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Thursday, September 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Cool observers pay yard, gardener a farewell visit

Last weekend I got two special treats while doing the last fall chores. Saturday I dashed out to move some deck chairs to their winter spot. The wind was picking …


Cool observers pay yard, gardener a farewell visit

Last weekend I got two special treats while doing the last fall chores. Saturday I dashed out to move some deck chairs to their winter spot. The wind was picking …


Free manure sometimes comes with price

The Craigslist ad was pretty straightforward: free horse manure without shavings, you load and haul. Something for free for a little effort; that’s a good deal! Or is it?


Free manure sometimes comes with price

The Craigslist ad was pretty straightforward: free horse manure without shavings, you load and haul. Something for free for a little effort; that’s a good deal! Or is it?


Expert shares passion for colorful gardens

Until just a few years ago plants usually came with leaves in shades of green, yellow and, once in awhile, red. We thought we were in heaven with that many …


Colors of fall can help you find a perfect tree

As luck would have it last week I had to travel up to Republic, Wash., in Ferry County for work. All along the road through the Colville Valley and over …


New rules apply when plants come in

We recently brought all our houseplants back into the house. Unfortunately one of those little bitty tree frogs hitchhiked in with the plants and is now croaking somewhere in the …


New rules apply when plants come in

We recently brought all our houseplants back into the house. Unfortunately one of those little bitty tree frogs hitchhiked in with the plants and is now croaking somewhere in the …


Put green tomato bounty to use in tantalizing dishes

This is the year of the green tomato. Most gardeners still have lots of them hanging on the vines. We are out of warm weather and the fall sun is …


Put green tomato bounty to use in tantalizing dishes

This is the year of the green tomato. Most gardeners still have lots of them hanging on the vines. We are out of warm weather and the fall sun is …


Gardening an effervescent experience for Valley couple

We all know what happens when you shake up a bottle of soda and then open it. The contents go everywhere. For Rich and Violette Gamba, the pent-up fizz captured …


Gardening an effervescent experience for Valley couple

We all know what happens when you shake up a bottle of soda and then open it. The contents go everywhere. For Rich and Violette Gamba, the pent-up fizz captured …


Community meeting tonight on plan for High Drive Bluff

Much has happened in the last few years to make Spokane’s signature slogan: Near Nature; Near Perfect really come to reality. The Centennial Trail is nearly complete. Several groups are …


Famous English garden stands out with its beauty

Hidcote. Sissinghurst. Kew Gardens. Wakehurst. These are the names of famous English gardens I’ve been reading and hearing about for a very long time.


Taming powdery mildew takes time

Our recent spate of hot and cold weather has brought out a late outbreak of powdery mildew. Leaves on roses, lupines, phlox, squash, melons and even maple trees have all …


Taming powdery mildew on leaves, melons takes time

Our recent spate of hot and cold weather has brought out a late outbreak of powdery mildew. Leaves on roses, lupines, phlox, squash, melons and even maple trees have all …


Valley tropical garden defies Zone 5 rules

From a block away I knew my visit to Jennifer and Michael Gilbert’s garden was going to be a treat. After all, when ornamental grasses and huge leaves tower above …


Summer heat deceiving; plan for fall

Even though the heat says we are finally getting our summer, fall is only two weeks away. It’s time to shift gears and think about fall planting and end of …


Summer heat deceiving; plan for fall

Even though the heat says we are finally getting our summer, fall is only two weeks away. It’s time to shift gears and think about fall planting and end of …


Gardening: Tomato diseases can halt growth

The race for the ripe tomato is on! We seem to be getting a late dose of heat and that’s good for turning the green orbs into something red and …


Cooler weather allows for fall lawn maintenance

Our lawns have benefited from the cooler weather this year and didn’t get stressed out as much as they usually do. That means that this is a good year to …


Cooler weather allows for fall lawn maintenance

Our lawns have benefited from the cooler weather this year and didn’t get stressed out as much as they usually do. That means that this is a good year to …


Plant a Row program boosting food banks

Hope is something Keith Burgeson has a lot of right now. As coordinator for Second Harvest’s Plant a Row for the Hungry program he is working hard to gather donations …


Plant a Row program boosting food banks

Hope is something Keith Burgeson has a lot of right now. As coordinator for Second Harvest’s Plant a Row for the Hungry program he is working hard to gather donations …


Friends create colorful landscape together

It’s a friendship that started over a classic but dead Jaguar. Claudia Gendron and her husband had just driven it from Seattle to Spokane to deliver it to Julie Nesbitt …


Friends create colorful landscape

It’s a friendship that started over a classic but dead Jaguar. Claudia Gendron and her husband had just driven it from Seattle to Spokane to deliver it to Julie Nesbitt …


Warm, late-summer days sure to bring spider mites, other bugs

The warm days of late summer always bring out the bugs. This year is no exception. The warmer weather is likely to bring on the spider mites. These are tiny, …


Ripening days in garden numbered

OK, its time for Plan B for vegetable gardeners. We have about six weeks to get stuff ripe before our traditional first frost date. How do we salvage the rest …


Ripening days in garden numbered

OK, its time for Plan B for vegetable gardeners. We have about six weeks to get stuff ripe before our traditional first frost date. How do we salvage the rest …


June’s garden a natural in its rugged setting

Barbra Safranek started hauling home plants and planting them before their new house site was little more than a basalt knob with very little soil and part of a foundation …