So, as a kid if you suffer from arachnophobia knowing that spiders are lurking to spring on you, or if you are tired of the calluses on your palms resulting from strong-arming the push-mower over a less than smooth and level lawn, you would understand a reluctance to garden.
The holiday season is upon us and with it comes the beauty of boughs and bouquets. We may be given the gift of a beautiful centerpiece, gorgeous poinsettia or amaryllis bulb. Our porches, doors and mantelpieces may be graced with evergreen wreaths and garlands.
Army Pvt. Christopher De La Rosa recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. De La Rosa, a 2012 Wenatchee High School graduate, is the son of Monika Perez and Susana De La Rosa, both of Porterville, Calif.
We grow many plants in our gardens and homes introduced from other parts of the world. We try to stretch the boundaries of climates with the tedious process of planting annuals each year because they cannot survive our winters. We dig Dahlia and other tender, summer-blooming bulbs and mother them for the winter to plant them again the next late spring.