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Is fall REALLY good for planting trees and perennials?

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Is fall REALLY good for planting trees and perennials?

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting a bit shorter, the heat is just starting to lose its grip, the sunlight is a bit more golden, and a good night’s sleep can be had...

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Seriously? How do fruit flies know where the goods are?

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Seriously? How do fruit flies know where the goods are?

Editor’s note: This week’s Garden Spot column was written by Maggie Cooper, wife of regular columnist, Jay. We went to a BBQ last weekend and I brought some fresh watermelon. I cut out the fruit and then...

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Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Corn, cones and credibility

As much as I enjoy gardening and all things horticultural, I have several other interests as well. Cooking, leaded glass, playing bass, remodeling and woodworking all come under the umbrella of things that intrigue me. I subscribe...

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Thursday, August 20th, 2015

My love-hate relationship with cottonwoods

Sometimes the timing of when things happen can’t really be explained. I had been toying with the idea of sharing my thoughts on cottonwood trees, as well as other fast-growing trees common in our region such as...

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What’s in a name can be surprising

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

What’s in a name can be surprising

Language is an interesting thing. Even a casual search will yield all sorts of root words from ages ago, or from other languages. One doesn’t need to prod too deeply to find common English words that are...

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You can attract hummingbirds to your yardscape

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

You can attract hummingbirds to your yardscape

Two weeks ago, I invited you to visit the great public gardens we have here in Utah. We have a lot of them to choose from, and there are some common denominators to them all. First, they...

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Thursday, July 30th, 2015

How’d that plant get there?

Editor’s note: This week’s Garden Spot column was written by Maggie Cooper, wife of regular columnist, Jay. I was driving down Bates Canyon Road recently and happened to glance to the right as I passed a lone corn...

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These gardens should be on your bucket list

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

These gardens should be on your bucket list

If you’ve been a reader of this column for the past year, you’ve seen my affection for great gardening spaces. Whether it’s a host location on the annual Garden Tour, one of the botanical gardens and experimental...

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What’s wrong with my lawn?!

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

What’s wrong with my lawn?!

Several years ago, during my past corporate life, one of my roles was to visit our new franchise locations around the U.S. At the time, we lived southeast of Tucson and my flights originated there. One can...

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Snapdragons both beautiful and dependable

The Master Gardener-hosted tour to the Conservation Garden Park in West Jordan last week did not disappoint! If you’ve never been to this garden in the vicinity of Gardner Village (the gardens are about three minutes southwest...

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