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

Most of the weathermen/women in our area are calling today, the 21st, the first day of fall. It's not. The autumnal equinox takes place on Saturday, at 2:03 am, Mountain Daylight Time. Ahhhhhhh, fall. The finest time of year in my...

This just in from my friend Liz Dodson: Rare find of new tree...

This is the time to clean up the garden, and a great time to divide the perennials that are overcrowded. A great reference for what, how, and what NOT to do is at the Clemson University website. Peonies and poppies hate to be...

Just spent the last three hours putting up a couple dozen jars of dill pickles. Egad, I hope they all seal. Every year I ask myself why I make pickles when they are a buck and a half a jar at the grocery store? Does anyone...

Once again I am dazzled at the range of weather that can occur here in Paradise. On Wednesday, it was 92. Today, all of 63 degrees and snow at higher elevations. Smoke is gone. Red flag alerts, over. Long underwear, out...

Now is a great time to take stock of your garden. What worked this year and what didn't. Got holes in the garden that need to be fluffed up? Bad combos? I have a soft pink monarda that is right next...

Just stepped outside, 9:o7pm to the not-so-fragrant odor  of mosquito spray being dumped all over the North End and various other parts of city.  Disgusting?  Yeah, especially when the spray they are using doesn't do squat to kill the larvae.  Never mind that killing the...

Marianne Binnetti is a terrific gardener and garden writer from the Seattle area.  I have put a link here for her tips on dealing with the dreaded "unwanteds" of the garden.  Nasty little things like slugs and earwigs.  Getting my bags packed and leaving the hair...