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

I am certain I've gone off on this book before. But I read it about once a year, to simply keep myself grounded. Tonight I googled Kenneth Helphand and Defiant Gardens and came up with a website to boot: If you haven't read Defiant Gardens,...

I'm often asked "what would be a great gift idea for the gardener on my Christmas list?" Hoo Boy! I have a list. Yes I do! Right now, if you hustle, your local independent garden centers (not the big boxes) have specialty, gorgeous, ginormous Amaryllis...

Orange, Tango to be sure, is the new hot color for 2012 according to Panatone, the wizards and soothsayers of color culture. THIS YEAR: TANGERINE TANGO    Fashion images from the LA Times.                 LAST YEAR: HONEYSUCKLE                       This is good, since I live in a peachy colored house, or pale salmon?...

Last year, for Christmas, my BFF gave me one of these wonderful "POSTCARDEN" kits. I had a blast growing it on the kitchen counter. It's a lot of fun to play with these after the amaryllis are shot and before the forsythias can be forced....

From the legendary plantsman, Michael A. Dirr, another brilliant tome:"Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs". This is the book every garden center worth its trees should have at the ready. Any nursery I work with has the old edition: a falling-apart-mud-splashed copy under the checkout counter....