Here is a link to my column in today's edition of The Spokesman-Review: Organic abundance. It's a preview of next Sunday's Coeur d'Alene Garden Tour, which run's from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Six gardens will be featured during the tour. Here are the addresses:
- 2456 E. Mountain Vista, Coeur d’Alene
E. Warm Springs Ave., Post Falls
N. Courcelles Parkway, Coeur d’Alene
Mt. Carrol, Dalton
Cuprum, Coeur d’Alene
7th St., Coeur d’Alene
See ticket information at the bottom of this post.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Teem "TJ" Scarborough's garden. It was a beauty! He grows veggies and fruits very successfully so tour-goers will learn a lot from his techniques. He's also done a good job of keep the resident deer popular out of his garden, which is something most Inland Northwest residents will be interested in hearing about!
Here are photos (including the top one) of areas of his garden:
|TJ put structural plants inside his back fence to keep the deer out.|
|TJ uses covered hoops and cold frames to grow heat-loving crops.|
|TJ's family enjoys sitting in the garden in the evenings.|
You can purchase tickets at any of the gardens on tour day, or at the following nurseries:
Ace Hardware, 4th and
Harrison, Coeur d’Alene (208) 667-9466
Nursery, 6075 E. Commerce Loop, Post Falls (208) 667-7511
Nursery, Greenacres (509) 928-1922
It Up Gifts, 601 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene (208) 667-8603
Leaf Nursery, Lancaster and Highway 95, Hayden (208) 762-4825
Nursery, 8093 W. Prairie Ave., Post Falls (208) 773-3247
Seed & Pet, 2422 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane (509) 534-0694
Seed & Pet, 7302 N. Division, Spokane (509) 484-7387
Land, 15614 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley (509) 922-7618
Hoff's Garden Center, 1844 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene (208) 930-4424
Gardens, 15825 N. Westwood Dr., Rathdrum (208) 687-5952
For more information, go to www.cdagardenclub.com or call
(208) 664-0987; call (208) 661-0773 on tour day.