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Playing dirty: With a 16-acre garden, Grand Valley man passionate about produce

By Melinda Mawdsley

Some people never get tired of playing in the dirt. Although the chance to get his hands dirty is not the only reason Bob Beasley loves to garden, it’s a main one. A love of gardening doesn’t make Beasley different from other ...

Nominations open for best yard in city

By Ann Wright

You’ve eyed that lush lawn and driven by those lovely roses thousands of times. Now you can take your admiration to another level. Nominate that yard, be it your neighbor’s or your own, to be recognized as the Grand Junction ...


Tips for reorganizing and reinventing your wardrobe

By Annie Payne

Once a year I get a visit from a wardrobe consultant. Lori Wynne helps doctors, authors, mothers and teens dress for a variety of events: conventions, book-signings, television appearances, proms and galas. Recently, she paused from her ...

Homegrown: Sour cherry tree, skyflowers

By Dennis Hill

We live in Battlement Mesa and have a sour cherry tree that is 11 years old. The past two years the cherries have had worms in them and we could not eat them. We thought with the freeze last winter they would die. What do we do to get rid of ...

Homegrown: White moths, sumac shrubs

By Dennis Hill

I noticed small white moths in my lawn and some type of spider webs. Is there anything I can do about them? — Catherine Those small white moths are usually the adult form of sod webworm. The larval stage of this insect feeds on the ...

Yard decorations reveal your true personality

By Annie Payne

What do your yard ornaments say about you? Perhaps you remember at Christmas time I revealed that I have a very rare talent. Some might call it a gift. Others, the more incredulous, call it a cheap party trick, but I have yet to meet anyone ...

Homegrown: Privacy fence, cedar mulch

By Dennis Hill

I want to create a living privacy screen. Our house sits high, so we can look over a 6-foot fence. What I need is something that would work on the east side that gets full sun most of the day. I would prefer an evergreen with a mature height ...

Homegrown: Silver maple, plum pollinators

By Dennis Hill

We have a 35-year-old silver maple tree that looks pretty sick this year. Half of the branches have no leaves, or just a few at the tips. The remaining look pretty good, but the leaves are smaller than normal and not as dense. There were ...

Grown at Home, Honeysuckle vine

By Dennis Hill

I have a honeysuckle vine that starts out vigorously each spring, but then the aphids come and it never fully recovers. What is the best way to stop the aphids? — Sharon The key to dealing with aphids (heck, any insect for that matter) ...


Splish, splash! I was doing the dishes

By Annie Payne

“Who cut their hair on the couch?” “Why does the dog have one blue paw?” “Where did all the kitchen chairs go?” These and many more questions like these are not a good way to start summer vacation. My ...

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