Category Archives: Journal entries

Perfect in Pairs: Climbing roses and clematis

The quintessential combo: climbing roses with clematis scampering through, over and around. Do try this at home. At the Idaho Botanical Gardens, we used New Dawn roses (plus purple Japanese Wisteria) with General Sikorski and Etoile Violette clematis. Here’s another … Continue reading

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Fire Spinner Delosperma spinning out of control!

Wow! gotta love Plant Select’s Fire Spinner. Here it is in all its glory at my buddy Jeff Lightbody’s garden. I tried to capture the iridescence of the blooms, but I guess you just can’t capture magic. Trust me, it’s … Continue reading

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P Allen Smith welcomes us to Moss Home Farm and Arkansas

Two weeks ago, I had the great good fortune to participate in the Garden 2 Blog gathering in Little Rock, Arkansas. P. Allen Smith and crew were exceptional hosts. It had been a long time since I was in Little … Continue reading

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Plant sales galore and more!

Two for the price of one on May 4: the Idaho Botanical Garden and Boise Garden Club will be conducting dueling plant sales that day. Since they are just a few blocks apart, let me suggest you shop early and … Continue reading

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P Allen Smith fans and friends and the G2B13 Challenge

Friends, Romans, Countrymen/women, get your clickers ready: yours truly is going to visit P Allen Smith and friends at Moss Mountain Farm  in Arkansas. The fabulous cookware maker, Le Creuset is a sponsor. They gave each of us our choice … Continue reading

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Where to find me

I am often asked about Pinterest, my radio talks, etc. Here’s the latest contact info: My email is maryann@idahogardener.com. Feel free to write to me. I can be tracked down on my blog: www.gardensofthewildwildwest.com. You can hear me on the … Continue reading

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Now it’s a dahlia obsession

To go with those luscious lilies, I have a passel of dahlias to “pre-start,” today. Several years ago, my great horticulture coach, John Dodson, taught me how to jump start my dahlias. They are all about warm weather, so you … Continue reading

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Red Hot Mama (Lilies for Rockin’ the Rocky Mountain Garden)

A few years back, during a Garden Bloggers’ Fling adventure in Buffalo (Garden City USA by anyone’s count), I fell head over heels for the gorgeous lily, Scheherezade. An “Orientpet,” its the best of two different types of lilies, the … Continue reading

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Raw Materials: Roots in Idaho

With the best characteristics of Idahoans and folks from the Intermountain West, Raw Materials placemats, napkins, aprons and giftbags are straightforward, hardworking, and no nonsense. Check them out here: http://www.rawmaterialsdesign.com/our-roots.html. They’ll have a booth at Farm Chicks, in Spokane, June … Continue reading

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