program will pay you to remove lawn in a front yard and help you design a new, water-wise landscape.
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019
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 …
Thu., April 25, 2019
Now that the grass is growing, the question of the week seems to be how to get rid of moss in the lawn.
Thu., April 18, 2019
I have to move a very special rose this spring.
Thu., April 11, 2019
It’s time to get a jump on lawn care before it gets away from us.
Thu., April 4, 2019
Planting a pollinator meadow begins in the spring and will take a year to ensure a growing field that will sustain important insects and animals.