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Lewis’s Monkeyflower

This beauty was first reported by the Corps of Discovery on August 12, 1805, at Lemhi Pass, Montana. TweetShare

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Aconitum columbianum or Columbian larkspur: tall and elegant

C:\Users\Mary Ann\Desktop\Aconitum columbianum or Columbian larkspur TweetShare

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Deadly. Pretty but Deadly.

While birds can eat the berries with no problem, these berries are highly toxic to people, often causing cardiac arrest. TweetShare

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Wildflowers, WOW!

Same trip from Ketchum to Fairfield ID, via Warm Springs Road, down through the Castle Rock fire burn area. These are Ranger’s Buttons. How cool are they? TweetShare

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Cool stuff in the mountains of Idaho

http://www.gardensofthewildwildwest.com/wp-admin/post-new.php# We stopped for a picnic on our way through the mountains. These aspen trees had been carved with initials. Lovers? TweetShare

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FIREWISE: Critical Information for your home.

FIREWISE LANDSCAPING Wildfires are a part of life in the great American west. You can greatly reduce the risk of wildfire burning your home by practicing “firewise landscaping.” This is the practice of creating a “defensible” space” around your home … Continue reading

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THE WREATH RECIPE BOOK: A BEAUTY

STUDIO CHOO does it again! Inspiration for creating magic with sprigs, twigs, flowers and fruit from the garden or the field. Make a wreath, a swag, a gift. TweetShare

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From Zone 4 Magazine: Orange Tomato Jam with Smoked Paprika

This recipe is from the latest issue of Zone 4 Magazine, where I found a great article on Marisa McClellan’s Preserving by the Pint. Sungold tomatoes are delicious and wildly productive (read: a lot!) I thought it would be a … Continue reading

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Silver Award from Garden Writers.

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Wine cups. You want several.

Wine cups are a wonderful, waterwise/drought tolerant, colorful, plant for any garden in Mountain States. Heck, for any garden! I found my original plants at a Fred Meyer ?store in Boise. They can be mail ordered from High Country Gardens, … Continue reading

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