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Thursday, September 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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.


Gardening: Pat Munts encourages gardeners to do their part to help threatened pollinators

Homeowners can turn their gardens into pollinator friendly oases


Gardening: Pollinators need more than blooms to thrive

Besides flowers for nectar and pollen, pollinator and beneficial insects need water, shelter from predators and nesting sites.


Gardening: Choose blooms that attract bees

You should choose flowers that bloom progressively through the season to provide a steady source of nectar and pollen.


Plant garden to attract pollinators

Pollinators help increase the production in our vegetable gardens, berry patches and orchards. In addition, flower pollination helps plants produce seeds. If there are no seeds, there will not be …


Gardening: Native plants help pollinators thrive

“Pollinator Friendly Gardening” devotes whole chapters to what pollinator insects need to thrive in a garden: water, shelter and food. It also addresses the fact that gardens planted with native …


Beekeepers now designated as farmers under Washington law

Washington’s newest official farm livestock has wings, not hooves, and travels in swarms, not herds or flocks. A change in state law this month officially designates beekeepers as farmers, something …


Wildlife crews follow flight of the bumblebee

The bumblebee moving from flower to flower by the shores of Lake Pend Oreille had a distinctive white patch on its rear. So a wildlife technician snapped a picture, documenting …


In the Garden: Avoid pesticides to help protect pollinators

If you sit quietly in the middle of your garden, you will witness an incredible amount of activity. I’m not talking about other people in your garden, but rather, the …