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Grow these — a great green thumb isn’t 
required — to punch up your favorite foods

By Suzanne Hanzl

I have been accused of having numerous talents. Sadly, gardening is not one of them. Oh, yes, I have planted many gardens in my life, having ample opportunity, time and space, but then my dedication wore off, weeds conquered and my interest ...

Have a thorny problem with roses? Solution depends upon type of insect

By Dennis Hill

I need some help on my roses. Something is eating the leaves. The missing pieces form almost a perfect circle. I’ve never seen anything chewing on the plant, but every day it seems like more holes appear. What can I do to get rid of ...

Water tip

By Special to the Sentinel

WATER TIP Come out to Palisade and visit the DRIP information booth — The DRIP crew will host an informational booth at the Palisade Sunday Farmers Market on Sunday. Come to visit the vendors, check out the local farm produce and stop ...


Master gardener clinic can diagnose problems

By Erin McIntyre

The vegetable garden seems so perfect at the beginning of the summer. The perfectly spaced plants flourish, full of promise. Gardeners dream of that first tomato in July and harvesting all the delicious produce outside the back door as they ...

Be careful with weed and feed

By Dennis Hill

I was thinking of using a weed and feed for my lawn, but have heard that I have to be careful around my trees and shrubs. Is there a problem with that? What do I need to do? — Joy Lots of folks like to use weed-and-feed because ...

Winter drought damage not a reason to panic

By Dennis Hill

We have a river birch that I planted about 15 years ago on the property line between my neighbor to our east and us. It is a clump style with three main trunks. This year the side that faces my yard (the west side) is not doing as well. The ...

It has bells, whistles and it washes clothes

By Erin McIntyre

We finally got our own house robot. It’s actually our new clothes washer, but it might as well be a robot. We bought a computer that happens to do laundry. After more than a decade of using the washer that came with the house, it ...

Know your weeds before you try to get rid of them

By Dennis Hill

I was reading about the pre-emergent for weeds in the lawn. I am wondering if there is something I could use in my vegetable garden. The year before last I didn’t have time for it, then it was totally covered with weeds even before the ...

With certain junipers, be wary of drought

By Dennis Hill

I have two tree questions for you! First, we’re thinking about planting a columnar blue spruce “Iseli Fastigate” in our yard. Bookcliff’s online description says they get 20-25 feet tall and 6-10 feet wide, but Colorado ...


Get to know your native plants at program

By Erin McIntyre

Colorado State University Extension is hosting an open house featuring its native plant garden from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3, at 2775 U.S. Highway 50 at the Mesa County Fairgrounds. There will be demonstrations of different gardening topics, a ...

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