Home and Garden

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Homegrown: Cutting back, early edible tomatoes

By Dennis Hill

Is this the right time to be cutting back a blue mist spirea and a butterfly bush? Both are just beginning to leaf out. — Donna Now is the time to cut back plants, such as your butterfly bush and blue mist spirea. Summer blooming ...


Homegrown: Dwarf fruit trees, Zoysia grass

By Dennis Hill

What kinds of dwarf apricot and cherry trees do you recommend? — Lee The first thing to remember about the “dwarf” stone fruits is that they’re not really that much smaller than a standard sized tree. A dwarfing ...


Homegrown: Organic gardening, Part 3

By Dennis Hill

I’m thinking I’d like to start an organic vegetable garden in my backyard. What do I need to do? — Scott In the past two weeks I’ve covered general information about organic gardening and the basic principles of ...


Homegrown: Organic gardening, Part 2

By Dennis Hill

I’m thinking I’d like to start an organic vegetable garden in my backyard. What do I need to do? — Scott In last week’s column I wrote about the soil needed for organic gardening and ended by listing the basic ...


Homegrown: Organic vegetable garden, Part 1

By Dennis Hill

I’m thinking I’d like to start an organic vegetable garden in my backyard. What do I need to do? — Scott You’ve asked a pretty big question. There are a variety of different methods of organic gardening and it seems ...


Homegrown: Blueberries, hawthorne tree

By Dennis Hill

Are blueberries easy to grow in our area? Are there any soil amendments I need to be aware of before I make a decision to plant them? — Lois Blueberries are hard to grow here I’m afraid. They prefer cooler temperatures, high ...


Homegrown: Growing food in clay

By Dennis Hill

I am looking for any edible food that will grow in clay in Grand Junction. Any ideas? — Sharon You can plant just about anything you’d like. The important thing is that you work on amending the soil well before you ...


Homegrown: Sprinkler systems

By Dennis Hill

I had a sprinkler system installed and my lawn seeded, but in some places the grass is great and in other places it is in clumps, which makes for a very sorry-looking yard. What is the best way to remedy this situation? — Dan The ...


Homegrown: Pinyon pine, aspen tree saplings

By Dennis Hill

Our pinyon pine has a black pine needle scale for which I spray acephate annually. It was free of the pest all year until now. My question is: What should I do now? Is the scale still active on the warmer days? — Paul Pine needle ...


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Sprouts bring spring to mind

By Penny Stine

I used to be an avid downhill skier. We bought a Powderhorn Resort family season pass for several years and were up on the slopes almost every weekend. Even though I didn’t learn to ski until I was in my 30s, I made myself learn how to ...


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