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

Or, what's looming in my future. Black Gilliflower. Ashmead's Kernel. Spitzenberg. Coming to my door. Tomorrow. YESYESYES! From Trees of Antiquity's catalogue/description: An old English russet apple, medium size, golden-brown skin with a crisp nutty snap. Fruit explodes with champagne-sherbet juice infused with a lingering scent of orange...

Odd title. But it describes the look of the front perennial border at Ranch du Bois. First, there are the 5 footprints, all about 6 inches deep, where the Undergardener and I took turns sinking into the soil while trying to adjust the rain barrel. And...

If you were in the audience when I spoke at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Friday afternoon/evening, I would very much appreciate your review of my presentation. Go here: www.greatgardenspeakers.com. Thank you. The information from the handout is right here: Creating Garden Tapestries: Designer Tricks and...

For those of you who attended my presentation at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, yesterday afternoon, here is a nice link to the book I mentioned: Ken Druse: Natural Companions. Isn't this a glorious way to select colors for your garden?...

So, while many folks are all spooled up for the Superbowl, I was busy outside, in the sunshine, potting up a whole bunch of bulbs. I had great success last year when I discovered dozens of tulips lurking in the garage - in February. I...

This just in from the evening news: W have WATER! Glorious WATER. Snowpack/moisture content in the last few days = 91% of normal. Add that to last years 100%+ and we are good for 2012 and possibly 2013 depending on summer temps. Woot!...

Yes, they did. And MAN OH MAN! Controversy surrounds it. It puts me, gentle reader, into Zone 7A. We will discuss this after I get up off the floor where I've been rolling and laughing all day. Here's the link: MAP. Keep drilling down on...