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Homegrown: Dry winter? Trees may need water

By Dennis Hill

I have read that one should water trees in the winter. In Rangely, it is very dry and we have had about zero snow this winter at present time. I have trees located on the north side of my house that cannot be easily watered as the ground is ...


ZOO OF PLUSH PATTERNS: Clifton woman finds success with ‘Snuggables’

By Rachel Sauer

A visit to Sonja Kent’s Clifton studio requires a lot of self-restraint. This is because the impulse isn’t to walk inside so much as take a running leap. You want to take a running leap and land on the day bed that’s piled ...

Mice, drought, or beetles may harm junipers

By Dennis Hill

I have some Tams Junipers about 30 years old that have various branches that die every year. Is this normal and can I do anything about it? — Paul There are several possibilities. One of the more unusual causes for this is damage to ...

Seed catalogs help this gardener through winter

By Erin McIntyre

Hello. My name is Erin and I’m a seed-catalog addict. You might as well know now, if we’re going to have any sort of meaningful relationship. Acknowledging the problem is the first step. In the gloomiest time of year, when my ...

What to plant in boggy area between homes

By Dennis Hill

I have a difficult area between my house and my neighbors’. Their water and mine drains onto the property line and gets very boggy. The space is very small: only 10 feet between the houses that face south. What I want to do is plant ...

Homegrown: Lawn out, garden in. Here’s how

By Dennis Hill

I would like to expand our garden into a grassy area of our lawn. I can rent a sod cutter to get most of the lawn. What should I use before I plant this spring to permanently get rid of the grass? — Sid from Centennial You’re ...

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Grand Junction man recognized for knowledge, interest in cacti and succulents

By Rachel Sauer

It started, as things sometimes do, on a wide spot in the road between Golden and Boulder. Don Campbell was driving along and noticed a struggling little cactus very much in danger of getting trampled or run over. He’d always been ...


Open for cheer: Symphony tour shows off holiday decorations

By Melinda Mawdsley

Melinda Watson can’t wait for strangers to walk through her home. Her house is one of three homes, two businesses and a local church that will be decorated in their holiday best for this year’s Grand Junction Symphony Cup of Cheer ...

Homegrown: Nov. 26, 2011

By Dennis Hill

We have a Prairie Fire Crabapple tree that has severe splitting in almost all of the major branches. There is some evidence of old bark splits that have healed over that we did not notice until recently. The tree seemed to be slow leafing out ...

Drip Tip: Nov. 19, 2011

By Staff

Don’t Shake the Handle! If you have to “shake the handle” to get the toilet to stop running, it’s time to replace the flapper valve. Leaking flapper valves can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day. The Drought ...

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