Stories tagged: Pat Munts
Wed., March 14, 2018, 12:04 p.m.
Could it be that the cold and snow are behind us? My garlic is poking its heads out of the winter’s protective mulch. Several people have said that tulips and …
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 11:41 a.m.
Pat Munts pays tribute to longtime gardening guru and TV personality Phyllis Stephens, who is retiring after over 30 years of sharing her knowledge with residents of the Inland Northwest …
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, noon
Remember I said a couple of weeks ago that winter isn’t over until winter is over? I rest my case.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 5:12 p.m.
My desk is covered with seed packets at the moment. Our recent spate of warm weather got me fired up to order my seeds for the spring.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
With a break in the weather that has thawed the ground, we can get done some early garden chores, Pat Munts writes.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 2:46 p.m.
Gardening: Inland Northwest Food Network workshop will offer lessons about saving seeds, Pat Munts writes
Seed School in a Day workshop March 3 will teach how to save your own seed.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
When planning the garden you want to grow, consider the length of our growing season before making your seed choices, Pat Munts writes. Local garden centers offer many types of …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 12:20 a.m.
It must be time to take advantage of some fun learning opportunities around the Inland Northwest and beyond.
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 1:39 p.m.
Yesterday was National Houseplant Day. Given the sloppy, icy, rainy and overall gray conditions outdoors, we could use a celebration of green in our lives right now.
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, noon
As I was shoveling last week’s snow, the Christmas carol “The Holly and the Ivy” got stuck in my head.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 8:37 p.m.
Squirrels are the clowns of the garden. … They are also terrorists with tails.
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
A Thanksgiving meal just isn’t complete without the mashed potatoes.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Spokane Community College students Jamie Lucas and Jarred Reitan are part of the greenhouse management class that is raising poinsettias for the annual Poinsettia Open House Thursday and Friday at …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Gardening: Portrayal of America’s first professional botanist promises to be entertaining, illuminating
If you want to see a mesmerizing portrayal of the life and times of America’s first botanist, John Bartram, don’t miss Kirk R. Brown performance of “John Bartram Lives” at …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
October is my favorite month of the year.
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Gardening: Guest speaker at annual Master Gardener Foundation dinner will talk about the plight of native bees
Last summer I was lucky. I seemed to have more than a few bumblebees buzzing around my garden.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, noon
With the arrival of cooler weather, many plants will begin to wind down and start to go dormant. There are a few that are only beginning their peak bloom and …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, noon
September is a great time to restore a lawn.
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
I am hearing rumors that earwigs have invaded gardens in the area. Take a deep breath: They are more of an annoyance than a destructive pest.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Gardens and lawns need careful watering during the hot summer months. Here are some tips on how to ensure plants get enough water to survive the heat.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, noon
Since moving into their Painted Hills home in 2009, Carol and Peter McKenny have gone through more than a few deer-munching experiments as they developed their garden. After eight years …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
I have heard from several gardeners in the last couple of weeks that they are harvesting blueberries the size of your thumb. We can thank all the water we got …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
The Inland Empire Gardeners June Garden of the Month honorees are featured.
Wed., July 12, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
We are roaring right through the summer, and it looks like it might be a pretty good tomato year. It’s also time to think about what you can plant when …
Wed., June 28, 2017, noon
Homeowners can turn their gardens into pollinator friendly oases
Wed., June 21, 2017, noon
Cool weather has allowed the soft-bodied sucking insect aphids to thrive and feed on perennials, shrubs and trees.
Wed., June 14, 2017, noon
Like many of us, WSU Master Gardener Mia Marcum-McCoy is always looking for new ways to enjoy her garden and stretch her knowledge. A recent transplant to the South Perry …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
Spring is asparagus season. The tender green spears appear almost magically from bare ground in many places in the Inland Northwest, and not all of them are in backyard gardens.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
Gardening: Backyard gardeners form network, with help from conservation district and WSU extension office
Imagine this if you will: You stop in a neighborhood on your way home from work and buy fresh vegetables and eggs from a small backyard market garden. You continue …
Wed., May 10, 2017, noon
Gardening: Use plastic milk jugs, plastic sheets, tarps to protect tender plants from spring frost, Munts says
I know everyone is champing at the bit to get gardens planted but let’s consider this. It’s been a whacky spring, and we could still get a frost or two …