Stories tagged: Pat Munts
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
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, 5 a.m.
Building gardens is always an adventure.
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 5 a.m.
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, 5 a.m.
Gardens don’t happen overnight
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 5 a.m.
We are over halfway through the summer, so it’s time to clear my desk of gardening tidbits.
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
You don’t need to live in the woods or have lots of space to have a wildlife-friendly garden.
Thu., July 25, 2019, 5 a.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 5 a.m.
It’s the Fourth of July, and the corn should be knee-high in the garden.
Thu., June 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
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, 11:01 p.m.
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, 5 a.m.
It won’t be long now before I become a mother-in-law.
Thu., June 13, 2019, 5 a.m.
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, 5 a.m.
Pat Munts describes
Thu., May 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
The gardening season is in full swing and the nurseries are full of enticing plants.
Thu., May 16, 2019, 5 a.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 4:49 p.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 5 a.m.
I have to move a very special rose this spring.
Thu., April 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
It’s time to get a jump on lawn care before it gets away from us.
Thu., April 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
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.
Thu., March 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
Growing really hot peppers seems to be a trend, gardening columnist Pat Munts writes.
Thu., March 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spring is out there somewhere. I caught a glimpse of it during a layover in Wales on my way back from Africa. It was wonderful.
Thu., March 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
If you’ve joined the berry and fruit tree growing trend, Pat Munts offers some tips on getting good yields.
Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
Starting your own vegetable seeds indoors is a great way to save some money and grow varieties you can’t find in the garden centers.
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 5 a.m.
What is “good quality potting mix”?
Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Spokane Edible Tree Project has gleaned over 100,000 pounds of apples, pears, plums, peaches, raspberries and blueberries from Spokane backyard trees since its inception in 2013. The Tree Project …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
It’s time to check your houseplants for unwanted visitors. The plants have been somewhat dormant for the last couple of months but with the increasing light, they will soon be …