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Getting the most out of your purple salvia plants

By Staff

We bought about eight dark blue salvia plants from you. They are beautiful plants and have been blooming vigorously for a month and a half. My question is: In the past, the spikes that were fully clad in gorgeous purple flowers will start to ...


Be careful when choosing plants for your yard

By Staff

Now that summer is officially here, I’m spending my annual allowance on plants from the local nurseries. And by “allowance,” I mean I “allow” myself to buy pretty much whatever gorgeous plant strikes me at the ...

Tips and tricks for planting rosemary 
and rhubarb

By Staff

I’m starting my 11th summer here in Grand Junction and need some advice on where in my yard to plant rosemary and rhubarb. My house faces north and I have a smaller fenced backyard. I’ve tilled and amended the soil every year. ...

The end is in sight for Pantry Challenge

By Erin McIntyre

Fifteen more days. That’s it. Yes, we’re scheduling an end to the Armageddon Pantry Challenge. And it’s not because I think we’ll run out of food. This might sound lame, but it’s because we’re just done. ...


A good grub is hard to find, butt not impossible

By Erin McIntyre

I nearly ran my car off the road when I saw it. A monstrous grub looming toward me from a billboard, with the message that I should hire a landscape company to kill it before it killed my lawn. The heck with my lawn! That grub looked like it ...

Box elder bugs and how to get rid of them

By Dennis Hill

This past year there were box elder bugs in my goldenrain tree. Can you tell me why they were there, and is there any way to prevent them? — Joel What you have is a relative of the box elder bug called a goldenrain tree bug ...


Gall midges hoping to help clean 
up noxious weeds in Clifton area 

By Erin McIntyre

Some new residents moved into a little weed-infested plot in Clifton this week. Their names are Jaapiella ivannikovi and they’re gonna clean up the neighborhood because they have a job to do in the war on weeds. More commonly known as ...


Yard of the Month program is back for another season in 2013

By Staff

With all the recent rain, lawns are perking up and flowering plants are putting on a show, if they haven’t already. Take a look around your neighborhood and make a nomination for Yard of the Month. Nominate a friend or neighbor’s ...

Pantry Challenge going ‘til the last rice grain

By Erin McIntyre

I’m pretty sure the Armageddon Pantry Challenge could last a few more months. On Day 65, I’m as surprised as anyone about this. Seriously. I had no idea that the combination of our food-hoarding abilities, penchant for sale-priced ...

Gardening Briefs, May 4, 2013

By Staff

Learn how to plant lavender at home A hands-on class teaching how to grow lavender in a pot or in your yard will be offered from noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday and repeated from noon to 1:15 p.m. May 11 at Shabby Chic Boutique. 2586 Patterson ...

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