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It's goodbye time
October 1, 2023 1 a.m.

It's goodbye time

Well folks, as bad as I hate to say it, we've come to the end of another gardening season in North Idaho. As of this writing, we haven't seen our first frost but we all know that it's lurking just around the corner. We observed our Autumn Equinox on Friday, Sept. 22. That's kind of “the beginning of the end.”

Time to start enjoying those fall colors
September 3, 2023 1 a.m.

Time to start enjoying those fall colors

Can you believe it's September already? The signs are everywhere. You drive down the street and there they are. Trees and shrubs beginning to sport their autumn colors of red, yellow, orange and rust. They are pretty, no doubt about it, but wouldn't they be just as pretty if they'd waited a while?

Another week of heat
August 20, 2023 1 a.m.

Another week of heat

It's hard to call now the "dog days of summer" as we've had these hot spells so many times since early June. You're to be congratulated if you've managed to keep your growing things green this summer. Go ahead and pat yourself on the back! Also, give thanks that we still have plenty of water.

Would you trade the heat for winter?
August 6, 2023 1 a.m.

Would you trade the heat for winter?

Hard as it is to believe, August is here! Wasn't it just a couple of days ago that we were hearing fireworks? My dog is still trembling.

Hot enough for you?
July 23, 2023 1 a.m.

Hot enough for you?

With the calendar saying mid to late July, it's time to feed those blooming plants again. Not the perennials, just the annuals. To continue their flower production up until frost hits, choose a product with a high middle number. Dig some in around the base, water and stand back to enjoy continued blooms. Keep disbudding these annuals and they will keep producing flowers for you.

Now July is busting out all over
July 9, 2023 1 a.m.

Now July is busting out all over

With summer now in “full swing,” we're doing LOTS of watering, aren't we? Be sure to do it when it will do the most good.

It's summer, at last
June 25, 2023 1 a.m.

It's summer, at last

The official “first day of summer” was a few days ago. That (should) mean lots of nice warm days for many weeks to come. I don't know about you but I got enough cold this past winter to last for a long time.

It's 'growing time'
June 11, 2023 1 a.m.

It's 'growing time'

So, here we are in June. Growing season is in full bloom. It seemed that we waited a time for it to get here as that was a long winter.

Here comes June, ready or not
May 28, 2023 1 a.m.

Here comes June, ready or not

With the weather so warm in May, most of us have got the majority of our planting done already. Even the most sensitive plants seem to be doing OK. I hold off on things like coleus until the nights stay in the high 50s. It's best to wait even longer before moving any houseplants outside for the summer.

Is it mid-May already?
May 14, 2023 1 a.m.

Is it mid-May already?

Our weather lately has been like riding a roller coaster as it jumps from high 80s way down to the 40s, hot sun to chilly rain. If you feel confident that you know what's coming, you're ahead of most of us.

Guess what tomorrow is
April 30, 2023 1 a.m.

Guess what tomorrow is

I'm sure you had no trouble guessing that tomorrow is May 1. Yippee! Was this a long winter or did it just seem like it? In either case, we're all glad it is finally over.

May will soon be here
April 16, 2023 1 a.m.

May will soon be here

Yes, May is almost here…finally! I'm sure no one is unhappy about that.

Get ready to enjoy April
April 2, 2023 1 a.m.

Get ready to enjoy April

As Saturday was April Fools' Day, I hope they didn't "get" you! Otherwise, Happy April…!

Had enough snow?
March 19, 2023 1 a.m.

Had enough snow?

I hope you like snow as we've certainly seen plenty of it lately.

Is it really spring?
March 5, 2023 1 a.m.

Is it really spring?

Believe it or not, it's that time of the year again. Time to dig out those gardening catalogs and wish lists. If you like to start things from seed, some things need to get going early. Some plants even want to get going in January! That's fine if you have the room for them, not to mention, the ambition.

MY GARDEN PATH: Adios amigos
October 2, 2022 1 a.m.

