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Sometimes it’s tough to tell why tomatoes take their time

By Dennis Hill

Having given up my garden this year, I still found a spot to plant one tomato. I planted it a little late (third or fourth week of May), but it’s a very hardy-looking and large plant. It’s been watered and fertilized (Miracle-Gro ...



By Special to the Sentinel

The August Yard of the Month winners are Terry and Carol Lofsvold. Carol’s “mountain meadow” design at 3648 Bell Court has been evolving for the past 10 years. Carol likes the yard looking lush and blended native plants, ...



By Special to the Sentinel

The July Yard of the Month winners are Patty and Scott Webb. The Webbs have a beautiful yard at their 2031 Paint Pony Court home, with turf grass and a variety of plants exhibiting xeric qualities. The couple worked closely with their ...


Yard of the Month: May

By Special to the Sentinel

The May Yard of the Month winner is Georgann Jouflas. The yard at Jouflas’ home, 743 Wedge Drive, was renovated about three years ago to make the shift from grass to a colorful xeric landscape. Jouflas has a passion for plants and ...


Church hopes to spread word of its aquaponics project around world

By Staff

There’s that old saying about how if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, but if you teach him how to fish, you feed him for life. Somewhere in that idea, there must be room for a 175-gallon tank swimming with koi, goldfish ...


Living treasure troves

By Rachel Sauer

Their very appearance makes bumblebees seem like the Winnie the Poohs of the garden, all plump and charming and delightfully ridiculous, always seeking the sweetest spots. On an evening not long ago, they found one inside a bubblegum-pink ...


Iris farm displays array of color, variety

By Erin McIntyre

Irises are one of my guilty pleasures. I rarely dedicate garden space to a flower that (mostly) blooms only once per season, but irises are so spectacular that they’re worth it. For a short time, the iris is the statuesque queen of the ...

Pond algae can be controlled with four steps

By Dennis Hill

We have a small pond (about 100 gallons of water) in which we previously had goldfish and koi, but we have removed all the fish. We have a small circulating pump, but would like to put in some water plants, such as water lilies. In the past, ...

Yard of the Month program begins

By Staff

Yard of the Month, presented by the Grand Junction Forestry Board, The Daily Sentinel and city of Grand Junction, is back for 2012. Nominate a friend’s yard, a neighbor’s yard or your own yard by completing and sending in this ...

Cleaning products to get you into the spirit

By Erin McIntyre

I’ve been one of those people who actually enjoys cleaning for some time. Let me clarify that: I enjoy the outcome of cleaning. Sometimes I like the actual cleaning. Usually people grimace and look a bit uneasy when I confess this. ...

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