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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 ...


Poplar tree can grow leaves in weird ways

By Dennis Hill

I have a poplar tree in my backyard that is 1 1/2 years old. Over the past year and a half it has done a few funny things. Upon planting it, the leaves went yellow in the summer. I think we were over watering. Last summer (summer No. 2), we ...


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In the spirit 
of cleaning!

By Melinda Mawdsley

Some say robins or budding trees signal spring’s arrival. In Grand Junction, however, it could be argued spring hasn’t truly arrived until every city street is lined with garbage. Starting Monday and continuing through April 26, ...


Post-Christmas rule: One-in, one-out policy

By Erin McIntyre

After you’ve cleared the flurry of wrapping paper, Christmas is over and all the new toys and stuff need a place to be. Usually at our house, this meant that the new things either stayed in their former home under the Christmas tree ...


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September Yard Of The Month

By Special to the Sentinel

The September Yard of the Month winner is Marcia Hutson. She has been tending to her beautiful yard at 642 Grand View Drive for 11 years. Hutson enjoys learning about cultivating a variety of plants and does so by seeking advice from the ...


Tips for adding to your landscape this fall

By Erin McIntyre

Fall is my favorite time to plant gorgeous additions to my landscape. I know, most people love spring. But I love autumn, with its crisp air, leaves and everything slowing down in the yard. Luckily, the Colorado State University Cooperative ...


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 ...


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AUGUST YARD OF THE MONTH

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, ...


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JULY YARD OF THE MONTH

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 ...


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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 ...


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