MY GARDEN PATH: Adios amigos

Believe it or not, another month has arrived! This summer sure flew by, hot days and all. Hopefully, you managed to grow things regardless.

MY GARDEN PATH: Enjoy the fall days
September 18, 2022 1 a.m.

MY GARDEN PATH: Enjoy the fall days

I hate to say it, but our “garden season” has just about run its course for this year.

MY GARDEN PATH: Enjoy every day
September 4, 2022 1 a.m.

MY GARDEN PATH: Enjoy every day

Looks like our short and hot summer has about run its course.

MY GARDEN PATH: Ready or not, summer is winding down
August 21, 2022 1 a.m.

MY GARDEN PATH: Ready or not, summer is winding down

I've never seen a “shorter” summer than this one.

The 'ping pong' weather continues
August 7, 2022 1 a.m.

The 'ping pong' weather continues

I hope your plants are getting used to the “ping pong” weather we've had all summer.

MY GARDEN PATH: Keep that sunscreen handy
July 24, 2022 1 a.m.

MY GARDEN PATH: Keep that sunscreen handy

Summer has arrived with a bang…lots of them.

MY GARDEN PATH: Give those trees a drink!
July 10, 2022 1 a.m.

MY GARDEN PATH: Give those trees a drink!

Summer finally got here and is already flying by.

MY GARDEN PATH: Lots of 'growing' going on
June 29, 2022 7:51 p.m.

MY GARDEN PATH: Lots of 'growing' going on

I can't help wondering, are we going to have ANY summer this year?

MY GARDEN PATH: June…already?
June 12, 2022 1 a.m.

MY GARDEN PATH: June…already?

We can only hope that June doesn't fly by as quickly as May did.

MY GARDEN PATH: Planting time!
May 29, 2022 1 a.m.

MY GARDEN PATH: Planting time!

It's looking like the cold nights are behind us.

MY GARDEN PATH: Is spring really here?
May 15, 2022 1 a.m.

MY GARDEN PATH: Is spring really here?

We finally got the “GREEN LIGHT” to start planting those annuals.

My Garden Path: May…at last!
May 1, 2022 1 a.m.

My Garden Path: May…at last!

At long last, we made it into the month of May. What a good feeling!

My Garden Path: Happy Easter to one and all
April 17, 2022 1 a.m.

My Garden Path: Happy Easter to one and all

Happy Easter everyone! At last, we can truly say that spring is here.

MY GARDEN PATH: Happy April!
April 3, 2022 1 a.m.

MY GARDEN PATH: Happy April!

Now that April Fools' Day has come and gone, we can relax and enjoy spring.

MY GARDEN PATH: Today is the first day of spring
March 20, 2022 1 a.m.

MY GARDEN PATH: Today is the first day of spring

Now that daylight-saving time has started, it's looking more and more like spring.

MY GARDEN PATH: Here we go again!
March 6, 2022 1 a.m.

MY GARDEN PATH: Here we go again!

Believe it or not, it's that time of the year again.

MY GARDEN PATH: Fall has definitely arrived
September 26, 2021 1 a.m.

MY GARDEN PATH: Fall has definitely arrived

Our gardening season will soon come to an end.

MY GARDEN PATH: Fall has arrived
September 12, 2021 1 a.m.

MY GARDEN PATH: Fall has arrived

All of a sudden we're in the midst of September.

MY GARDEN PATH: Wave goodbye to August
August 29, 2021 1 a.m.

MY GARDEN PATH: Wave goodbye to August

Did this summer “fly by” or what?

MY GARDEN PATH: The 'Dog Days' are here
August 15, 2021 1 a.m.

MY GARDEN PATH: The 'Dog Days' are here

To be perfectly honest, I didn't take this photo recently.

MY GARDEN PATH: If you plant it, it will grow
June 6, 2021 1 a.m.

MY GARDEN PATH: If you plant it, it will grow

It's hard to believe, but June is here.