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HG: Homegrown Column March 28, 2009

By Dennis Hill

We are planning to redo our strawberry bed this spring because we want to replace June-bearing plants with an ever-bearing variety. Can you recommend a variety that will be ever-bearing in our location (elevation 5,300 feet)? I am of the ...


LS: Your Town Column March 22, 2009

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Yellow is a dominant color in the valley this time of year. Daffodils bloom in gardens, yellow forsythias brightens the landscape and don’t forget those packets of marshmallow Peeps lining the seasonal aisle at the grocery store. It ...


Art olf Quilting Column March 22, 2009

By Sherida Warner

This woman believes she is on a mission from God and, in June, she plans to make an arduous 28-hour pilgrimage of sorts to the African equator. As a team leader for Crossroads United Methodist Church, Rita Larson of Grand Junction hopes to ...


HG: SustainAbility Column March 21, 2009

By Adele Israel

An ancient building method with a new twist is cropping up in Western Colorado and even in Mesa County. For thousands of years, people have constructed buildings from the earth, and with the help of modern machinery this art has culminated in ...


HG: Homegrown Column March 21, 2009

By Dennis Hill

What is a pre-emergent spray and when should it be applied for fruit trees? Also, is there a schedule for this area for seasonal spraying? — Carol Since pre-emergents control the weed by preventing normal germination, it’s vital ...


W. Bruce Cameron Coulmn March 15, 2009

By Guest Columnist

I am one of those people who consistently makes the mistake of believing that friends of mine would enjoy being friends with each other. Recently, I set two people up on a blind date. Her name is Natalie, and his is Brad. Naturally, I ...


LS: Art of Quilting Column March 15, 2009

By Sherida Warner

Bernie Madoff may not have made off with everyone’s personal fortune, but a fair number of folks these days feel as though someone absconded with their disposable income. Lost jobs, home foreclosures, Wall Street rolling up its ...


HG: SustainAbility Column March 14, 2009

By Adele Israel

One Source Lighting is a bright spot in the local sustainable building community. Lighting is an important factor in energy efficiency when building a new home or retrofitting an old one. According to the Energy Star Web site, lighting ...


HG: Homegrown Column March 14, 2009

By Dennis Hill

I have a question about rose bushes; our trees have grown and shade the rose beds too much. Are there any shade-tolerant rose varieties that you could recommend for Grand Junction? Please give examples suitable to the elevation and sandy soils ...


HG: Annie Payne Column March 14, 2009

By Annie Payne

Easy ways to get your children working •  Start early.  If they can dump out a box of toys, they are old enough to put them all back.  •  Be mindful of the children’s ages and abilities when choosing ...


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