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Page 12 Garden Comer Wednesday, March 21. 2012 by Myma Weikal mweikal @mtecom. net 355-5829 The Adams County Record In typical March fash- ion, the dog and I expe- rienced both snow and sunshine on our walk this morning- -sound effects provided by a cou- ple of sandhill cranes on a fly-over. By the time you read this it may be spring, calendarily (is that a word?) speaking, but we will probably have a long way to go to milder weather. That said, I can report that the green line I saw in my garden turns out to be fall-planted spinach, and it has grown up enough that I can add a few leaves to tonight's salad. Provided the snow doesn't interfere. The broccoli seedlings on the windowsill put out their second set of leaves, so I moved them into the garage to keep com- pany with the artichokes. Several of my tomato plants have sprouted, but none of the pepper plants as yet. Our garage is insulated but unheated, and has a south-facing window. As long as the sun stays behind the clouds for part of the day, the room is cool enough to slow down growth so that the plants don't get too leggy. Jerry McLay of Mldvale called last night to ask about transplanting rhu- barb. I hope I wasn't wrong in telling him that he could move it now, while still dormant. I divided mine last year, as it had gotten too big for its spot and had a ten- dency to blossom a lot. Jerry and I also talk- ed a bit about raspber- lies. He said they had to take theirs out when they decided they'd lost the war with the yellow jack- ets over them. Isn't that sad? This is a good time of year to plant trees. Whips can be cut from cotton- woods, poplars and wil- lows, and probably oth- ers; these are just the one I know of. You want to look for last year's suck- ers and water shoots: angle-cut a solid, straight, unbranched shoot about 3 feet long. Push at least half that length into the ground in a place where you will be able to water it regularly for the next three summers. Voilal Free tree! Midvale Lions are going to be planting trees as soon as weather permits. Lions Club International President Tam initiat- ed a campaign to plant of Lands, I learned that the trees were near- ly wiped out by a blis- ter rust fungus imported from France, but in the 1950s rust-resistant vari- eties were developed and western white pines are on a strong come-back. The wood is nearly knot free and was originally turned into billions of one million trees world-toothpicks. What a waste! wide during his term. SoNow it is used for mat- far, over 5 million haveing furniture, paneling been planted. Our upper-and siding. In nature it country Lions were givenis found at higher eleva- a bunch of white pines Lions than Midvale, but to plant, some of which with a little attention it~| ~Tlswer$~L~st W~elesWord Sealrc- "|11 ~ we hope to place in the should thrive here. Other Midvale Hill Rest Area, northwest native toni- some at Midvale School, fers include larch, juni- | D C N S L J K C Z $ B E C Y ]J as well as other loca- per, lodgepole pine, lim- | H D E K (R !~ S U M E)(B O J) O~] tions. If you are an Idaho ber pine, mot/ntain hem-] X A U T O O 1 N V (N A | $ E)~ native you know that thelock, Sitka spruce and I(,NO | T /ItP U C C O~ T T $ D western white pine is Engelmann spruce; in ] X N M N IS Q V F O J B U L N,I Idaho's state tree. Pinus wetter areas Douglas fir, [ V ~ J A B Y @ I'~@ ['P'].] Monitcola, or Pine of the noble fir, grand fir, and | a U (E M P L O Y E E) IAI N~ IOI IR|~] Mountains, can reach several cedar varieties. | Q W F X P X Y M E J IItl~11~1 I~1~ 200 feet high, 8 feet in Looking around, you'll not | (SP | ~ ~ T) ~ ~ ~ | [~[ U[ [M[ [|1~ diameter, and live over notice a lot of these grow- [ (NO T I V A T I O N) ]N[RI I~[ ]N[.,[ 600 years. So a person ing naturally here in our [(E C A L P N N O W)g ~J ~l IT| [~l~.] wants to think carefully desert climate but, given |o (a e | o)v v e z about where to plant one. the right help, it's possi- [ Z N ~ G N t( R O O N 4 C[ A N ~[ In information provided ble to nurture a specimen [ | (E V | T N ~ C N t) P ~J IS U] by the Idaho Department to healthy maturity. From the Idaho State Senate Minority Office On March 14, the Idaho Senate passed House bill 464 on a vote of 24- 10. H464 establishes Idaho law governing oil and gas exploration and development including limits to local control over the location of wells, drilling processes, water rights and the injection of waste materials into the ground. Having passed both chambers, the bill is headed to the Governor for his signature. Unfortunately, H464 does nothing to ensure the protection of our unique quality of life as the state expands into new areas of natural resource extraction. H464 preempts local land-use planning statute dating back to 1975. Counties will have little input in the permitting process whereby well sites are selected (or restricted) and no role in planning and zoning. "Our people at home value their rights and understand that they deserve a say in actions that impact their local communities but in passing this bill, stewards of public policy the balance between 7 5 19 1 8 4 6 2 ;~ we turn our backs on and protect the needs ofenabling industry and 8 1 3 7 6 2 9 4 them," said Senator everyday citizens," saidprotecting the health, 2 6 4 9 5 3 7 8 Michelle Stennett. Senate Minority Leader safety,and welfare 6 7 i53 2 8 1 9 4"i W e I I - f o u n d e d , Edgar Malepeai. of our citizens. H464, 9 2 1 6 4 7 3 5 '8.! bi-partisan concerns Senator Elliot Werk, writtenby the oil and 4 318 5 1 9 2 7 6~ over local input Stennett's fellow gas industry, does not were raised in both Democrat on the strike that balance," I 4 2 8 9 6 5 3 7,! the Resources and Resources committee, said the trained 5 8 '72 3 1 4 6 Environment Committee said, "Like all Idahoans, geologist. 3 9 6 4 7 5 8 1 :2 and on the floor of our caucus supports Senate Democratic t, the Senate but they the responsible legislators are excited the industry. Democrats quickly evaporated as development of oil and at the prospect of the look forward to working industry lobbyists met gas resources which development of oil with our colleagues in with senators in closed-can strengthen Idaho's and gas resources in future years to bettor door meetings. "Having energy independence Idaho. 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