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Fun tales from the Chicken Olympics

By Erin McIntyre

Hello and welcome to the 2013 Chicken Olympics. Today, our competitors will be participating in a variety of events, as they do every day in the chicken compound. Let’s go to our announcers Frank and Bob, on scene at Backyard Stadium in ...


White spots on berries can be from sun or bugs

By Dennis Hill

I live in Montrose and have a very nice patch of raspberries that produce a lot of berries. The problem is some of the drupelets on some of the berries turn white. It may be only one berry on a cluster of seven or eight or sometimes almost all ...


Water tip, Sept. 21, 2013

By Staff

WATER TIP Xeric landscaping ideas — Xeric landscapes have come a long way. Now is the time to look for xeric landscape ideas to consider for planting next spring. You could get beautiful color and coverage for your yard with very ...


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August Yard
 of the Month

By Special to the Sentinel

The August winners for the Yard of the Month are Earl and Floy Young, who live at 2303 N. First St. The Youngs’ house was built in 1888, but they have only lived there for 45 summers, purchasing the two-acre property when they were ...


Water tip, Sept. 14, 2013

By Special to the Sentinel

WATER TIP Are You Planning A New Appliance Purchase? — Consider those that offer cycle and load size adjustments. They are more water and energy efficient. Remember to match your load with the chosen load size adjustment. Use only what ...


Cytospora and how it can affect aspen trees

By Dennis Hill

Something is wrong with our aspen trees. The bark is cracking, some of the leaves have this weird curling thing happening, and there are some round spots with an orange outline in the bark in one area. I’m not sure what’s going on ...


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Genetics of good seeds

By Erin McIntyre

Long before seed companies existed, gardeners collected seeds from their best-performing plants to start next year’s garden. Now, it’s convenient to just purchase seeds and plants each year, but there are still good reasons to ...


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SPECIAL VOLUNTEERS

By Erin McIntyre

Some of the most productive plants in my garden are ones I didn’t even plant. OK, sure, the weeds are embarrassingly prolific as well, but I’m talking about flowers, fruits and vegetables that magically appeared and seemed to ...


How to get that pesky fungus out of the lawn

By Dennis Hill

I was wondering if you could tell me how do we get rid of fungus in our grass? — Linda The first thing is to make doubly sure that it is a fungal disease troubling your lawn. Though most of the problems in lawns we’re seeing now ...


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The mystique of mouse melons

By Erin McIntyre

There’s no denying that tiny food is adorable. A thimbleful of little berries is cute. Diminutive baby vegetables sport hefty price tags in specialty grocery stores. Why? Because tiny food is irresistible. Yes, gigantic fruits and ...


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