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How Does Your Garden Grow?

OUTDOOR COOKING DEM BONES WATER AEROBICS

Gone Fishin' Jon Carter tells a fish story


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How Does Your Garden Grow? | Utah Boomers Magazine asked Beuna Tomalino, Garden Coach, Landscape Consultant, Container Plant Designer and owner of Herbarium for answers to the most frequently asked questions pertaining to gardening in Utah.

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HOME | LIFESTYLE 06 Outdoor Entertaining | All across America, we

gather in our backyards with friends and family, delighting in the company and the food. Entertaining outdoors seems less stressful and more fun.

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HEALTH | FITNESS DEM BONES | It’s the generation who jogged and

danced and wanted it all. Now, as they age, boomers aren’t exactly willing to slow down or give up their active lifestyles.

09 Water Aerobics ARTS | ENTERTAINMENT Gone Fishin' | very time I jump in the shower, I shut my eyes, I let the water pour over my head, and for a few splendid moments, I’m fishing for small trout on Valley Creek, near one of the most scenic spots on earth, and one of the most peaceful places in my head, Stanley, Idaho.

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Publisher................... Utah Boomers Magazine, LLC Managing Editor......................................... Teresa Glenn Contributing Writers................................. Kathy Wilets

Beuna Tomalino

Jon Carter

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Dear Fellow Boomers, I don't know about you, but I found May to be a very interesting month. For one thing, we've missed out on another spring! The rain prevented us from planting our gardens, riding our bikes, and hitting the links. What's happened to our springs? It's my favorite time of year and we seem to go from cold to hot with nothing in between. Our house is the gathering place in the summer (we have the pool) and between rain storms, we've been trying to get the backyard ready. I have some problematic areas that never produce the kind of garden I want. One of them is under a crab apple tree. I figured I couldn't be the only one with these problems, so UBM contacted a garden expert and asked all the questions pertinent to the most common problems.

Utah Boomers Magazine is published monthly for the baby boomer population of Utah. The information contained in this publication may be contributed by independent writers and does not necessarily reflect the views of Utah Boomers management. Copying or electronic distribution of any content within this publication is strictly prohibited without the written permission of Baby Boomers Magazine and the author. For reprint permission, editorial submissions or comments email teresa.glenn@utboomer.com.

Also, in preparation for the outdoor entertaining season, we searched for easy, healthy and fun recipes, and even threw in a few tips. If you don't feel up to gardening or entertaining, you can always go fishin'. Jon Carter tells us why he loves to fish, and I know it will put you in the mood. I hope this finds you on a day that is full of sunshine and hope for a fun and eventful summer. Enjoy! Until next month,

Questions and suggestions: info@utboomer.com or teresa.glenn@utboomer.com

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Entertaining OUTDOORS All across America, we gather in our backyards with friends and family, delighting in the company and the food. Entertaining outdoors seems less stressful and more fun. Heck, people actually argue about who will do the cooking. We've collected some great recipes and important tips for the perfect get-together.

Ingredients 12 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened Cajun seasoning, or to taste 12 slices jalapeno bacon, cut in half toothpicks

Directions Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Fill the jalapeno peppers with cream cheese. Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning on top, then wrap each stuffed jalapeno with a slice of bacon. Secure with a toothpick. Arrange the wrapped jalapeno peppers in a single layer, face down on a broiler rack. Broil in the preheated oven until the bacon becomes crisp, 8 to 15 minutes on each side.

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••••••••••••••adults only watermelon Ingredients 1 seedless watermelon 1 1/2 cups rum, or as needed

Directions Rinse the outer rind of the watermelon thoroughly, and pat dry. Set the watermelon in a position so it will not roll over. Press the tip of a funnel through the rind of the melon. If using a plastic funnel, you may need to cut a hole. Situate the melon on a towel in the bottom of the refrigerator or on the counter. Pour rum into the funnel a little at a time, refilling as it seeps into the melon. Allow the melon to marinate at least a few hours, before removing the funnel. Slice just before serving.

Variations Substitute rum with one of the following: Pineapple flavored rum Citrus flavored vodka


Serving kabobs is a perfect party favor. Cut up anything you can think of and set it out for your guests to build their own. Try any or all of these ingredients: Chicken Shrimp Swordfish Hamburger Balls Pork tenderloin

Steak Scallops Sausage Bacon

Onion (green or red) Mushrooms Pineapple (great for seafood kabobs) Baby tomatoes Zuccini Red, green and peppers Corn on the cob cut to 1" pieces Marinate meat before at least one half out before skewering. Use remaining marinade for basting. The following marinade works well for most meats: 3 parts canola oil 2 parts white wine or chicken broth 2 parts reduced-sodium soy sauce 1/2 part lemon juice

Tips: Soak your wooden skewers in water for 3 hours to avoid burning. Leave space between each piece to allow heat to reach all sides.

