2011 Columns

DateHeadline & LinkTopic
Feb. 20, 2011No better time to dig up ideas for your 2011 gardenSeason intro
Feb. 27, 2011Tropical plants can offer 'wow'Tropic plants
Mar. 6, 2011Planting the seeds for a plentiful yearSeed starting
Mar. 13, 2011Cutting edgeTree and shrub pruning
Mar. 20, 2011Try loosening soil rather than a complete turnoverSoil, mulches, row cover
Mar. 27, 2011Paphiopedilums hard to say but great to seeOrchids
Apr. 3, 2011As soil dries, it's time for cool-season cropsOnions, Swiss chard, collards
Apr. 10, 2011Time is now to plant lettuce, other root cropsLettuce, beets, carrots, parsnips
Apr. 17, 2011Rich garden on a tight budgetGardening on the cheap
Apr. 24, 2011For memorable dahlias, start around Memorial DayGrowing dahlias
May 1, 2011Beans, corn: Warm-season crops kick offTomatoes, peppers
May 8, 2011Great time to grow garden excitementGarden Expo
May 15, 2011Some juicy news is on the wayCorn, beans, eggplants
May 22, 2011Annual reviewsGreat annuals
May 29, 2011Splendor of shrubsFlowering shrubs
June 5, 2011Friends of Manito have plants for youFriends of Manito plant sale/favorite perennials
June 12, 2011An explosion of beautySpokane in Bloom tour
June 19, 2011Rose show pays tribute to garden's true starRose Show
June 26, 2011Harter has spent a lifetime honing her gardening skillsProfile: Dorene Harter
July 3, 2011CdA tour offers glimpse of six incredible spacesCoeur d'Alene garden tour
July 10, 2011Tour puts North Idaho water gardens in spotlightPond tour
July 17, 2011Certain garden plants make terrific scentsFragrant plants
July 24, 2011Neises displays his creativity in the gardenProfile: Lars Neises
July 31, 2011Unfortunately, worm-free apples don't come easilyGrowing apples organically
Aug. 7, 2011Allow garden photography to grow on youGarden photography
Aug. 14, 2011Jacobus makes most of landscapeProfile: Rose Jacobus
Aug. 21, 2011Cool season gives perennials a longer bloomFriends of Manito plant sale
Aug. 28, 2011Odd weather has left us with winners, losersVegetable garden update
Sept. 4, 2011Short-line railroadsGarden railroads
Sept. 11, 2011Gardeners have been growing as a couple for nearly a decadeProfile: Nancy & Patric Sazama
Sept. 18, 2011Covers, blankets can extend growing seasonSeason extenders
Sept. 25, 2011Touring the historic HidcoteEnglish garden (Hidcote)
Oct. 2, 2011Time to reflect on the gardening seasonSeason wrap-up