Nothing is more irritating to me than seeing plants labeled with misleading or outright false information. In the case of plants labeled as ‘mosquito repellents’ (ex. citronella, lemongrass, rosemary, mints, catmint, and lemon balm) these are sadly, inflated claims.
The Pend Oreille County Master Gardeners are offering a free, live, internet class called “Bear Aware”, on Thursday, May 21st, from 6:30pm-8:00pm. The class will be taught by County Extension Director, Mike Jensen, who will provide information and educational resources so a person can safely and responsibly enjoy bears in the wild. If a close encounter should occur, the goal is to educate you on the best way to handle the situation and minimize the bear encounter risk.
The Pend Oreille County Master Gardeners are offering a free, live, internet class called “Gardening for Beginners”, on Thursday, April 9th, from 6:30 -8:30pm The class will be taught by local Master Gardeners, Kamori Cattadoris and Dixie Chichester and will cover such topics as locating a garden, soil and water basics, purchasing seeds or plants, planting techniques, maintaining a garden and harvesting produce, all geared toward the beginning gardener.