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•••••••••dollar store finds Paper plates are expensive, awkward to use, and hard on the environment. These fun melamine-like plates were purchased at a dollar store, and have been used for years, savings hundreds of dollars in paper products. If storage isn't a problem, watch for fun flatware, serving dishes, glassware, and pitchers. Steer away from glass products if you have small children running around.

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4 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoons red-wine vinegar salt to taste

In a large bowl, combine garbanzo beans, feta cheese, olives, tomato, onions and parsley. In a small bowl, wisk together olive oil and vinegar. Pour over salad; tossing to distribute. Note: Your local grocery stores carry a variety of greek salad dressings that can be used in place of the olive oil, and vinegar mix.

Refreshing Your Water Adding fresh fruits and veggies to water adds a spa-like refreshment perfect for summer! Cucumber-Lemon Water 1 gallon cold water 1 sliced fresh lemon 1 sliced cucumbers Other options: Fresh Mint Fresh Rosemary Oranges Apples

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Healthy Cedar Plank Cooking

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Cedar Plank Salmon WHAT YOU NEED 1 untreated cedar plank (14x7x1 inch) 1/2 cup Kraft Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Dressing 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup finely chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes 1 Tbsp. oil 1 salmon fillet (2 lb.), 1-inch thick

Heat grill to medium heat. Mix dressing, parsley and tomatoes; set aside. Brush top of plank with oil; top with fish. Place on grill; cover grill with lid.

MAKE IT Immerse plank in water, placing a weight on top of plank to keep it submerged. Soak 4 hours or overnight.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION Per Serving Calories 190 | Total fat 10 g | Saturated fat 2 g | Cholesterol 55 mg | Sodium 250 mg | Carbohydrate 3 g | Dietary fiber 0 g | Sugars 2 g | Protein 22 g | Vitamin A 8 % DV Vitamin C 8 % DV | Calcium 2 % DV

Grill 10 min. Brush fish with dressing mixture; grill 10 min. or until fish flakes easily with fork. Note Salmon can also be grilled on a sheet of heavy-duty foil instead of the cedar plank.

Southwestern Steak WHAT YOU NEED 1 untreated cedar plank (14x7x1 inch) 1 Tbsp. brown sugar 1-1/2 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. ground cumin 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1 boneless beef sirloin steak (1-1/2 lb.) 1 Tbsp. oil 3/4 cup Kraft or Bull’s-Eye Original Barbecue Sauce, divided

Grill 15 min. or until medium doneness (160ÂşF), brushing steak with 1/4 cup barbecue sauce for the last 5 min. of grilling time. Remove steak from grill; discard plank. Cover steak loosely with foil; let stand 5 min. Cut steak into thin slices. Serve with remaining barbecue sauce.

MAKE IT Immerse plank in water, placing a weight on top of plank to keep it submerged. Soak at least 4 hours or overnight. Meanwhile, mix sugar and seasonings; rub onto both sides of steak. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 2 hours.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

KRAFT KITCHENS TIPS Searing Steak on Grill Searing the steak a few minutes on the grill before placing it on the plank gives it the traditional grill marks, which helps prevent the meat from looking and tasting steamed. Per Serving Calories 210 Total fat 7 g Saturated fat 2 g Cholesterol 60 mg Sodium 690 mg Carbohydrate 14 g Dietary fiber 1 g Sugars 11 g Protein 21 g Vitamin A 6 %DV Vitamin C 0 %DV Calcium 2 %DV Iron 20 %DV

Heat grill to high heat. Grill steak 2 min. on each side; remove from grill. Remove plank from water; brush top with oil. Top with steak. Place on grate of grill; cover with lid. Reduce grill to medium heat.

COOKING KNOW-HOW Untreated cedar planks, which are sold for this purpose, can be found at most specialty food stores or some grocery stores. Keep a spray bottle of water close at hand if needed for flare-ups.

Recipes and photos compliments of Kraftrecipes.com

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DEM BONES Kathy Willets

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Oh those bones, oh those bones, oh those skeleton bones. Oh mercy how they scare! It’s the generation who jogged and danced and wanted it all. Now, as they age, boomers aren’t exactly willing to slow down or give up their active lifestyles. “Osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, injury and just plain overuse can all lead to weakening of the bones,” says Alpesh Patel, M.D FACS., a surgeon with the University of Utah Orthopaedic Center. “I see a lot of boomers in my practice.” But it’s not too late for boomers. “As you age there are still things you can do to prevent injury,” says Patel. “And once injuries occur, there are effective treatments.”

