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Chorus of chirping crickets has moved in

By Erin McIntyre

Invariably, unwelcome guests invade our house every fall. They stay up all night making noise and playing loud music, and they don’t respect our privacy at all. I found one of them in the bathtub when I was (gasp!) stepping in to take a ...


Need privacy? Try evergreen such as some upright juniper

By Dennis Hill

We are trying to get some privacy by screening our property from an old trailer used for storage on our neighbor’s property. Something at least 8 to 9 feet tall that provides year-round screening would be great. We would like the ...


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 ...


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