The bounty and the planting of fall

By Gail VanikThe leaves have turned golden yellow, the fall colors are fabulous, and pumpkins can be found everywhere. It’s harvest time, and the weather is great! October is upon us and it’s a...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Gail's Garden: Greenery that brightens your holidays

I love the holidays. What’s not to love? With the arrival of Christmas next week and all the decorating that’s going on, I find myself wondering how many people really how these traditions got to...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Don’t let your leaves go to waste

It seems like there are leaves everywhere this year! A great growing season has ensured that there is an abundance of leaves, and while they are lovely to look at on the trees, once they have...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Gail’s Garden: Now’s a good time to plan for spring

Winter is a time to dream. During the cold, snowy days of winter, take some time to imagine your garden in the full bloom of summer. Think about the things you liked last year and the things you...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Give your Christmas tree new purpose

There’s certainly nothing much lonelier looking than a Christmas tree that’s been stripped of its decorations after the holidays.If you are like most of us, you have already taken down your...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

It’s time to get busy in your garden

When I was a little girl, March was the month that signaled the start of spring cleaning at our house. My mom would go through the house room by room and do a thorough cleaning from top to...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Give your plants a physical checkup before spring arrives

This is my last gardening column for the winter. Even though spring won’t officially arrive for a while, as soon as the calendar page gets flipped to March, my internal clock says “Spring!”We’ll be...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Gail's Garden: Think twice before salting that ice

This winter has been testing my patience. The dark, gloomy days and lack of sunshine make me wonder if I’m really living in Seattle or some other coastal area. When a storm hits, the first...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Gail’s Garden Prepare perennials, and they’ll provide a big return

There’s a lot of confusion in the garden center each spring about which plants are perennials and which are annuals. A simple rule to remember is that the annuals have to be replanted annually each...

DATE: May 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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