With the toe bone connected to the foot bone, and the foot bone connected to the ankle bone… Think the big toe is no big deal? Think again. The big toe is important for balance and movement. A common reason for big toe problems includes a blow to the foot while playing sports, but injury can also occur from wearing shoes that are too tight, too loose, or from wearing high heels. Diseases such as arthritis or gout are other culprits of big toe pain. Treatments may include rest, shoe inserts, orthotic shoes or surgery. You should see a doctor if your toe has major swelling, numbness or tingling. As far as twisting your ankle, you’ll know you’re in trouble if you hear a popping sound, followed by severe pain. Ankle sprains are usually treated with ice, rest, and limited activity. Anti-inflammatory medications can help, as does ice, and rest. More complicated cases may require physical therapy or even surgery.

Both big toe and ankle injuries can often be avoided by taking precautions such as warming up before activity with a light stretch to the feet and heel, and by wearing proper shoes for athletic activities.

…and the ankle bone connected to the leg bone. With the leg bone connected to the knee bone… The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) estimates 581,000 Americans have knee replacements each year in the United States. The most common reasons are arthritis or injury. When the knee is injured, it can be hard to walk or climb stairs and some patients experience pain while sitting or lying down. Strategies to deal with the pain include changing your activity level and using walking supports. “But that can be a tough option if you’re an active person,” says Patel. “And other health problems can arise such as weight gain if you suddenly go from being active to being sedentary. That’s why a lot of patients opt for surgery.” But rushing into surgery isn’t always the best advice. For example, the younger the patient, the more likely conservative treatments may help. Your doctor may recommend switching to low impact activities and other types of treatments such as medications and physical therapy which may delay or eliminate the need for surgery. “Sometimes these approaches are all someone needs to correct the problem,” says Patel. But for certain patients, or for those who have exhausted more conservative methods and still struggle with pain, surgery is an option. AAOS estimates 90 percent of individuals who have a total knee replacement experience a dramatic reduction of pain and significant improvement in the ability to perform common activities of daily living.

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Types of knee replacement surgery include the following: • Unicompartmental knee replacement: The knee has three compartments— the inner, outer, and kneecap. If damage is limited to the inner or outer compartment, a partial knee replacement may be an option. It’s typically less invasive with smaller incisions, leading to faster recovery.

Steps to prevent back pain include the following:

Total knee replacemen: During a total knee replacement, the entire joint is replaced. It is often performed as a minimally invasive procedure. This technique uses smaller incisions which result in less pain and faster rehabilitation. Minimally invasive techniques are not an option for everyone. Surgeons can advise patients about the best approach for their particular case.

…and the knee bone connected to the thigh bone, and the thigh bone connected to the hip bone… Hip pain can be caused by arthritis or injury. Just like knee pain, patients with hip pain may be advised to try non surgical treatments first, such as rest, physical therapy and medications. Prevention is also important. One key strategy is the prevention of bone diseases such as osteoporosis. Throughout a lifetime, be sure the diet includes necessary calcium and vitamin D. Exercise also minimizes bone loss, particularly weight bearing exercise such as weight training. When all else fails, surgery is a viable option for many patients. In 2006, an estimated 712,000 Americans over the age of 65 had a partial or total hip replacement. During this surgery the hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint that is screwed into the hip socket. It can be performed as a minimally invasive procedure that uses smaller incisions. Minimally invasive procedures are typically an option for patients who are not overweight, are younger and healthier and more motivated to have a quicker and more aggressive rehabilitation process. Doctors can discuss which options are best for their patients.

…with the shoulder bone connected to the back bone, and the back bone connected to the neck bone… Back and neck pain are common complaints. Lower back pain is often caused by overuse, muscle strain, and injury.

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Exercise

Try different sleeping positions (use a pillow between your knees if you sleep on your side or under your knees if you sleep if you sleep on your back).

Maintain a healthy weight.

Don’t smoke, as smoking increases the risk of bone loss.

Eat a healthy diet rich in calcium and vitamin D which may prevent osteoporosis.

Practice proper lifting and bending techniques (don’t bend at the waist, but squat down bending at the knees).

A growing number of studies, including one from the University of Utah, show back pain may also run in families. Using information from the Utah Population Database (the largest genealogic database in the world) researchers discovered people with a herniated disc typically have a relative with the same condition, and that having an immediate family member with lower back disease raises a persons’ risk more than four times. “So the take home message here,” says Patel (who was the study’s principal researcher) “is that some people are predisposed to lower back pain. If lower back problems run in your family, you should take every preventative measure very seriously.” While surgery is often recommended as a treatment for back pain, Patel says most people should avoid it and opt for nonsurgical options (therapy, weight loss, medications, and stopping smoking habits). Back surgery is typically reserved for instances where the spinal nerves are compressed causing numbness in the leg. It’s also considered when the spine has suffered a direct injury resulting in bone fracture along the vertebrae. Your doctor can discuss surgical options if you are a candidate.

