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

On Sunday we held the 20th annual garden tour to benefit the Idaho Botanical Garden. Besides having a wonderful turnout, we had folks clamoring for the plant list for Meg Robert's and Mark Torf's waterwise landscape in the foothills. Here it is: Meg’s...

Good grief. Let's just pile it on. So today, there is a hideous article about salmonella in almonds and the almond industry's response to steam them clean or strafe them with some bad-ass chemical. I started looking in the pantry and decided...

I love this e-newspaper, the NEW WEST. It's a wonderful roundup (oh, yes, I meant to say that) of news articles and musings from reporters and writers in the Intermountain West. Every week, I make a point of checking out Kisha Schlegel's articles. ...

Never a dull moment here in Boise. Especially when it comes to the weather. One week ago today, we were bobbing around in the Lily Pond, drinking Bobby Flay drinks (dark rum with Newman's Virgin Lemonade). The temp was a meager 99 degrees....

Well, actually I do. I just bought two of them. Leave it to me to drag home the most obscure plant(s) in the valley. Just to try them out. I figure that kind of behavior gives me cred as a totally...

OK, all you Idaho gardeners and Master Gardeners and Advanced Master Gardeners and any wannabe gardeners, here is the new website for the University of Idaho Extension and the Master Gardener program.There's a wonderful picture of one of my fave-OH-right gardeners, the one and...

My apologies to those of you who visit often looking for something fun to read. The week before Memorial Day is always just completely chaotic in the garden business. Everyone wanted it done...

Some days it's street food and other days its grazing in the driveway. Today's snack: alpine strawberries. Those perfumey, crimson, little jewels were perfectly ripe so I plucked every last one of them and popped them all in my mouth at once....