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Thursday, April 21st, 2016

It’s game day for gardeners

Just as an athletic team trains in the offseason or during the week for the games coming up, we gardeners are constantly training and learning new things. Some are outright mundane and give a lot of time...

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Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Why all the fuss about kale?

Editor’s Note: This week’s Garden Spot column was written by Maggie Cooper, wife of regular columnist Jay Cooper. We hear a lot lately about kale. I personally never ate kale until last summer. My son and his...

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Onions, scallions and chives … oh, my!

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Onions, scallions and chives … oh, my!

My apologies to The Wizard of Oz for absconding with Dorothy’s list of animals to be feared on her journey down the yellow brick road. The cadence created by uttering, “lions, tigers and bears, oh my!” serves...

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Thursday, March 31st, 2016

The Garden Expo is too good to be missed

I really like the sign that our friends at the Motor Vu Theater have had up for several weeks. It simply states, “Gardening is cheaper than therapy.” For those of us that have gardened over the years, we...

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Thursday, March 24th, 2016

The magic of warm soil

While the first day of spring is in the history book for 2016, we are in the throes of meteorological uncertainty. As I write this, the clouds have settled down low across the valley, and large snowflakes...

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Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Join the poultry revolution

Signs of spring continue to show up and it’s a great time of year, even if losing that one hour of sleep Sunday morning was tough. The first couple of weeks of daylight saving time can be...

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Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Now is a great time to prune

I told you so. I was in St. George this last weekend, and made my way back north on Sunday. It was rainy and breezy down in Dixie, but really quite comfortable nonetheless. As my friends and I...

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Time to plant a library

I remember a couple years back reading an intriguing article in American Profile — a weekly national publication that was provided as part of the Tooele Transcript Bulletin — about roadside mini-libraries. It’s a movement that has spread...

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Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Behold! ‘Sucker weather’ cometh

It happened today. After several days of favorable weather, the cold moved back in, and the snow level was pretty low on the Oquirrhs. The birds went for cover. The dogs were a bit less enthusiastic about...

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Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Let the seed-starting begin!

You can already see it. Winter is starting to lose its grip. The days are getting a bit longer, and there are relative warm spells. I could hardly believe it when I got out of the car...

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