Kathy Wilets is the public affairs manager of University of Utah Health Care. Previously she worked in television news, producing the daily “Healthy Living” segment for KUTV. For more information on orthopaedics go to http://healthcare.utah.edu/orthopaedics.


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water aerobics ...speaking of the skeletal system, there is a safe and effective way to run, pump iron (or in this case sponge), and do jumping jacks, all without wear and tear on your bones and joints. In fact, a recent study found that water exercise actually helps relieve pain and stiffness in people with chronic lower-back pain.

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ver ten years ago, my daughter-inlaw had just given birth to my first grandchild. Anxious to get back in shape, she asked me to attend a water aerobics class with her. Although I was careful not to give her the old eye-roll, I did think to myself, “Phft, water aerobics—how can anyone get into shape bouncing around in the water?” A little over an hour later, I lay exhausted on the couch. I was hooked. A water aerobics class is generally 50-60 minutes. Once inside the water, your instructor will give you warm-up exercises. Like every other exercise, it is important to stretch your muscles. Then, depending on the instructor’s routine, you will be lead through exercises that work out the arms, legs, butt, and stomach. Then, on to the aerobics. You might do jumping jacks, run in place, cross country skiing...all movements that will keep your heart rate up long enough to qualify as aerobic. Like anything else, you get out of water aerobics what you put into it. Water is a remarkable substance. The resistance it provides makes moving a sponge water noodle equivalent to using a dumbbell on terra firma. The harder you push, the more your muscles work. You will soon begin to see muscle definition in the areas you work the hardest. According to the University of Texas Heath Science Center some individuals may weigh up to 90% less in the water than on land. Therefore, it is easier to perform weight-bearing activity in the water. Less weight means less impact on joints. Pool exercise is less likely to aggravate arthritis. It can be a good exercise choice for overweight individuals, especially those who are new to exercise. Aerobic exercise has many health benefits. It improves circulation, enhances lung function, and makes the heart stronger. Aerobic (or cardiorespiratory) exercise burns calories and aids in weight reduction. According to Diabetic-Lifestyle, you burn roughly 135 calories in 30 minutes of walking on land, and 264 calories in 30 minutes of deep-water walking. Similarly, you

burn 240 calories jogging on land for half an hour, while jogging in deep water for the same period burns 340. Cardiorespiratory exercise also has other benefits, including reducing the risk of diabetes, lowering blood pressure, and elevating good blood cholesterol (HDL). Being physically active improves mood and sense of well-being. Don’t forget that while you will not sweat like you do on land, it is important to stay hydrated. No matter if you’re a consummate athlete or a someone just reentering the exercise arena, water aerobics is right for you.

Arthritis Class Judie Brown took arthritis water thearpy classes for many years at the Hartvigsen School through Granite School District's Community Ed. Seeing the need for more instructors, she decided to become certified to herself. Judie has been teaching arthritis water thearpy classes for over ten years at the Holladay Lions Fitness and Recreation Center. Her class became so popular that when her attendee numbers started reaching into the forties, she encouraged the Holladay rec center to expand the number of classes provided. Judie’s classes consist of all ages, and levels of arthritis sufferers. While most suffer from Osteoarthritis, she states that the class is also perfect from those with rheumatoid arthritis. One boomer brings her 90-year-old mother with her to the evening class. “This is not an aerobics class, but a class designed primarily for joint movement and to promote greater flexibility,” Judie stresses, “we do some aerobics, but I encourage my students to work to the level that is comfortable for them.” The class is taught in chest deep water, lightening the body weight of it’s students as much as 70 percent. For someone suffering from arthritis, this is critical. Many of Judie’s students claim that doing the exercises in the water is so much easier than doing them on land. For more information on attending Judie’s class, go to http://www.recreation.slco.org/holladaylions/aquatics/waterAerobics.html or call a rec center near you.

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How does your garden grow? We Asked an Expert 14 |


