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Gotta get it now: Durable Plants

From Fulcrum publishing This may be the book of the year for Rocky Mountain garden lovers. The Plant Select organization has showcased all 74 of their tried and true outstanding plants in one concise, beautiful volume. This wonderful handbook includes: … Continue reading

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Dear Friends and Gardeners (March 22, 2009)

Dear Friends and Gardeners (Carol and Dee), I so look forward to our (now) weekly exchange of notes: where we are in our various states of gardening and fresh optimism for the new season upon us. I am almost certain … Continue reading

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GBBD March 15, 2009

Let me start off with a great big whine. Want some cheese with that whine? Whaaaaaaa. Here’s what’s up in my garden: some crocus, a fistful of hellebores, and and iris reticulata. Pretty slim and pathetic pickins. I haven’t even … Continue reading

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Still shopping after all these years

I do believe you might start to see a pattern here: one more packet of seeds has just made the “must have” list:Rudbeckia Cherry Brandy. I’ve seen this in 3 or 4 catalogs, but will wait and pick up a … Continue reading

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What to read next

You all know by now I am a self proclaimed book sl_ t. Same goes for plants, fabrics, and sometimes shoes. But books, books are by far my biggest addiction and so far no intervention has worked. Not that anyone … Continue reading

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Ah’ll be your huckleberry!

Huckleberries could be the reason Idaho is called the Gem State. Wild mountain huckleberries are definitely precious edible gems. They are part of the great Uber Garden plan of the Universe. A gift from a higher minded being. Definitely a … Continue reading

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Devouring “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle”

I know, I know, I KNOW! Most of you are way ahead of me here. But what can I say? I have a stack of books to read that resembles the Leaning Tower, I kid you not. You know that … Continue reading

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Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. All I want for Christmas is………………

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Pick of the Litter

Books I’d rather not live without/my favorite garden books. Included are books for reference, color, plant ID, eye candy, inspiration, admiration and what the heck do I do now……… Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs, Michael Dirr Color in the Garden, … Continue reading

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