June 12 column: Spokane in Bloom

Here is a link to my column in today’s edition of The Spokesman-Review: An explosion of beauty.┬áIt is about next Saturday’s (June 18) “Spokane in Bloom” garden tour. The tour features six gardens located in the Colbert and Nine Mile Falls areas. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at many local nurseries as well as at the gardens featured in the article on the day of the tour.

I had the pleasure of meeting Stan and Donna Canter, who have a beautiful garden in Colbert. They’re super-nice folks who have created an amazing garden that is obviously a labor of love for them. I loved their water garden with it’s natural-looking setting and all of the beautiful koi carp in it.

I’m looking forward to attending the garden tour and hope you will be able to go, too. It’s a fun way to spend a day outdoors.