XERISCAPING Fellow Boomer, Beuna Tomalino, of Bountiful, is a Garden Coach, Landscape Consultant, Container Plant Designer and owner of Herbarium. She especially loves teaching others to grow vegetables, herbs, and edibles and tend their yards organically. Beuna has tended her own yards organically for over 20 years. Utah Boomers Magazine asked Beuna for answers to the most frequently asked questions pertaining to gardening in Utah. Note: Plants are identified by botanical name (in italics) and common name to help you more easily find the correct plants. For the few where only one name is listed, the botanical name and the common name are the same. UBM: What is Utah's growing season? Beuna: Utah’s growing season varies from the long season in St George (about 200 frost-free days) and other parts of southern Utah to the shorter seasons of the mountains. The town of Randolph which sometimes has the coldest temperature in the U.S. has only 57 frost-free days. UBM: As you stated above, Utah has a variety of growing seasons. Does that mean we have as many climate zones? Beuna: Yes. Utah’s USDA Climate Zones vary from zone 2 to zone 9 depending on the area of the state. To find your climate zone and/or growing season check with your County Extension Service http://www.csrees.usda.gov/Extension/index.html or the USDA map for climate zones http://www.usna.usda.gov/ Hardzone/hzm-sw1.html. UBM: Many Utahns seem to have trouble growing plants in shady areas, including under trees and the north side of homes. What do you recommend? Beuna: For a perennial garden, I recommend Hosta, Coral Bells (Heuchera), Columbine (Aquilegia), Bellflower (Campanula), Spiderwort (Tradescantia), Bleeding Heart (Dicentra), Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla), Bergenia, Brunnera, Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia), Astilbe, Balloon Flower (Platycodon), Dead Nettle (Lamuim), Bugleweed (Ajuga), Vinca minor, Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis) and Violet and Pansy (Viola). The best annuals for shady areas are Impatiens, Begonia, Fuchsia, Lobelia, Coleus, and Pansy (Viola). Pansies may be a perennial if grown in shade or part shade.

xeri·scape noun, often capitalized \'zir- - skāp: a ' landscaping method developed especially for arid and semiarid climates that utilizes waterconserving techniques (as the use of droughttolerant plants, mulch, and efficient irrigation) ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• With the threat of floods looming over us, you might be wondering about the benefits of xeriscaping. The truth is most of our water years are not as abundant as this one should prove to be. Once a xeriscape is established less water is required for maintenance; saving water, money on your water bill, and the time it would take to water and maintain. According to www.redbuttegarden.com: by limiting landscape water needs, which often account for 30-50% of home water use, xeriscaping principles can significantly reduce water use and save money. Xeriscapes also provide a somewhat maintenance free solution to landscaping. No more mowing lawns means more free time and less gasoline pollutants. There is the additional weeding to consider, but covering the soil’s surface with some type of mulch inhibits weed growth. Mulch will also help with moisture retention. A wide variety of grasses, cacti, succulents, many flowering plants can be used in a xeriscape. It is best to choose plants native to the area or that require the same conditions as your garden area.

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If you are interested in planting shrubs in shady areas, I recommend evergreens: Wintercreeper and various other common names (Euonymus), Boxwood (Buxus), Yew (Taxus), Bird’s Nest Spruce (Picea), False Cypress (Chamaecyparis), Oregon Grape (Mahonia). Decidous: Currants (Ribes), Elderberry (Sambucus), Serviceberry (Amelanchier), Ninebark (Physocarpus), Chokeberry (Aronia),Chokecherry and Sandcherry (Prunus). UBM: What flowers attract butterflies? Birds? Hummingbirds? Beuna: Some flowers attract two or three of the above so you will see repeats of plants in the following lists. Butterflies: Pin Cushion Flower (Scabiosa), Lavender (Lavendula), Ageratum, Cosmos, Bee Balm (Monarda), Phlox, Rudbeckia,

Hummingbirds: Hollyhock (Alcea), Petunia, Evening Primrose (Oenothera), Coral Bells (Heuchera), Agastache, Asters, Four O’ Clock (Mirabilis), Phlox, Nasturtium, Impatiens, Zinnia, Sedum, Penstemon, Delphinium, Bleeding Heart (Dicentra), Million Bells (Calibrachoa), Morning Glory (Ipomea), Dianthus, Dahlia, Lamb’s Ear (Stachys), Savory (Satureja), Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia), Foxglove (Digitalis), Geranium (Pelargonium), Hibiscus, Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana alata), Bee Balm (Monarda), Fuchsia, Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens), Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans), Scarlet Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus), Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus), Sage (Salvia). UBM: What about seed planting (flowers). When should they be planted? Can they go directly in the ground? Some of the easiest annual flowers to grow from seed are Cosmos, Zinnia, Sweet Pea (Lathrys odoratus), Nasturtium, Calendula, Sunflowers (Helianthus), Morning Glory (Ipomea), Love-In-A-Mist (Nigella), Marigold (Tagetes), Bachelor Button (Centaurea) and Cerinthe. These seeds can be planted directly in the ground after frost danger is past. Morning Glory is a beautiful vining flower which is often confused with the nasty weed Bindweed. Morning Glory and Sweet Pea seeds should be soaked to speed germination. You may also want to nick the seeds of Morning Glory using a fingernail file to gently “sand” the edge of the seed prior to soaking.

