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Garden Spot

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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Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Is that Jerry Garcia in my garden?

C’mon — work with me! Either that title got your attention or made you scratch your head, depending on your generation, interest or knowledge of pop culture. Jerry Garcia, of course, was the iconic founder and leader...

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Thursday, May 12th, 2016

A man and his tractor

Editor’s Note: This week’s article is written by Maggie Cooper, Jay Cooper’s wife, and is a salute to rural life — and the excuse it provides, to many a man, to purchase and bond with a tractor....

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Thursday, May 5th, 2016

As spring progresses, be sure to look around while outside

Spring is a great time of year. I always look forward to it, and so far, it has not disappointed! While there are the usual fits of warmth and cold, the season is moving forward. Soon we’ll...

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Thursday, April 28th, 2016

April showers bring … (fill in the blank)

I suppose the best completion of this article’s title would be, “May flowers.” The follow on to that is, “But, what do May flowers bring?” Pilgrims, of course (ugh)! For today, I’d like to finish our little ditty...

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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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