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Blossoming Bookworms Brighten Library Entrance with Flower Planting Fun

By Dana Davis

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

The Saratoga Story Hour at the local library is a weekly event for the community’s young readers. This week, the children in attendance were treated to a special activity - planting vibrant flowers in the barrels that line the library’s front entrance.

The Dandelion: Fiend or Friend?

By Liz Swynarczuk

Carbon County Comet Contributor

 

Unlocking Wyoming’s Gardening Secrets

By Connie Patterson

Carbon County Comet Contributor

 

 The Saratoga Friends of the Library will host an informative program about gardening in Wyoming’s challenging climate at the Saratoga Library on Thursday, May 16th at 6:30pm. 

Saratoga Museum Celebrates Arbor Day

By Dana Davis

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

From Seed to Success

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

A lot of my gardening expertise–if you can call it that– is by doing it wrong the first time and learning what works on a second and third effort.

Currently, I have a shining example of my abilities in that I have kept a tomato plant, I grew from a seed last summer, alive all winter and it is still large.

A Garden Club is Springing to Life

By Mike Armstrong    

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

The Hanna Agriculture Resource Team (HART) has come out of hibernation and met on March 26 in the Heart of Hanna store.

Preparing for winter: tips for protecting your garden and patio plants

By Mike Armstrong    

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

As much as I hate when it starts getting cold and frost starts to appear, I know I don’t have time to bum out and have to get myself in gear to get ready to shut down my gardens and patio.

Carbon County proves year after year, that cold weather comes quick and you have to be ready or a lot of dead plants are going to happen. 

Connie and John Powell win VSO’s Golden Pitchfork Award for transforming their sagebrush lot into a bountiful garden oasis

By Connie Patterson    

Valley Service Organization

 

 Gourds and grapes are two of the unique plants that helped Connie and John Powell earn VSO’s Marty Perue Memorial Golden Pitchfork award.

The Powells have lived in their home for many years and have turned what was once a sagebrush lot into a beautiful yard and garden. 

Zucchini ready to be prepared

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

Zucchini is probably being harvested in most gardens in Carbon County, if not already done so. A type of squash, botanically, a zucchini is definitely a fruit. It comes from seeds, and it flowers on a part of the zucchini plant. Zucchini blossoms are beautiful and tasty.

Like the tomato which is a fruit, and it’s legally considered a veggie.

Keeping those pesky deer away from plants

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

Dealing with pesky deer and their voracious appetite for your beloved plants can be a never-ending battle for garden enthusiasts. 

Sunflower contest faces challenges in late growing season

By Connie Patterson

Friends of the Library

 

In this year’s Friends of the Library (FOL) sunflower growing contest, contestants faced an uphill battle as the growing season got off to a slow start, resulting in sunflowers that fell short of expectations.

Mullison home wins 3rd Marty Perue Memorial Golden Pitchfork Award

By Connie Patterson

Valley Service Organization

 

When pulling into the driveway of the Mullison home, the first feature that stands out is the dry riverbed, complete with fish, that lines one side of the driveway. 

HART prepares for winter

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

Community gardens do more than just produce food!

By Megan McComas   

Sales & Event Marketing Coordinator, Discover Carbon County Wyoming

 

Community Gardens are a beautiful way to combine social engagement with the art of growing your own food. Oftentimes, this is where people perceive the value ends, but they often have many more benefits! 

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