Lavender and Asters

Parsley (Petroselinum), Dill (Anethum), Fennel (Foeniculum), Marigold (Tagetes), Gaura, Aster, Verbena, Coreopsis, Thrift (Armeria), Bachelor Button (Centaurea), Rockcress (Arabis), Echinacea, Impatiens, Peony (Paeonia), Salvia, Zinnia, Milkweed (Asclepias), Violet (Viola), Gallardia, Sedum, Veronica, Sunflower (Helianthus), Penstemon, Yarrow (Achillea). Birds: Roses (Rosa), Aster, Pot Marigold (Calendula), Bellflower (Campanula), Celosia, Bachelor Button (Centaurea), Coreopsis, Cosmos, Echinacea, Sunflower (Helianthus), Phlox, Portulaca, Rudbeckia, Verbena, Zinnia

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Calendula, Nigella, Cerinthe, and Bachelor Button commonly drop seeds which will usually sprout the next year so I just allow the seed to drop and never need to replant it. Sunflowers will do this also, as anyone with a bird feeder knows. If reseeding is not desirable, simply remove flower heads before they fade. UBM: Many boomers are empty nesters and don't want a huge vegetable garden, but would love some herbs, tomatoes, and a few other veggies. How can they incorporate plants into their flower garden? Beuna: Many edibles including herbs are very attractive plants that work well in a flower garden. In most cases full sun is required. Peppers, tomatoes, oregano, thyme, sage, and lavender are a few examples. When growing tomatoes in a flower bed a small variety of plant such as a patio tomato type works best.


For a less sunny area chives, parsley, lettuce, and chard are possibilities. Lettuces, chard, sage, peppers and some other herbs and vegetables come in a variety of colors which can add more color and interest to your flowerbed. When planting edibles in a flowerbed be sure to use pesticides and soil ammendments that are safe for edibles. It is also recommended that you avoid pressure treated wood and railroad ties in the area where edibles are planted. Mixing flowers, herbs, and vegetables can reduce pest problems because beneficial insects may be attracted to the garden while pests may be repelled. Edible plants can be used in addition to the usual plants grown or in place of some of those plants. Chives and garlic chives have a grassy look, dill has a ferny appearance, herbs for their colors, scent, or flowers, pole or runner beans in place of another vine. For small areas a Square Foot Garden is another great solution and can be all edibles or a mix of flowers and edibles. http:// www.squarefootgardening.org) UBM: For those boomers who live in a condo, but love gardening, what are the best flowers for potting? (Assuming partial shade)? Beuna: Annual flowers include Impatiens, Lobelia, Begonia, Potato Vine (Ipomea), and Coleus. Some plants that are normally sold as houseplants can add some greenery and color. These include Croton, Ti Plant, Ferns, and Dracena. Perennials can also be

incorporated in a potted arrangement and may or may not survive the winter in a pot. When creating pots I usually put something tall in the middle, or if the pot will be against a wall and only viewed from the front and sides, I will place something tall towards the back of the pot. Next 3, 5, or 7 shorter plants around the taller plant and 3 - 5 trailing plants of 1 or 2 varieties around the edge. The number depends on the size of the pot. I plant closer together in a pot than I would in the ground - almost right next to each other.

Coleus and Impatiens

UBM: What can I do to control slugs and snails? Beuna: Slugs and snails love this damp cool weather we have been having. Most slug and snail bait is deadly to pets, wildlife, and children. Look for bait that contains iron phosphate. This type of bait will kill slugs and snails without these dangers. Crushed eggshells, bits of hair, sharp sand (not playbox sand), and copper sheeting can all repel slugs and snails. Place these items around plants or around planter boxes to discourage slugs. When weather is warmer and less rainy be sure that you are not over watering since slugs and snails love damp ground.

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Over the years I have had the opportunity to meet many great anglers. Those who truly appreciate the sport seem to revel in all its facets. As time goes on numbers seem to become a thing of the past. It appears there’s a natural evolutionary process we go through. First we want to catch a fish, then we want to catch a lot of fish, then we want to catch only big fish, and finally, we just want to go fishing. -Steve Schmidt, Western Rivers Flyfisher

