April 19 column

Here is a link to my column in today's edition of The Spokesman-Review: Taking it easy. It's actually a feature story about Master Gardener Karen Whitehead, who has done a wonderful job keeping her landscape as low-maintenance as possible.

She was given good advice from a friend to not overdo with her garden plan when she and her husband Jake moved to Greenacres nine years ago. They live on a 5-acre lot, which would certainly be easy to get carried away with!

As I visited with Karen recently, I realized how important that advice is for all of us because we need to take into account that as we age, we might not be able to keep up with our landscape.

I hope you will enjoy reading about Karen and her garden!