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Damage, disease possibilities in problems with cottonwood tree

By Dennis Hill

We have a 4-year-old cottonwood that is about 20 feet tall. It has done very well in the past, but not this spring. There are some new leaves near the bottom, but it looks dead the rest of the way up. We did give it some water during the ...


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May Yard of the Month

By Special to the Sentinel

Marcia Hutson, who lives at 642 Grand View Drive, starts off the 2013 Yard of the Month recognitions with the May Yard of the Month. This is the second time in two years that Hutson’s yard has been given this designation. She had a sign ...


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 ...


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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. ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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