Jon Carter

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very time I jump in the shower, I shut my eyes, I let the water pour over my head, and for a few splendid moments, I’m fishing for small trout on Valley Creek, near one of the most scenic spots on earth, and one of the most peaceful places in my head, Stanley, Idaho. I grew up near Stanley, in Ketchum, and that’s where I caught “the bug”. Whether it was because there wasn’t anything else to do in the summer, or because I was just flat out born-to-fish, due to an aquatic macromolecule in my DNA, fishing has been part of my life as long as I can remember. When I was little, my father and I fished together here and there, on camping trips, but it was my mother who really put my natural fishy instincts into high gear. I was seven years old. She handed me a Wright & McGill fiberglass fly rod, a spring-loaded Martin, automatic fly reel, and one wet fly. Mom said, “This is all you need.” She held up that fly between her thumb and index finger as if it were a newly discovered gold nugget. “It’s called a “Dynamite”, and don’t lose it.” An almost impossible task for me, since I was known in various boyhood fishing circles in the Wood River Valley as “Mr. Snags”, or “Snag-A-Pot-A-Mus”. Bottom line, I got “hung-up” a lot. That is most likely the reason my dad and I fished very little together. He just ran out of patience while he fished and I dredged the river bottom. But with this new, small, hairy insect looking thing, which by the way was a variation on some other ‘deadly’ fishing tackle amongst my mom’s aquatic arsenal, (The “Helga-mite”, “Sandy-mite”, and “The Mighty-mite”), I didn’t need to use all that weight that took me down in between the boulders, and the moss. Mom said “just let the fly drift in the current like a real bug, and you’ll catch more fish, and bigger fish, than you get using worms”. I walked down to Trail Creek, about half-a-mile from our house, every day, all summer long with my rod and reel, my fishing creel, and that one fly, and although most of the fish were ‘planter’ Rainbows, they were considerably bigger than the ones I would fool on worms, and there were more of

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on weekends, she would even join us. She had an angling sense like I’ve never seen. While I would cast right over those big Brookies, my mom made short, calculated tosses close to the bank, with uncanny accuracy. She had skills. Her comeback to a fishing invitation still kills me to this day. I would say “Hey mom, let’s hit the Big Wood for a few hours, just you and me”. She would always say “Okay. I’ll catch ’em, you clean ’em, and I’ll eat ’em”.

Jon at a celebrity fishing event

em’. Mom was right. I eventually hooked a log, or someone’s old tennis shoe, and lost that fly, but by then, I had collected at least 10 similar patterns and wore them in my fishing hat. Including a ‘buggy’ lookin’ thing I created, and still use today, “The TripleRipple Caddis Nipple”. I didn’t even consider showing a picture of my trout killer in this article, because I’m still waiting to hear from the U.S. patent office for official word that nobody else has ever hand tied one. I’ve been waiting 44 years. The source of my mother’s knowledge of fishing remains a mystery. I always figured she picked up a few tidbits and morsels of minutia from people in her chair. She was a beautician her whole life, doing hair for men, as well as women, and I always imagined her hanging around in her shop, gossiping, and listening to customers, spinning their fishing yarns (probably not very likely). She worked at Alma’s Beauty Salon, in Ketchum, Idaho, not Floyd’s Barber Shop, in Mayberry, North Carolina. A frequent client named Bill Rousey was a fisherman. I knew that because one day my mom came home with an almost brand spanky new, fancy spinning rod, and it was for me! She said that he was unable to afford his semi-annual cut and curl, and he paid her with fishing stuff! I will never forget that guy, and I never even met him. My mother encouraged fishing. Every morning during the summer, she would drive me and my boyhood pal John Pace, up to Lake Creek, 10 miles above Ketchum. We would fish all day, then hike back at dark to the designated pick-up spot. Once in a while

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I have wonderful, vivid memories of fishing! On the Big Wood or Trail Creek, fly casting with my mom, walking the banks of Valley Creek, spin fishing with my kids, watching my son catch his first steelhead on the Salmon River, or spending the day at Strawberry, reeling in hunormous Cutthroats, while my eight year old watches playful river Otters on the shore. It could be catching Largemouth Bass at Ten Mile Lake, in Coos Bay, Oregon, fishing for Sockeye Salmon on The Kasiloff in Alaska, or helping my three year old reel in her first Rainbow on a fly, on the Firehole River up in Yellowstone. Every trip, every fishing adventure is permanently attached in my cerebral carcass.

Jon fishing with his family in Yellowstone Park

A very talented angler that I know spoke these words to me at least twenty years ago. They are burned in my cranium. “While you’re wishin’, I’m fishin”. When he doesn’t have a rod and reel in his hand, Jon has a morning radio show on Utah’s Classic 103.5 The Arrow. He and his family live in Sandy, Utah. They spend time camping, fishing and hunting together.


Fishing in Utah

WHERE TO GO

To find out more information about fishing in Utah, go to www.wildlife.utah.gov. The website is full of information including maps of where the fishing is hot and where it's not (see sample below), fishing guidebooks, how to buy a fishing license, community fishing and record catches.

Boats of anglers surround a school of stripers in Padre Bay, Lake Powell. Photo by Wayne Gustaveson on 5-17-08. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Fly fishing on a river Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

You can find a map at http://wildlife.utah.gov/hotspots/ to find out the latest fishing locations and conditions.

