Hooray Hooray, it’s FINALLY MAY! Dear gardening friends, Week 9 and I am giddy with anticipation and happiness in the garden. The promise of the new season, which is finally here, so much potential and so many possibilities and I KNOW it will warm up soon...

In honor of Earth Day, the true Mother's Day (Mother Nature, silly!), I recommend taking in as many plant sales as possible. Here's the short list: Friday and Saturday, April 24th & 25th, Annual Plant Sale at the Idaho Botanical Garden. Friday night is member's...

Dear Carol and Dee, I am still entertaining myself by spending long hours (too many) ogling back issues of Gardens Illustrated and making plant lists as I go along. Betwixt & between horizontal snow flurries, driving rain & what I swear to you are unseasonably cold...

Let me start off with a great big whine. Want some cheese with that whine? Whaaaaaaa. Here's what's up in my garden: some crocus, a fistful of hellebores, and and iris reticulata. Pretty slim and pathetic pickins. I haven't even FOUND and violas or pansies...

Dear Carol and Dee, We certainly picked a wild day to start writing about our gardens. I have a virtual “white out” with snow here in Boise - it’s barely 30 degrees. I see from the weather reports Dee is a warm, sunny, and clear at...