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We garden where it’s high and oh so dry…where the deer and the buffalo roam.

[caption id="attachment_12094" align="alignleft" width="400"] Showy milkweed a/k/a Asclepias speciosa[/caption] Does everyone but me know how great this smells? The occasional showy milkweed plant that shows up in the garden is treated as an honored guest and is much adored. I was pruning something next to it and...

At the Idaho Botanical Gardens, we have an arbor loadedwith blossoms and the brilliant 'Dortmund' climbing rose. I am going to push for the addition of a Henryi clematis to go with. Well, actually, to go over, around and through. Make that two of them....

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. [caption id="attachment_12080" align="alignleft" width="400"] New Dawn roses...

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 stunning. This planting began with...

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 Rock (a couple decades, in...

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 often. ...

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 of color for the small...

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 River Radio, 94.9 Boise ID. Podcasts are at...