Author Archives: Mary Ann Newcomer

Silver Award from Garden Writers.

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Wine cups. You want several.

Wine cups are a wonderful, waterwise/drought tolerant, colorful, plant for any garden in Mountain States. Heck, for any garden! I found my original plants at a Fred Meyer ?store in Boise. They can be mail ordered from High Country Gardens, … Continue reading

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Rockin’ the garden in the heat of summer.

There are a handful of plants that are working hard right now, and by that I mean, lookin’ good in the garden. Hell, even I don’t look good in the garden. We’ve had a month of days over 95, and … Continue reading

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Rockin’ the garden now, in the high and dry heat of summer

A short list of the plants that are holding up well to this relentless heat and no rain: -The prince of my high desert garden, Henry’s lily. Still loaded with blossoms, 5+ feet tall. Orange and sunny. -Desert Four O’ … Continue reading

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July’s “GOOD TO KNOW” for the Mountain States Garden

Excerpts from the Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States (If you like this, you will love the book!) Look for it at your local book store or on Amazon here. Know How Blanching apricots. Bring a … Continue reading

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Idaho Botanical Garden, 2014 Private Gardens Tour.

And they have an extensive vegetable garden, half of which you can’t see in these pics. Thanks to the Percy’s for sharing their garden on behalf of the Idaho Botanical Garden. TweetShare

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, June 2014

Special thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for arranging our monthly gardening love fest. TweetShare

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The year in pictures.

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P Allen Smith Holiday Collection

A couple days ago, I received a beautiful, fresh, Oregon grown “snowflake” from the P Allen Smith Holiday Collection. As part of their bloggers’/writers’ challenge, I dolled mine up with “local” bits and pieces in regional spirit of the season. … Continue reading

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How to select THE Freshest cut Christmas tree:

Click on the link to get the scoop: http://www.riverinteractive.com/rivermornings/msf/233627591.html. Shake it. Shake it again. Tap it on the ground. If you are happy with the results (read: if you aren’t covered with dead tree needles), ask the tree lot attendant … Continue reading

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