As my grandmother used to say, "Make yourself useful as well as ornamental, dear." That saying totally applies to the berry plants I mentioned on the River this morning, Check out Raspberry Shortcake and the darling Babycakes...

Loving the fresh rhubarb right now. Made a rhubarb dessert. Next up: Rhubarb Brandy and Roasted Rhubarb Jam. ...

What bulbs best attract bees and pollinators to a garden? The answer is simple once one understands how a bee uses sight. Like humans, bees are trichromatic. Whereas humans base their color combinations on blue,red, and yellow, bees base their colors on ultraviolet light, blue,...

Or what I am planting this weekend: [caption id="attachment_12504" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Sweet Promises of Spring Clockwise from top left: Fritillaria uva-vulpis, Tulip 'Akebono', and Fritillaria meleagris, Fritillaria persica, and Daffodil Delnashaugh.[/caption]   I chose spring flowering bulbs that do well where I live. Daffodils are disliked by deer...

One of the best fund raising events (especially for folks who love to do home and garden tours) in Boise. A self-guided walking tour featuring homes in the Kootenai Street Historic Neighborhood. Each paid participant received a booklet with neighborhood and individual home histories. Participants...

Check out this awesome blog and Linda's cool project: The SNOW Project And, here's a great video from KTVB: Right up their alley ...

I coulda/shoulda/woulda been a scientist if I hadn't been terrified of algebra/calculus/chemistry. Instead, I can turn to Linda Chalker Scott's books. And I do. Regularly. How Plants Work[caption id="attachment_12455" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Linda Chalker Scott's latest awesome book. [/caption] Order your copy here: @ Amazon.com or here, @TimberPress.com ...