Category Archives: Favorite Nurseries

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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EARTH DAY HURRAY!

In honor of Earth Day, the true Mother’s Day (Mother Nature, silly!), I recommend taking in as many plant sales as possible. Here’s the short list: Friday and Saturday, April 24th & 25th, Annual Plant Sale at the Idaho Botanical … Continue reading

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GBBD April 15, 2009

Friends and neighbors, Here’s our paltry showing for this month. As I write this, the snow is coming down off the Foothills in a flurry of what I hope are the last gasps of winter. Go away snow. A couple … Continue reading

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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 Carol and Dee, March 16th, 2009

March 16th, Dear Caroland Dee, Here we are, the middle of March, the Ides of March, the first day of the Roman New Year . In ancient history, the Ides coincided with a full moon. I am certainly restless enough … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day or Remembrance of Things Past

February may be the shortest month as far as calendar days go, but in my gardener’s mind, it is the longest, coldest, and dismal. With that in mind, I stolled around the garden, taking care to review what once was … 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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Things I was digging in 2008

Even if you kick your feet and scream NO! I’ll bet most of you do a teensy weensy bit of reflection on where you’ve been and where you are headed in the New Year. In January, I reviewed the trends, … Continue reading

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Sure, I’ll take a couple of those.

Good grief. I am going off on a rant here. The ranties over at Garden Rant will appreciate it even if you don’t. I ask you, isn’t there a better way to spend $70,000 than to have someone install a … Continue reading

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Truth or Dare

Pulled two hours of garden time this afternoon, deadheading, making futile stabs at the spotted (a.k.a. nasty-ass) spurge, and making mental notes of all the things I hate about my garden this time of year and honey, the list is … Continue reading

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