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Wheat’s rich tradition

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Wheat’s rich tradition

A couple of weeks ago, I was making a short shopping run into Tooele and headed south on SR-36 coming out of north Erda. I immediately noticed a sizable dust cloud up ahead off to my right. I...

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A loss that defies comprehension

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

A loss that defies comprehension

On Wednesday morning, I awoke to the news that several of our fellow community members had lost their homes to fire. I typically submit articles for publication on Tuesday or Wednesday, and I had an almost-completed article...

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Don’t let arugula’s funny name fool you

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Don’t let arugula’s funny name fool you

Editor’s note: This week’s article is penned by Maggie Cooper, wife of usual Garden Spot columnist Jay Cooper. Summertime conjures up many childhood memories for me. I grew up in southern Arizona, where we literally could (and...

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Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Escargot in Erda? Yum!

Last week, I extolled the virtues of a vital and growing garden space. While I would like to pick and choose what comes to live in the habitat that has developed around our place, it’s not up...

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Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Something new in the neighborhood

One of the most enjoyable aspects of gardening is seeing the garden space take on a life of its own. No, I’m not talking about weeds and other pests! That’s certainly a factor, but it’s been my...

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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Tooele Valley’s Rose Oasis

The longest day of the year for us is now a couple of days behind us, but we have a good couple months to enjoy long days and warm weather. In fact, it’s been downright hot for...

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Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Things I learned from some great gardeners

The 2016 Garden Tour is now in the history books, and what a great event it was! Tooele Valley residents (and quite a few visitors from the Wasatch Front) showed up mightily to support this great community...

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How strong is your gardening vocabulary?

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

How strong is your gardening vocabulary?

Before we get to our topic this week, there are a few things to take care of. First, there is the matter of an unfortunate photo placement in last week’s column. My bride Maggie wrote last week’s...

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Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Here comes the Garden Tour!

Editor’s Note: This week’s Garden Spot column was written by Maggie Cooper, wife of regular columnist Jay Cooper. Hopefully you have seen banners and “Burma Shave”-style consecutive signs lately along the roadside announcing the Annual Garden Tour...

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Hydrangea — the chameleon of the botanical world

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Hydrangea — the chameleon of the botanical world

I remember several years ago a stand-up comedy routine being performed where the comedian referred to a Thermos vacuum bottle and said something to the effect of, “I love these things. You put hot liquids or stew in...

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