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SNOW Block: It’s that cool

Check out this awesome blog and Linda’s cool project: The SNOW Project TweetShare

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How Plants Work: for your library.

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 Order your copy here: @ Amazon.com or here, @TimberPress.com TweetShare

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Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States

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Lewis’s Monkeyflower, 2nd spotting this year!

And right on schedule, as it was first reported by Lewis and Clark on August 12, 1805. From the Forest Service website, a little background and a link: http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/mimulus_lewisii.shtml Based on their journals, the explorers encountered Mimulus lewisii “on the … Continue reading

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Lewis’s Monkeyflower

This beauty was first reported by the Corps of Discovery on August 12, 1805, at Lemhi Pass, Montana. TweetShare

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Aconitum columbianum or Columbian larkspur: tall and elegant

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Deadly. Pretty but Deadly.

While birds can eat the berries with no problem, these berries are highly toxic to people, often causing cardiac arrest. TweetShare

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Wildflowers, WOW!

Same trip from Ketchum to Fairfield ID, via Warm Springs Road, down through the Castle Rock fire burn area. These are Ranger’s Buttons. How cool are they? TweetShare

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Cool stuff in the mountains of Idaho

http://www.gardensofthewildwildwest.com/wp-admin/post-new.php# We stopped for a picnic on our way through the mountains. These aspen trees had been carved with initials. Lovers? TweetShare

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FIREWISE: Critical Information for your home.

FIREWISE LANDSCAPING Wildfires are a part of life in the great American west. You can greatly reduce the risk of wildfire burning your home by practicing “firewise landscaping.” This is the practice of creating a “defensible” space” around your home … Continue reading

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