Author Archives: Mary Ann Newcomer
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
STUDIO CHOO does it again! Inspiration for creating magic with sprigs, twigs, flowers and fruit from the garden or the field. Make a wreath, a swag, a gift.
This recipe is from the latest issue of Zone 4 Magazine, where I found a great article on Marisa McClellan’s Preserving by the Pint. Sungold tomatoes are delicious and wildly productive (read: a lot!) I thought it would be a … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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.
Special thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for arranging our monthly gardening love fest.