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Swallowtail butterflies “puddling”

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Busy as a beaver

The cute dog is not guilty. He’s just there for “scale” . TweetShare

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Bluer than Blue Camas (Camassia)

I get my religion in places like this:   and here, too: and  here: AMEN. TweetShare

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The not-so-mellow Mello garden in West Asheville – Fling 2012

I love a gutsy garden. And the gutsy gardener who makes it. Here you go. TweetShare

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Peonies and Mary Oliver

This morning the green fists of the peonies are getting ready to break my heart as the sun rises, as the sun strokes them with his old, buttery fingers and they open — pools of lace, white and pink — … Continue reading

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I wish you a thundercloud

June 19, 1937 Dear Cedric, A strange thing happened to me today. I saw a big thundercloud move down over Half Dome, and it was so big and clear and brilliant that it made me see many things that were … Continue reading

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Creating a Garden Tapestry: Plant identification and photos from the class

Thanks again for such an incredibly warm welcome and kind comments from my day of presenting in Ft. Collins, at the High Plains Workshop. What a great crowd. And a crowd of gardeners! I am late getting to this, but … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Loom.

Or, what’s looming in my future. Black Gilliflower. Ashmead’s Kernel. Spitzenberg. Coming to my door. Tomorrow. YESYESYES! From Trees of Antiquity’s catalogue/description: An old English russet apple, medium size, golden-brown skin with a crisp nutty snap. Fruit explodes with champagne-sherbet … Continue reading

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Is Boise ID and the Treasure Valley truly a USDA Zone 7 Growing Area?

The  recent release of the revised USDA Zone Hardiness Map puts Boise in Zone 7A. I am going on record as ROFL (Rolling on the floor laughing). Anyone here experience the winter of 1990? Sure, it was 22 years ago. … Continue reading

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Superbowl Sunday. For bulbs.

So, while many folks are all spooled up for the Superbowl, I was busy outside, in the sunshine, potting up a whole bunch of bulbs. I had great success last year when I discovered dozens of tulips lurking in the … Continue reading

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