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HG DRIP Column June 06, 2009

By Guest Columnist

Many homeowners turn on the sprinklers and don’t really think about how much water is being sprayed on which areas, or have their irrigation systems on a timer and don’t monitor how their systems are working. But paying attention ...


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Annie Payne Column June 06, 2009

By Annie Payne

In the 1980s film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” the main character, Ferris, and his friend, Cameron, have the following conversation in Cameron’s garage, while deciding on whether or not to “borrow” ...


Homegrown Column June 06, 2009

By Dennis Hill

My wife and I stopped in last Friday, and my wife asked you about our nectarine tree that did not leaf out at all this year. You informed her that you thought it was some sort of borer that killed it. Well, unfortunately for us, you were right ...


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Downtown owner turns yard into food garden

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Mark Holmes purchased a home downtown on Main Street last year with the intention of becoming an “urban homesteader.” Urban homesteading is a new trend sweeping the country in which owners of small amounts of acreage ­— ...


Sustainability Column May 30, 2009

By Adele Israel

It’s time for your yard to go native. Sustainable landscaping and gardening rely on vegetation that is suited to the area, so it uses less water and requires less effort once it is established. Xeriscape, not to be confused with ...


Homegrown Column May 30, 2009

By Dennis Hill

What is best fertilizer numbers for a garden in Rangely. We have very poor soil with zero in it. Thanks, Phyllis The place I usually tell people to start in cases like yours is with a soil test. This will tell you exactly what your soil is ...


Annie Payne Column May 23, 2009

By Annie Payne

I am so happy that summer vacation has started. It was getting harder with each day to wake up and get the kids ready for school. The alarm would go off, and I’d hit the snooze and think, “We’ll have cereal, instead of ...


Homegrown Column May 23, 2009

By Dennis Hill

I understand you recommended Weed Free Zone for bindweed control. Could you give me any more info? — Frank from Montrose I really love this stuff. Weed Free Zone is a mixture of four different herbicides, and it’s worked really, ...


DRIP Column May 23, 2009

By Guest Columnist

These days, living “green” is fashionable and in the news. Conserving water resources certainly fits into this scenario, and it also saves you money. One of the best ways to start doing this is by finding leaks in and around your ...


Art of Quilting Column May 17, 2009

By Sherida Warner

The Ringling Brothers may have needed Barnum & Bailey to put on a show, but when it comes to quilt festivals, the Mancuso Brothers don’t require any help setting up their entertainment venues. These two siblings, David and Peter, ...


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