This is a great time to plant evergreen trees. Here are some quick tips to make sure you find the right trees for your property.
This is by far the number one mistake I see: trees planted literally 1 foot from the foundation and directly under the eaves of the house. Think looooong term! Give that tree the best life it could possibly have and plant it with its full size in mind.
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.
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