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Get together with WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller to discuss the importance of summer pruning, types of pruning cuts and what tools to use from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30. Fuller will teach you the best time to prune and what pruning does for the health of a tree. Contact Gary Fre…

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A supermarket tomato simply can’t compare in taste to a ripe tomato fresh off the vine. Vegetables that are typically picked early for supermarkets have more nutrients when they are allowed to appropriately ripen before picking. Supermarkets don’t provide the full range of vegetable varietie…

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One of the great pleasures of gardening is picking perfectly ripe produce from your own plantings. Fruit trees are a particularly nice source of tasty, healthful home produce if you can satisfy a few requirements.

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Many of us are looking for ways in which to occupy ourselves and our families as we hunker down during this time of sheltering in place. 

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For those new to gardening, growing vegetables can feel overwhelming. Photos of large, beautifully maintained gardens may cause us to think that we don’t have enough space to garden adequately. Looking through the 300-page gardening book we checked out from the library can make it seem like …

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On Tuesdays from 12 to 12:30 p.m., the Washington State University Master Gardeners will be presenting weekly online programs focused on gardening in the local area. The programs can be accessed online by Zoom or by calling in by phone. To register for free, contact Gary Fredericks at garyf@…

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When friends tease me about the dense, lush, wild “jungle” in my backyard, I grin, because my oasis is located under a grove of mature Douglas fir trees in dry shade. Let me take you through the steps on creating a shady haven in dry shade.

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In recent weeks, panic from the COVID-19 virus has created long lines in grocery stores. In some cases, shelves have been cleared out of essential items. Residents are stocking up on everything from pantry staples to toilet paper, in efforts to comply with recommendations from the Center for…