Stories tagged: Pat Munts
Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 4:13 p.m.
Just to show you how mild a winter we have had so far, I had my first garden tour of the year last Sunday with a little twist. Michael Loundagin, …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
Beekeeping has become a very popular hobby in our region and beyond in the last few years. Beekeeping classes fill quickly, and several new beekeeping clubs have popped up in …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
The holidays are over and the reality of winter – what there is of it – is settling in. Cabin fever for gardeners will be setting in soon so here …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
I can’t remember the last time I spent a whole weekend in January digging in the garden. But that’s what I did last weekend and it was wonderful!
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 5 a.m.
Happy New Year, everyone. So here we are looking at a brand-new year and as always lots of new ideas for gardening. Winter is a great time to check them …
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 5 a.m.
The rush of Christmas is over. For many gardeners this means the real winter has settled, and it’s time to haul out the stack of reading material that has been …
Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
Our neighborhood communication app was buzzing this past week with people wondering where all the winter resident songbirds have gone. Feeders around the Painted Hills and Ponderosa neighborhoods have been …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
As the cold settled in this weekend, not much was stirring around our garden. The resident deer herd was nowhere to be seen. A few birds could be heard but …
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Today we will celebrate with family and friends around a table with more calories than we deserve. So how do we burn those off before they become …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 6 a.m.
Winter’s gentle teaser last week is a good reminder that our gardening has moved indoors for the next few months. Here are some tips to keep plants alive and happy. …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 6 a.m.
The holiday season may seem to be a bit far off but now is the time to plant amaryllis and paperwhite narcissus so they will be ready for the holidays.
Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 6 a.m.
We are having a spectacular fall. Just enough frost to turn the leaves. No wind or rain to knock them off yet and bright sunny days to enjoy all the …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
So, how do you store all of this fall bounty. It’s not hard if you pay attention to a few simple guidelines, Pat Munts writes.
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6 a.m.
Claudia Biggs, a national dahlia judge, has received the September Garden of the Month award for her dahlia garden.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 6 a.m.
The big question that seems to be on a lot of people’s minds right now is when to prune what.
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 6 a.m.
Our gardening season is winding down.
Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
It’s time to think about saving seeds from your favorite vegetables and flowers.
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
Spokane Valley gardener Carmen Perkins has been recognized by the Inland Empire Gardeners. The group has named her garden the August garden of the month.
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
Do you havefruit trees you don’t have time or energy to care for and harvest? Do you feel guilty seeing the fruit go to waste? If so, help for caring …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 6 a.m.
The weather appears to be cooling a bit. Temperatures are dropping from the 90s into the 80s and 70s this weekend with nights in the lower 50s. Throw in a …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 6 a.m.
Sometimes good things happen when trees come crashing down in a garden. Such is the case for Russ and Sara Weaver-Lundberg.
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
What do you do when you have more tomatoes, beans, corn, peppers, squash, eggplant, peas or cabbage than you can eat in a few days? Preserve it for the long …
Thu., July 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
In some ways the stretch of recent cooler weather has been great for the gardens. Plants have stayed in bloom a little longer, and with the timely rains, it hasn’t …
Thu., June 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
Dragonflies seem to be everywhere this spring.
Thu., June 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
For over 20 years, the Inland Empire Gardeners has been celebrating gardeners and their gardens. Each month except December, it brings exciting speakers from all over the country to talk …
Thu., May 17, 2018, 6:05 a.m.
My husband’s Mother’s Day gift to me was to just turn me loose in the garden to play. I had a great time planting my deck pots. Yes, I know …
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
While gardeners wait to plant tomatoes, they can plant radishes that will be ready to harvest mid-June.
Thu., May 3, 2018, 6:19 a.m.
It’s hard to miss nature’s celebration of spring on the hills and along the rivers of the Inland Northwest.
Thu., April 5, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
To grow pretty and tasty plants, we must first tend to the soil properly.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
The snow drops are up and blooming. Tulip and daffodil leaves are poking out of the ground testing the weather before they really start growing.