Into the Nest : This book has been officially approved by the neighbor kids. Earlier this summer, a mama Mourning .dove made a nest on a branch just outside their dining room window. Low and behold! Not one, but two eggs were laid. Chicks arrived and...

Michael Pollan's fascinating book Botany of Desire has been made into a compelling documentary, scheduled for Prime Time, on PBS, October 28th. It will air at 8pm in the Boise area. Of course, check your local TV listings for the correct time where you live....

No wonder I am tired of gardening. But wait! I'm making a comeback, maybe today and tomorrow only, but a two day respite is better than no respite. Along with my sound advice channeled via KD Lang, don't smoke in bed, let me add, don't...

Not to be left out of the big doin's, here's my little upload for Bloom Day, July 2009-a small selection of what is blooming in the garden at Ranch du Bois. It is blazing hot and hard to photograph all the lovelies right now. Heck,...

Dear Carol and Dee, Once again, I am amazed: WEEK 18??? What the heck? July 5th? Where do the days go? Days, where do the weeks go? Not a great deal to report from Ranch du Bois. Rasberries still producing in spite of high 80's/90/s heat. I...

Your poor ears and eyes have been bombarded forever now with the admonishment/encouragement/plea to think, eat and buy local. I know that, so here are a couple of handy little tips and reference points to help you along in your never ending quest to...

Finally! Here's my Bloom Day post, for Carol over at May Dreams Gardens. Since everyone was getting fancy w/you tube videos and background music, I put mine in a collage. So there. [gallery link="file"] left to right: top row: wisteria & Boise; wisteria; ad euphorbia ...

Hey all! I want to send you over to see what ELSE is going on the wild world of Idaho gardening. Here are some kindred spirits. Stop by and say hey!: Seasonal Wisdom Small Goat Garden ...