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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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The Red Wheelbarrow

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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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Cougar Annie

Here’s a piece I wrote on Cougar Annie. Check it out. http://issuu.com/leafmag/docs/leaf_magazine_spring_2013/49   What’s left standing. TweetShare

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Teeny tiny garden. So tiny.

  The work of an 11 year old girl. This is but one vignette from her amazing fairy garden entry at last year’s Boise Flower and Garden Show. We were so dazzled by it, the 2013 show will feature a … Continue reading

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Our seedy ways: Great seed starting chart

While doing research and making spreadsheets for veg gardening in the Rocky Mountains/Intermountain West, I came across this excellent seed starting chart. It is from the Montana State University and you fill out yourself, based on your hardiness zone. I’ll … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Gardeners Handbook

For a video preview of the book, please click right here >>>>Rocky Mountain Gardeners Handbook. TweetShare

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What I did with my winter vacation

It’s hard to get fired up about gardening when you’ve got 4 inches of snow on the ground, the sanding/de-icing truck goes by a couple times a day and the weather forecast calls for a Winter Storm Advisory. What’s a … Continue reading

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