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Spring is Comin' Around the Corner

Spring is Comin' Around the Corner

This winter has been exceptional in the Tobacco Valley because of record snowfalls and some very low temperatures. But now it's February, and there is a sense that Spring is on the way, for the days are longer and the sun feels warmer.

Serious gardeners are paging through seed catalogs. Some have even planted flats inside, although it is hard to know when they expect to plant the seedlings outside, as the snow is still piled deep in most gardens.

It isn't too early though to begin thinking about lawns and gardens, especially if you want to work with local professionals. Graves Creek Service provides irrigation systems and can help you find an environmental and economical way to keep your lawn green throughout the hot summer months. If you are thinking about expanding your garden or doing some landscaping yourself, both North 93 Rentals and the Tool Box Rental Center have equipment that you can rent to make that dream a reality. Eureka Hardware and the Feed Bin have all sorts of gardening supplies in stock now.

From paving stones to seed packets, you can fill all your gardening needs here in the valley without the bother of driving to the Flathead. So when the gray skies and mounds of snow feel like too much this month, take a stroll down the gardening aisle or stop by Graves Creek Service to talk about that great new irrigation system you have been thinking about. Winter will be over before you know it, and you will be ready for the delights of Spring.

Rita Collins

About the Author: Rita Collins. I am a believer in the power of community and for now I call the Tobacco Valley home. I have lived in nine states and three counties and this community here amazes me - how people reach out to neighbors and even travelers. I've never lived in a place that demonstrates people caring for each other so well. And I've never lived in a place that has such a high percentage of talented musicians and artists. I work with the the Sunburst Community Service Foundation, a nonprofit that began in Eureka twenty years ago and now serves numerous communities in western Montana. And I just started a new business, St. Rita's Amazing Traveling Bookstore and Textual Apothecary. I never could have imagined life being this exciting in my sixth decade.

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VisitNWMontana.com is all about inspiring, promoting and helping to build and sustain NW Montana through stories, blogs, photos and fun – one person, one business and one experience at a time.

Northwestern Montana is a charming area of quaint towns, millions of acres of state and federal land, hiking, camping, waterfalls, rock climbing, fishing and hunting, skiing and snowmobiling. We offer an impressive collection of shops, art galleries, golf courses, bed and breakfasts, spas, and restaurants not to mention annual events such as the Bull Thing, the Ten Lakes Snowmobile Fun Run, and the Eureka Montana Quilt Show. Enjoy the outdoors and the small town spirit that makes you feel right at home. Stay for a short trip, or meet with a realtor to find out about owning your own little piece of Montana real estate.

Where are we and how do you get here? Fly into Glacier National Park Airport (FCA) or Spokane International Airport (GEG). Eureka is 7 miles from the Canadian (Roosville) Border and 67 miles east of Libby or 51 miles north of Whitefish.

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