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Iris corms tend to be late bloomers

In many cases, an iris needs a year or sometims more to get established before it will bloom. Much depends on the size of the rhizome that was planted and how it was planted.

Recreation center’s wall gets an automated makeover

As the summer heats up and outdoor recreation becomes more challenging, Whitney-area residents can take solace in an unusual amenity offered by the Whitney Recreation Center — a rock climbing wall.

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Iris corms tend to be late bloomers

In many cases, an iris needs a year or sometims more to get established before it will bloom. Much depends on the size of the rhizome that was planted and how it was planted.

Sailing on the sand

Whitney-area business provides excitment to tourists and locals who want to glide across the dry lake beds on a land yacht.

Use semi-rotten veggies to eat away at pillbugs

Question: I have voracious pillbugs eating my tomato plants, starting at the stalk at ground level.  These are the bugs that resemble armadillos and can roll themselves into a ball. Is there anything I can do to protect the plants or get rid of the bugs?

Waiting to get wet

The new Aquatics Center at Hollywood Community Park may or may not open this season, but when it does it will offer great swimming with a view.

Keyhole Canyon’s rocks a canvas for nature, ancient art

If you can hit the trail early on these days of late spring, you can still sneak into a few lower-elevation destinations before temperatures soar into the misery range. A good point for such a dawn attack might be Keyhole Canyon in the western foot of the Eldorado Mountains about 20 miles south of Boulder City.

Beans have rotten time in cool spring

Bean plants could suffer collar rot when springtime weather is cool and causes soil to retain moisture.

Lantanas suffer varying degrees of cold damage

Plant losses due to freezing temperatures involve how low the temperature drops, the time of year the temperatures occurred and for how long.