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Build your own Zen rock garden

When Paul Jackson’s son graduated from high school, he received an unconventional but welcome gift — six yards of pea gravel.

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It’s really, really hard to concentrate on any indoor activity when the sun is a bright canary yellow and our collective moods are as happy as can be.

PEDEE NEWS

Heidi Russell’s mother, Linda Hovet, turned things around for Mother’s Day by treating Heidi to a beautiful day of fun and relaxation.

MI TOWN

Is it time to take a break from all the outdoor — and even indoor — work and activities?

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Create a small garden big on style and function

When it comes to small gardens, every plant, path and patio matters.

PEDEE NEWS

Pedee School will be having a carnival at their Bridgeport campus on this Friday.

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The Polk County Master Gardeners are having their spring sale at the fairgrounds beginning this Friday.

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Slinky, slimy slugs on the loose

It’s spring, and that means it’s time to start slugging it out with one of the gardener’s most familiar, frustrating and certainly slimiest pests.

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Wet weather invited crane flies to invade lawns

Brown and bare spots on lawns in western Oregon – some spanning large areas – are the result of a heavier-than-usual crane fly outbreak.

MI TOWN

We’ve turned the calendar page to the brand-spanking merry month of May, which promises to bring flowers and sunshine and many outdoor programs, and we’re all wishing on stars and dandelion fuzz and four-leaf clovers that we can finally get outdoor projects underway, especially in our rain-soaked vegetable garden beds.

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Betty Forry, our favorite 104-year-old, passed away on April 21.

PEDEE NEWS

Pedee Church escaped rain once again on Easter’s sunrise service at Womer Cemetery, even though the sun was, as usual, not in evidence through the clouds.

MI TOWN

As the damp and soggy month of April trudges on, we’re all hoping that the arrival of Miss May will bring sunshine and flowers and our long awaited — and overdue — arrival of springtime.

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Try eight unusual veggies today

David Coon is on a mission. Not exactly a Mission Impossible save-the-world mission; more of a quest.

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Mind your moss with prevention

During a rainier-than-usual winter and spring, moss eagerly invaded lawns and made itself at home.

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