Category Archives: Garden Essays and Favorite Authors

Friends? Gardeners? Anyone out there?

Dear determined gardening friends, Indy and Dee in particular, If anyone saw my garden this very minute they would be shocked and dismayed. SHOCKED! I tell you. The new sandstone retaining wall is about half finished. Some of the rudbeckia … Continue reading

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A gardener’s lament, deal with it and eat it

Having whined my way back from vacay, time now to step up to the dinner plate and get my act back together. How can I possibly call myself a gardener and still sit here whining about the ripe Sun Gold … Continue reading

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Dear Friends and Gardeners: I’m baaaaaaaack!

Dear Dee and Carol, This is a good picture, a HAPPY picture, not to be confused with the dismal picture that is the garden at Ranch du Bois, week 21. I essentially left my garden to fend for itself for … 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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GBBD for June 2009

To all my fellow Idaho gardeners/garden bloggers, I hope you are doing the Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. Its not too late to run out side, snap some picks and link over to May Dreams Gardens. Come on! Here’s my offering … Continue reading

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Dear Carol and Dee (friends and gardeners, week 15)

Dear Carol and Dee, my gardening friends, Good Grief! Egads! For crying out loud! What is WITH this rain? This is going to go down as one of the wettest Junes on record for Boise, Idaho. It has rained every … 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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Dear Friends and Gardeners, Dee and Carol,

Hooray Hooray, it’s FINALLY MAY! Dear gardening friends, Week 9 and I am giddy with anticipation and happiness in the garden. The promise of the new season, which is finally here, so much potential and so many possibilities and I … 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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