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Rocky Mountain Gardeners Handbook

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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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Wow, I’ve been MIA, but I’m baaaaaaaaack. The Dirt Diva is Back.

Pardon my dust and technical difficulties of late. It’s been 3+ weeks since I posted. I am deep into a new manuscript for vegetable gardening in the Rocky Mountain/Intermountain region and a lot of time is spent staring at the … Continue reading

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Stuff that Works, November 11, 2012

As the days get shorter and shorter, colder and colder, its nice to sit in here and ponder some of the finer things in life. Here’s the short list for this week: We made a little detour on our road … Continue reading

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Oriental Lilies for 2013

Ooooooooh la lah! I am late to the party but I got here all the same. In the last few years I’ve started lusting after lilies. Asiatics, Trumpet, Orientpet, the bigger, the better. ¬†Here’s the latest from B&D Lilies. They … Continue reading

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Stuff that works: October 19, 2012

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Garden Writers’ Symposium Tucson – Day 1

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Stuff that Works October 5, 2012

We’re expecting a good freeze tonight. Well, good only if you’ve had enough gardening for the year. There’s still clean up, still bulbs to be planted, more compost to go on the beds, plant those last 4 shrubs that have … Continue reading

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Harvesting pumpkins and squash

All winter squash should be harvested after the first light frost in our growing area.¬† To harvest winter squash, cut them from the vine leaving a 3 to 4 inch stem on each fruit. Cutting the stem too short or … Continue reading

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More stuff that works (for me)

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I guess I better start calling this my almost weekly column, Stuff That Works, since I let more than a week go by and am just now getting around to size up my list. But it’s a dandy! Bought all … Continue reading

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