Category Archives: Journal entries

Since its original publication nearly thirty years ago, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has helped home gardeners successfully plan, plant, and tend their gardens. Now Tracy DiSabato-Aust’s trusty advice and reassuring tone are back and better than ever in this completely … Continue reading

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The Art of Espalier, or “How to grow more edibles in less space.”

Training trees to grow against a wall, in an ornamental shape, is a centuries old tradition, and one that makes perfect sense for today’s smaller gardens. Fruit trees actually tend to produce better when they are opened up like this, … Continue reading

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It’s dah Berries!

As my grandmother used to say, “Make yourself useful as well as ornamental, dear.” That saying totally applies to the berry plants I mentioned on the River this morning, Check out Raspberry Shortcake and the darling Babycakes…….both from Bushel & … Continue reading

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Just call me Rhuby….

Loving the fresh rhubarb right now. Made a rhubarb dessert. Next up: Rhubarb Brandy and Roasted Rhubarb Jam.

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Bulbs and Bees

What bulbs best attract bees and pollinators to a garden? The answer is simple once one understands how a bee uses sight. Like humans, bees are trichromatic. Whereas humans base their color combinations on blue,red, and yellow, bees base their … Continue reading

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Best New Spring Bulbs for your Mountain States Garden

Or what I am planting this weekend:   I chose spring flowering bulbs that do well where I live. Daffodils are disliked by deer and rodents. I will put the tulips in a jumbo container – yes, all 20 of … Continue reading

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The City of Trees, Nature’s Garden

My oh my, we are having a beautiful autumn:

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2015 Heritage Homes Tour—Don’t Miss It!

One of the best fund raising events (especially for folks who love to do home and garden tours) in Boise. A self-guided walking tour featuring homes in the Kootenai Street Historic Neighborhood. Each paid participant received a booklet with neighborhood … Continue reading

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SNOW Block: It’s that cool

Check out this awesome blog and Linda’s cool project: The SNOW Project And, here’s a great video from KTVB: Right up their alley

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How Plants Work: for your library.

I coulda/shoulda/woulda been a scientist if I hadn’t been terrified of algebra/calculus/chemistry. Instead, I can turn to Linda Chalker Scott’s books. And I do. Regularly. How Plants Work Order your copy here: @ Amazon.com or here, @TimberPress.com

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