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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 ...

HG: SustainAbility Column December 06, 2008

By Adele Israel

It is not surprising David Miller is the chairman of Alpine Bank’s Green Team. Nor is it surprising that this community bank became the first financial institution in the state to bring home the Gold. While growing up in suburban Long ...

HG: Homegrown Column December 06, 2008

By Dennis Hill

We read your little blurb about the purple ash tree in the paper. We recently planted 14 of these trees along our driveway. They are 14 feet with 4-inch trunks. Our concern is that we have very high alkaline soil. We brought in some good soil ...

HG: SustainAbility Column November 29, 2008

By Adele Israel

An ad touting “Green Drycleaning” piqued my interest, so I decided to investigate. What followed was a crash course in the evolving dry cleaning industry. Perchance a little history is in order. For many years, dry cleaners ...

HG: Homegrown Column November 29, 2008

By Dennis Hill

I have a Rose of Sharon bush that has grown so tall it blocks my view from my window. I have my shrubbery trimmed by a company in town every spring and they never trim the Rose of Sharon bushes. Is there a reason? Can I trim it ...

HG: SustainAbility Column November 22, 2008

By Adele Israel

When pinching pennies, don’t overlook our local library system. It’s a veritable gold mine of materials and information. So, if you haven’t been to the library lately, grab your library card and hurry over. Better yet, log ...

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