Category Archives: Book Reviews

Botany of Desire

Michael Pollan’s fascinating book Botany of Desire has been made into a compelling documentary, scheduled for Prime Time, on PBS, October 28th. It will air at 8pm in the Boise area. Of course, check your local TV listings for the … Continue reading

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Dear Friends and Gardeners, Week 24 (24???!!!)

No wonder I am tired of gardening. But wait! I’m making a comeback, maybe today and tomorrow only, but a two day respite is better than no respite. Along with my sound advice channeled via KD Lang, don’t smoke in … Continue reading

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Best recipes for garden vegetables

I know, I know! How boring is that post title? It is SO NOT me. When I went to Amazon.com in search of the best vegetable garden cookbooks, I could pull up more than 200 and sometimes 600 matches. There’s … Continue reading

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GBBD July 15, 2009

Not to be left out of the big doin’s, here’s my little upload for Bloom Day, July 2009-a small selection of what is blooming in the garden at Ranch du Bois. It is blazing hot and hard to photograph all … Continue reading

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Dear Friends and Gardeners (week 18)

Dear Carol and Dee, Once again, I am amazed: WEEK 18??? What the heck? July 5th? Where do the days go? Days, where do the weeks go? Not a great deal to report from Ranch du Bois. Rasberries still producing … Continue reading

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Need I say it again: Think Local

Your poor ears and eyes have been bombarded forever now with the admonishment/encouragement/plea to think, eat and buy local. I know that, so here are a couple of handy little tips and reference points to help you along in your … Continue reading

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Catching up: Chicago Trip for Garden Bloggers

Reader, let me be the first to apologize for leaving you turning in the wind, without ballast, these last few weeks. I know, I KNOW! It’s prime gardening season and I have been MIA. Sorry. So sorry. We all get … Continue reading

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GBBD (May 09) and a collage for you

Finally! Here’s my Bloom Day post, for Carol over at May Dreams Gardens. Since everyone was getting fancy w/you tube videos and background music, I put mine in a collage. So there. left to right: top row: wisteria & Boise; … Continue reading

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Shout out to Idaho Garden Bloggers

Hey all! I want to send you over to see what ELSE is going on the wild world of Idaho gardening. Here are some kindred spirits. Stop by and say hey!: Seasonal Wisdom Small Goat Garden

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Dear Friends and Gardeners, Week #8

Wow! Can you believe we are on week eight? Dear Carol and Dee, Dear Friends and Gardeners, Things are really starting to pop here at Ranch du Bois. We had three days of 80+ temps and bright sunshine which makes … Continue reading

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