Hey there! I’m Mary Ann Newcomer – a scribe-scout-speaker – and the Dirt Diva on the River Radio, 94.9 in Boise, ID.
My articles on gardening have been published in MaryJane’s Farm, Fine Gardening, American Gardener and Leaf . My first book, the Rocky Mountain Gardeners Handbook is available to purchase via Amazon.com. It is also carried by the Rediscovered Bookshop in Boise, ID.
A native daughter of Idaho, I have been gardening since I was a small child. My grandmother and grandfather were avid gardeners . They started me out with a 3′x3′ plot and encouraged to grow radishes. Sprouting in just a couple of days (instant gratification for a 5 year old), the first sets of leaves were heart shaped (a message from my grandmother). I served on the Board of Directors for the Idaho Botanical Garden for more than a decade and still work with the Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden and the Garden’s committee for Design Review. I have spent a good part of the last 20 years fund raising for, and promoting the programs at the garden. I chaired the committee that built the Contemporary English Garden in 1997.
My heart is here in the Wild Wild West, and I believe in honoring genius loci, or, the Spirit of the Place.
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