Travel Stories: Buffalo’s Garden Walk

In early August, I traveled to Buffalo, NY, for the annual conference of the Association for Garden Communicators (formerly Garden Writers Association). In addition to attending workshops and networking with my colleagues, we were all treated to visits of private gardens that were a part of this year’s Garden Walk. It has been billed as “America’s largest garden tour.” If […]

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Food Preservation and Safety Classes

food preservation

Well, it’s that time of year again. The awesome folks at Extension have scheduled all sorts of helpful food preservation classes. Some are free talks at local libraries and some are hands-on courses at Spokane County Extension. Anna Kestell is the Food Preservation/Safety Education Coordinator and she has worked tirelessly to get the Food Preservation program up and running again after […]

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June 18 Column: Rose Show

rose show, Purple Splash, Kids in the Garden

I am certain the most beloved of all garden flowers is the rose. And that’s not surprising, considering how beautiful and fragrant they are. Roses will be in the spotlight on Saturday (June 24) because the Spokane Rose Society will be putting on their 70th (!) rose show. It will be held at Northland Rosarium from noon to 4 p.m. […]

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