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Resources Advocacy AARP of Utah

801.561.1037 Utah Dept of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) Phone: 801.538.3991 www.hsdaas.utah.gov/ Utah State Courts Estate Planning & Probate www.utcourts.gov/howto/wills/ Phone: 801.578.3800 Social Security Administration 1.800.772.1213 www.ssa.gov SAGE Utah Services & Advocacy for GLBTQ Elders www.glccu.com/programs/lgbtq-elders-50

Dental Services Employment Services Legal Services

Utah Legal Services.................800.662.4245

Financial Services Healthcare Resources Alzheimer’s Association of Utah 801.265.1944

American Cancer Society of Utah 801.483.1500 American Chronic Pain Association 800.533.3231 American Diabetes Association-Utah 801.363.3024 George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 500 Foothill Drive Salt Lake City, Utah 84148 Phone: 801.582.1565

Pet Services Respite Care

Medical Home Portal www.medicalhomeportal.org CHTOP Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Program chtop.org/ARCH/National-Respite-Locator. html helpwithmyparents.org Connecting caregivers and professionals

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Senior Centers

Most Senior Centers supply transportation and meals. They are open Monday through Friday, and the hours varies. Call your center for times.

Davis County

Autumn Glow Center 81 East Center Kaysville, UT 84037 Phone: 801.544.1235 Golden Years Center 726 South 100 East Bountiful, UT 84010 Phone: 801.295.3479 Heritage Center 140 East Center Clearfield, UT 84015 Phone: 801. 773.7065

Salt Lake County Columbus Senior Center 2531 South 400 East Salt Lake City, UT 84115 Phone: 801.412.3295 Draper Senior Center 12350 South 800 East Draper, UT 84020 Phone: 801.572.6342 Eddie P. Mayne Kearns Senior Center 4851 West 4715 South Salt Lake City, UT 84118 Phone: 801.965.9183 Friendly Neighborhood Center 1992 South 200 East Salt Lake City, UT 84115 Phone: 801.468.2781 Harman Senior Recreation Center 4090 South 3600 West West Valley City, UT 84119 Phone: 801.965.5822 Kearns Senior Center 4850 West 4715 South Salt Lake City, UT 84118 Phone: 801.965.9183 Liberty City Center 251 East 700 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Phone: 801.532.5079 Magna Center 9228 West 2700 South Magna, UT 84044 Phone: 801.250.0692 Midvale Senior Center 350 West Park Street 7610 S) Midvale, UT 84047 Phone: 801.566.6590

Mount Olympus Senior Center 1635 East Murray Holladay Road Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Phone: 801.274.1710 River’s Bend Senior Center 300 North 1300 West Salt Lake City, UT 84116 Phone: 801.596.0208 Riverton Senior Center 12891 South Redwood Road Riverton, UT 84065 Phone: 801.254.7609 Sandy Senior Center 9310 South 1300 East Sandy, UT 84094 Phone: 801.561.3265 South Jordan Senior Center 10778 South Redwood Road South Jordan, UT 84095 Phone: 801.302.1222 Sunday Anderson Westside Senior Center 868 West 900 South Salt Lake City, UT 84104 Phone: 801.538.2092 Taylorsville Senior Citizen Center 4743 South Plymouth View Dr. Taylorsville, UT 84123 Phone: 801.293.8340 Tenth East Senior Center 237 South 1000 East Salt Lake City, UT 84102 Phone: 801.538.2084 West Jordan Center 8025 South 2200 West West Jordan, UT 84088 Phone: 801.561.7320

Washington County Council on Aging www.washco.utah.gov/contact The Washington County Council on Aging provides services for senior citizens 60 and older. These include classes (pottery, painting, aerobics, yoga, square dancing, and computer training) tax assistance during tax season and other services. Nutrition is a main focus of the senior centers. In-house meals are served as well as Meals on Wheels. The following centers are supported in part through the donations of those patrons who use the facilities. Gayle & Mary Aldred Senior Center 245 North 200 West St. George , UT 84770 435.634 . 5743 Washington County Senior Citizens 150 East 100 South Street Enterprise, UT 84725 435.878.2557

Hurricane Senior Citizens Center 95 N 300 W Hurricane, UT 84737 435.635.2089

Volunteering

Utah State Parks Volunteer Coordinator 1594 W North Temple, 116 Salt Lake City, UT 84116 (801) 537-3445 robinwatson@utah.gov The Nature Conservancy in Utah www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/utah/volunteer/ Volunteer Match www.volunteermatch.org/ United Way www.unitedwayucv.org/volunteer/ Utah Commission on Volunteers volunteers.utah.gov/ Red Butte Garden Call 801-585-5688 No More Homeless Pets in Utah 8029 South 700 East Sandy, UT 84070 801-432-2124 To include your services in this space call 801.201.1401

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