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

Alright, I'll admit it. I am not as spunky as I'd like to be this week, appendectomy and all. And I am totally distracted with getting the garden installation completed for the Boise Flower and Garden Show. And I have been sleeping a...

This information comes at an interesting time in my life. Kisha Schlegel's weekly column in the New West Online Weekly 'Zine touches a very sore subject with me. I could not believe how awful the food was in the hospital. OK, lemon...

It would be a cross between Iron Chef and The Apprentice. Here's how the week is shaping up: Sunday, said good bye to angry appendix. Monday, 5 pm, discover there will be no tulips for the show garden. Local crop not ready yet. Didn't order in from...

I thought it was kind of funny last year when two days before the flower and garden show, the 1200 tulips refused to open on cue because of bad weather and low light. Well, that doesn't even begin to tell you how non-funny my...

This is a grand and loving idea: Friends with Flowers and I found out about the program while reading my friend Kathy Purdy's blog, Cold Climate Gardening.. If anyone out there has any spare time, maybe they could get this going on. Me, I...

Seems like every year, just around Easter, I get all fired up and need to make an enormous mess and production in the kitchen. I gotta have me a southern Maryland Stuffed ham. And here's a weird coincidence: I was surfing the...

Alrighty then. Placed the order for the fluffy new plants. 32 flats to be exact. Here's a partial list of what's going in the show gardens: Achillea 'Salmon Beauty' Geum 'Double Bloody Mary' Helleborus, pink varieties Leucanthemum x s. 'Aglaia Poppies galore, pink and red Chamomile Chives Lavenders (4 varieties) Rosemary Blue...

Quick, name the single most important process in the universe. No, not fermentation. My friends all yelled fermentation as they sat smugly with their cocktails in their fists. It is photosynthesis. Without it we wouldn't exist. Everything we do, eat, make,...