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HG: Annie Payne Column January 03, 2009

By Annie Payne

I didn’t wake up Jan. 1 and look at myself in the mirror and think, “I could stand to gain a few pounds, and I need more stuff in my house.” No, my New Year’s resolutions, like so many people’s, revolve around ...


HG: Homegrown Column January 03, 2009

By Dennis Hill

I would appreciate your opinion on trailing plants that would drape over the sides of my raised bed vegetable garden. I’m looking to plant a potager garden this spring with colorful border plants surrounding vegetables. — ...


HG: SustainAbility Column December 27, 2008

By Adele Israel

In spite of some prevalent local attitudes, Colorado takes pride in being on the cutting edge of the New Energy Economy. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden is one excellent example. According to its Web site, ...


HG: Homegrown Column December 27, 2008

By Dennis Hill

When is the best time to cut back my forsythia, before or after it flowers? — David Well, the “book” says to wait until after they’re done blooming to prune all spring-flowering shrubs such as forsythia (as well ...


HG: SustainAbility Column December 20, 2008

By Adele Israel

With automakers begging for bailouts, instead of visions of sugarplum fairies, I’m wondering if my dream of owning a plug-in electric hybrid is any closer to reality. I’m convinced plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and ...


HG: Annie Payne Column December 20, 2008

By Annie Payne

When I tell people I have a column in the newspaper they ask, “Are you the Annie from ‘Annie’s Mailbox’?” No, that would be another “Annie” somewhere out there in syndicated land. That Annie handles ...


HG: Homegrown Column December 20, 2008

By Dennis Hill

Why will my peonies not bloom? Every year they grow and look healthy but will not bloom. — Joy Here in western Colorado the problem is usually caused by one of four things. The first is overwatering. Peonies like regular water but too ...


HW: LiveWell in Mesa County County December 16, 2008

By Melinda Mawdsley

Living healthy in Mesa County in 2009 could mean more than just exercising and eating right. LiveWell, a local organization focused on health and wellness, is ready for the 2009 LiveWell Challenge that runs from Jan. 1 through the end of the ...


HG: SustainAbility Column December 13, 2008

By Adele Israel

When getting the homestead ready for the holidays, how can you clear out those large, unsightly items? If those items are made of metal, Van Gundy’s AMPCO Inc. can help. Located at 645 Fourth Ave. in Grand Junction, the local company ...


HG: Homegrown Column December 13, 2008

By Dennis Hill

I have a question about grapes. Not all of my grapes ripened before the frost, so I did not pick them. Now, I have large clusters of grapes on the vines and I want to know if they need to be removed? Will leaving them on (in hopes of the birds ...


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