Over the last few weeks, it has been fun to watch the snow recede back to higher elevations and to see soil present itself once again on the valley floor. My personal Facebook feed is filled with photos of friends who, like busy little bees, are working continuously on planning and planting their future gardens.
Knowing when aphids, leaf miners and other pests are likely to emerge means we can better monitor or control pests early on, rather than later, after they've multiplied and have become a serious problem.
I like to buy vintage light fixtures — sconces, lanterns, pendants and chandeliers — for my decorating projects. I find that vintage fixtures are often better-made than new fixtures, I prefer their patina, and I appreciate the distinctive, one-of-a-kind quality they add to rooms.
When’s the last time you made wraps at home? If you can’t remember, perhaps it’s because the sandwiches have devolved into predictable, overstuffed vehicles for chicken Caesar salad or thin slices of ham and turkey and limp green spinach leaves.
The snow in most places has melted away, leaving behind a landscape that seems almost barren and asleep. However, for many native plants, it this act of freezing and thawing that awakens them and actually increases their ability to survive and reproduce.
That cute, little squirrel running around the neighborhood might seem harmless, but increasingly these invasive a___nimals are the cause of two mayor annoyances in Grant County, power and fiber-optic outages.
It’s almost time — the time where plants start bursting out of the ground to produce luscious, vibrant flowers. Not all plants were created equal, though, so we have to get them started inside in order for us to enjoy them come harvest season.
As an organizer, I’ve helped clients conquer many challenges. But there are some questions I’m asked over and over again, and the solution is usually the same. Here are quick answers to some common questions:
Groundhog Day last week marked the point when we crossed over closer to spring than to winter. The daylight hours have increased, the snow has diminished at least in the lower valley, and we are itching to garden.
Too bad foresight isn’t as smart as hindsight. It’s easy looking back and seeing how gardening SHOULD have been done. Knowledge is an important ingredient and worth the homework needed before starting on a project.