Weed control tips featured on show

Information on weed control, making 100-calorie snacks and arranging roses will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Curt Jaynes will show different products that are available to control weeds, talk about how to mulch flower beds and explain use of rock and grass clippings as weed barriers. […]

My turn: Marking one year with roses

This one-year anniversary of column-writing seems like a good time to recount my attempts at taking friends’ advice to stop and smell the roses. But, with 16,000 varieties, it’s been a thorny task. I’ve whiffed a rainbow of climbers, floribundas, grandifloras, heritages, hybrid teas, miniatures and shrubs, but the appeal has eluded me. They don’t […]

FFA president to be part of parade

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico State FFA President Ryan Best, an Elida native, is to participate in the 121st Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif., as part of the first-ever national FFA organization’s float in the event, according to a news release. Best, along with FFA presidents from all 50 states, Puerto […]

Roses as food are a thorny subject

Jim Lee: Local Columinst I haven’t stolen any ideas from Don Criss lately. So I’m a bit overdue for some literary larceny, don’t you think? Today’s topic emerged the other day during the Criss-Stasheff-Scott-Lee coffee ritual when I began bragging about how well my rose bushes had been doing after replacing the deceased ones. The […]