May 3 column: Water conservation

Here is a link to my column in today’s edition of The Spokesman-Review: As summer nears, think water-wise.┬áThis column is about what we gardeners can do regarding water conservation in our landscapes.

However, there was a mix-up at the newspaper and the column that was supposed to run was all about next Saturday’s (5/9) Garden Expo. If you’re not familiar with this event, you owe it to yourself to go! It will be held at the Spokane Community College Lair student union building, 1810 N. Greene St. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both the event and parking are free.

There will be more than 250 garden-related vendors on hand. What a perfect setting for finding plants and gardening goodies for yourself or a Mother’s Day gift! (yes, Mother’s Day is on May 10th, folks)

┬áPat Munts and I will be signing copies of our book at our table inside the Lair building, all day long. Be sure to drop by and say hello! In addition, I’ll be teaching a free seminar on growing heirloom vegetables at 11:30 a.m.

To learn more about Garden Expo, visit the website of The Inland Empire Gardeners, who put on this amazing event every year.

In the meantime, please enjoy reading my column about water conservation — it’s so important!