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Barany in the Garden: Don’t buy herbs at the store — grow them! | Explore Yakima

Most of last week was spent working at the Master Gardeners annual plant sale. I talked to hundreds of shoppers, renewing friendships with long-time veterans and giving encouragement to many who have never gardened before. Every conversation was a reason to celebrate. COVID-19 concerns interrupted our sale in 2020 and 2021, and it felt good …

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Barany in the Garden: Let the container gardening season begin | Explore Yakima

Gardeners across the Yakima Valley are hauling their empty patio, porch and deck pots out of storage. Unseasonably cold weather may have postponed it, but we’re tired of waiting. It’s time to get ready for a new container gardening season. These days, any empty pot is considered to be nothing less than a blank canvas. …

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Hiking the Wallowa River Loop Trail, Part 2: Touching the sky among the titans | Explore Yakima

Editor’s note: Explore contributor Gensheng Tian hiked the Wallowa River Loop Trail in August. This is the second of three installments. Hiking the Wallowa River Loop Trail, Part 1: The majesty of nature and kinship Day 2: Fraser Lake I got up earlier than the sun. We would have a long day. It was better …

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Barany in the Garden: Let the container gardening season begin | Explore Yakima

Gardeners across the Yakima Valley are hauling their empty patio, porch and deck pots out of storage. Unseasonably cold weather may have postponed it, but we’re tired of waiting. It’s time to get ready for a new container gardening season. These days, any empty pot is considered to be nothing less than a blank canvas. …

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Barany in the Garden: Don’t underestimate like — it’s unstoppable | Explore Yakima

In the early days of my gardening life, I spent countless hours chasing after mint. I eventually won the race, but not in a sprint. More like a marathon; it took years. Mint is one of the easiest herbs to grow, and I planted as many varieties as I could find in my first garden. …

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Barany in the Garden: Don’t buy herbs at the store — grow them! | Explore Yakima

Most of last week was spent working at the Master Gardeners annual plant sale. I talked to hundreds of shoppers, renewing friendships with long-time veterans and giving encouragement to many who have never gardened before. Every conversation was a reason to celebrate. COVID-19 concerns interrupted our sale in 2020 and 2021, and it felt good …

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