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101709 Payne-Halloween

A Halloween to outdo all Halloweens

By Annie Payne

Nathan Hale, a soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, famously said, “I only regret that I have but one month to celebrate Halloween,” or something like that. I can relate to Capt. Hale’s ...


Homegrown: Winterizing artichokes

By Dennis Hill

A couple of years ago you gave advice on growing artichokes here in Grand Junction. My plants are great now; how do I winter them? Artichokes are wonderful, semi-perennial herbaceous plants in western Colorado. They can get pretty big, ...


100309 HG JapaneseWall

Make your travel treasures part of home sweet home

By Annie Payne

If you follow my articles, you may remember a month back I wrote about having a yard sale to help pay for the souvenirs for our upcoming family vacation. We had a wonderful time at Walt Disney World (thanks for asking). We came home with lots ...


Homegrown column Sept. 05, 2009

By Dennis Hill

Help. There’s this awful looking thing growing along the ground in my garden that looks like The Blob, only yellow. What is it? Do I need to start packing? Is it going to eat up my house?  — Sue Actually, what you have ...


Now is the time to upgrade your sprinkler system

By Staff

By CURTIS SWIFT Special to the Sentinel Now that summer is almost at its end, it’s a good time to figure out what it has cost to water your lawn and gardens and make some changes. If you are using treated water, compare July’s ...


SustainAbility column Aug. 22, 2009

By Adele Israel

School has started and we are down to our last month of summer, but there are still plenty of opportunities to increase your sustainability IQ. As soon as you finish reading this column, head on over to Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand ...


Homegrown column Aug. 22, 2009

By Dennis Hill

• I planted two yellow hook-neck squash plants and I am getting a lot of buds, but the squash only grow to the size of a peanut then shrivel up. What am I not doing? — Kristi Squash shriveling up before they have a chance to size ...


Late summer a good time to start watering less often, DRIP Column Aug 22, 2009

By Staff

By CURTIS SWIFT Special to the Sentinel The intelligent use of water is important to all of us on the DRIP team. Even though we have a great deal of water coursing through the Grand Valley, how we use it determines our success in maintaining ...


SustainAbility column July 25, 2009

By Adele Israel

Humans have lived in the desert for thousands of years and survived. According to Master Gardener Laurie Reiser, living in the desert is “perfectly possible” and doesn’t have to be scary. The key is respecting the land and ...


SustainAbility Column July 11, 2009

By Adele Israel

It has been very entertaining to hear about House Resolution 2454 primarily through the filter of local perspective. The fun began with a letter from Grand Valley Power concerning “Cap and Trade Legislation” and continued with ...


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