Phase one of the Flume Trail’s rebuild, which began in April, is just about done. It will reopen to foot traffic on Monday, Oct. 7.
Answer: Only by hand. And get your family and friends to help for the entire weekend.
Popular trees, shrubs, and perennials that change color in the fall include the cottonwood, dolgo crabapple, cherry, wild blueberry, monkshood, and turtlehead.
Store bulbs in a cool, dry and dark place for now. Don’t start planting until the end of September or early October, or at least until just before the ground freezes and the snow falls.
Keep mold from turning your vegetable plants into gray mush by ventilating your greenhouse and moving the air. Also, still more about this summer’s most controversial gardening subject: woolly bear caterpillars and whether you should squish them.
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski encourages gardeners to continue watering and protecting their tender plants from near-frost conditions this week.
Freya Hoffmeister, a German sea kayaker, is attempting to circumnavigate North America in her kayak — a trip she expects will take her 8-12 years.
Also, a short preview of the Harvest Fair and Farmers Market at the Juneau Community Garden on Saturday, Aug. 24.
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski describes how humans can intervene and help out with the pollination process.
The new dates of this year’s Golden North Salmon Derby have been set: Aug. 23-25. An event organizer says the last time bad weather caused a postponement was its first year — in 1947.