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Beekeeping: Getting Started (Video)

Grange News

Grange Co-op’s own Hazel Thomas guests on KTVL’s The Great Outdoors segment with Aaron Nilsson. Beginning as a complete novice, Hazel has now been keeping bees for almost 5 years. She discusses the many benefits of beekeeping, from pollination to wax and the healthy and delicious honey. Also covered: the basic equipment for getting started […]

January 23, 2015View Post
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Controlling Diseases & Insects in Fruit Trees

Lawn and Garden

Dormant Sprays These sprays are designed to be used while the trees are in their dormant stage. These products are used mainly to control diseases on plants. Four applications are optimal; the most essential of these sprays are the first and last. 1ST – In the fall after leaf drop has begun. 2ND – Approximately […]

January 20, 2015View Post
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Help Clean Your Inside Air With Air-Scrubbing Houseplants

Home and Living

Houseplants are an easy and inexpensive way to beautify any room of your home, give it color and character, and allow you to show off your green thumb. But more importantly to your health – and your family’s health – are plants’ incredible “air scrubbing” ability to help improve the quality of your indoor air. […]

October 28, 2014View Post
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How to care for citrus plants in fall and winter

Lawn and Garden

If you have citrus trees or plants, you’ve likely been enjoying your own oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit and kumquats fresh off the branches as they’ve been growing and thriving in the warm summer temperatures. With fruits packing lots of Vitamin C and adding a tropical look to your garden, citrus can be a great addition […]

September 17, 2014View Post
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Gardening For a Long Dry Summer

Lawn and Garden

Note: This article was written for a drought year but the advice is relevant for any summer… The winter has been drier than usual here in the Pacific Northwest, so there is not as much moisture stored in the soil. Watering may be limited in some places because of this year’s drought. Aside from these […]

July 1, 2014View Post
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Deer Proofing Your Yard

Lawn and Garden

Especially if your home is at the edge of a forest or even a smaller wooded area, more than likely you’ll be visited by deer from time to time. Depending on how many and how hungry those deer are, this can spell disaster for a number of the plants in your garden. The damage will […]

June 15, 2014View Post
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Canning Your Own Fruits and Vegetables

Home and Living

Preserve your garden’s surplus produce. Grange Co-op has all the supplies for canning fruits and vegetables at our local stores, and select canning items available online at grangecoop.com. Visit our Kitchen Department to see more. The True Value Hardwarians are here to help you learn how to can your own fruit and vegetables with this […]

June 5, 2014View Post
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Family Gardening

Lawn and Garden

Family gardening reaps a host of benefits, but the bottom line is that it’s a lot of fun. You’re getting outside, spending family time together and creating memories, working towards common goals, and learning communication, responsibility, patience, and the cycle of life firsthand. Family gardening not only teaches your kids, but it also teaches you […]

May 8, 2014View Post
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Drought Season Garden Tips

Lawn and Garden

While it’s always wise to be water-conscious in the garden, during periods of drought it’s especially important to conserve H2O. And while less water may seem like a kiss of death to your garden, with a few simple water conservation strategies, your garden may actually be healthier and more productive than usual. Essential to water […]

May 1, 2014View Post
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Butterfly Garden Plants

Lawn and Garden

Butterflies capture the attention and inspire the imagination of both young and old. Inviting these natural beauties into your garden is as easy as choosing the right plants and providing a few other creature comforts that butterflies require to flourish in a single location. First, learn which butterfly species are native to our region. There are […]

April 7, 2014View Post

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