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How not to shoot yourself in the foot in your garden, yard

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

How not to shoot yourself in the foot in your garden, yard

When something goes wrong in the garden or yardscape, the first inclination most times is to look for a bug, pest or other invader. It’s true that insects, animals, viruses and bacteria can cause problems. However, there...

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

What’s safe to feed your backyard poultry? Table scraps, fruit, etc.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of semi-rural living for me has been the keeping of backyard poultry. We have a little flock right now of a dozen chickens. The vast majority of them are silver-laced Wyandotte,...

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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

The windmills of my mind and the well and pipes in my yard

It was in the early 1970s. I was going to graduate from high school in the next few years. My mom, who had heroically raised us five kids as a single mom (we ate a lot of...

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Thursday, July 27th, 2017

What’s all the buzz about flies?

Editor’s Note: This week’s article is by Maggie Cooper, wife of the usual Garden Spot columnist, Jay Cooper. Many of us live in the Tooele Valley because we enjoy the small-town feel and rural lifestyle. When you...

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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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