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MINTER: Perennials for late summer colour

By adding some very special late summer blooming perennials, you can make an enormous difference to the whole look and feel of your garden.

BOOKS PLUS: Library programs for all ages

Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities' three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.

A GOOD READ: Kids, some more Wimpy reading

Utter five little words - Diary of a Wimpy Kid - to anyone aged six to 12 years of age and you will probably be met with ecstatic shrieks, screams and giggles.

GREEN SCENE: Nature can help control invasive plants

Sometimes our beautiful natural spaces are no longer quite as "natural" as they might appear because they have been taken over by invasive species.

MINTER: Try old-fashioned annuals your garden

If you're a little late with the colour in your garden this year, consider yourself lucky.

BOOKS PLUS: Book clubs galore this summer at Tri-City libraries

Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities' three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.

A GOOD READ: Exploring the empire in the clouds

One hundred years ago, Yale scholar Hiram Bingham rediscovered the spectacular Inca city Machu Picchu high in the Peruvian Andes.

SENIORS: Check out these seniors' groups

Below are listings taken from the Seniors category of The Tri-City News' Community Calendar: Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to seniors' concerns.

SENIORS: What a senior needs to ask about prescriptions

Seniors who are seeing multiple doctors are at increased risk of medication problems so their loved ones should try to ensure older adults have one doctor overseeing all of their medications.

MINTER: Cool as a cucumber - and delicious, too

Can you imagine a salad without cucumbers? Don't you love a cool crisp cucumber sandwich on a hot day, or fresh cucumbers in vinegar? And what would a grilled cheese sandwich or hamburger be without pickles? Well, cucumbers are just about the most po