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Thursday, July 20th, 2017

American vs. British measures: how to convert ours to metric

Years ago, Maggie and I had the pleasant experience of being able to visit London, England. I was there on business, and Maggie was able to come along and enjoy a bit of sightseeing while I was...

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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

It’s hot out there, but planting seeds isn’t just for springtime

Here we are in the middle of the heat of summer. When it’s this hot, day after day, it’s easy to succumb to the illusion that it will never end. But time marches on. Soon, the days...

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Thursday, July 6th, 2017

A number of factors conspire to turn green grass to yellow

When one thinks of “turf wars,” urban slang often comes to mind where rival gangs commit acts of violence to establish control of an area and profit from illicit activity. But there’s another type of turf war...

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Thursday, June 29th, 2017

It’s time to harvest the Utah state fruit: Bing or Van — its the cherry

It’s Cherry Harvest Time. Both sour and sweet cherries have ripened here in our valley, and the bird population is rejoicing. As much as we enjoy the fruit of our trees, our winged friends do even more...

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Respect Your Elders…

Editor’s Note: Jay Cooper’s wife, Maggie, is this week’s Garden Spot contributor. It’s always so much fun to discover what other people are creating with their landscape. From spring to fall Jay and I are sometimes viewed...

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Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Join the Garden Tour with kickoff Friday, tours Saturday

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since the last Garden Tour, but this great annual event is here, once again, this coming weekend. One would think that as time went on, that the tour...

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Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Dymystifying pH for yearly garden success isn’t rocket science

If you are like me, this time of year, you can become impatient getting the gardening season going. Every year, the only constant in the spring weather is that it’s different from season to season. This year...

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Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Making homemade bread is easier than you have imagined

Editor’s note: This week’s Garden Spot is written by Jay Cooper’s wife, Maggie Cooper. When our kids were little and I was a stay-at-home mom, I used to try to make homemade bread from time to time....

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Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Explore the Fawson Preserve on Wednesday’s garden tour

Editor’s note: This week’s Garden Spot is written by Jay Cooper’s wife, Maggie Cooper. The year we moved from Arizona to Utah, it snowed on June 2. That was particularly memorable for me for two reasons. First,...

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Thursday, May 11th, 2017

RIP tube TV; May waste disposal a success

It’s one of my faults. I tend to collect things that are leftovers from various inside and outside projects. I convince myself that I could use them someday. Sometimes that works out; many times it doesn’t. OK,...

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