2017 Columns

DateHeadline & LinkTopic
Feb. 19, 2017Unlocking the secrets to successful gardening for allSeason intro/my go-to vegetable varieties
Feb. 26, 2017First step, selecting the right siteVegetable garden site selection
Mar. 5, 2017Know your zone to pick the right plantsSelecting plants and seeds
Mar. 5, 2017Master GardenerFeature story on Phyllis Stephens
Mar. 12, 2017Seed-starting basics`Seed-starting
Mar. 19, 2017Flowers bring beauty and pollinators to the gardenCutting garden
Mar. 26, 2017Pruning not difficult if you allow the plant to guide youSpring pruning
Apr. 2, 2017Protecting plants from the weatherProtecting seedlings from the weather
Apr. 9, 2017Compost is the answerCompost
Apr. 16, 2017Trees give us so much, including beauty, clean air, sustenanceTrees/Arbor Day
Apr. 23, 2017Get plants, advice at garden fairGarden Fair and Plant Sale
Apr. 30, 2017After choosing the right container, think thrill, filler, spillerContainer gardening
May 7, 2017Annual Expo aims to educate local gardenersGarden Expo
May 14, 2017Even a small spot can yield big and tasty resultsPostage stamp garden
May 21, 2017Plant by designLandscape design
May 28, 2017Buy plants for butterflies, hummingbirdsFriends of Manito spring plant sale preview
June 4, 2017Columnist's garden showcased on PBS's 'Growing a Greener World'Growing a Greener World
June 11, 2017Annual Spokane in Bloom tour features North Side gardensSpokane in Bloom tour
June 18, 2017Learn about roses at Spokane Rose Society's annual showRose show
June 25, 2017Best weeding tools are your fingers, but mulching and other things can helpWeed strategies
July 2, 2017Shade makes for a cool gardenShade gardening
July 9, 2017Home visit with breathtaking views of Austin rosesDavid Austin Roses display gardens
July 16, 2017Don't forget to add fragranceFragrant plants
July 23, 2017CdA Garden Tour features a visit to the Hagadone estate on Casco BayCoeur d'Alene Garden Tour
July 30, 2017Gardens of England: Too many choices for one tripTravel feature story: Gardens of England: Too many choices for one trip
July 30, 2017Beth Mort of Zinnia Designs helps people grow productive gardensPermaculture design (Beth Mort)
Aug. 6, 2017Identify the pest before choosing the remedyGarden problems
Aug. 13, 2017Tips help homeowners transform existing landscapesCity lot transformation (Kurt Madison)
Aug. 20, 2017A guide to let you know when it's the right time to harvestWhen to harvest
Aug. 27, 2017A love of gardening is a legacy worth passing from one generation to the nextGet kids in involved in gardening
Sept. 3, 2017Colorful options at annual plant saleFriends of Manito Fall Plant Sale
Sept. 10, 2017Doctor has just the prescription for growing peppersGardener profile: Jim Gaddy
Sept. 17, 2017Microgreens keep harvests going during winterGrowing microgreens
Sept. 24, 2017Dead flowers can be a feast for the birds this winterFall clean-up for the birds
Oct. 1, 2017As season wraps up, make notes for next yearSeason wrap-up