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

Next year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Muriel and Diana Kirk English Garden creation at the Idaho Botanical Garden. As most gardens do, this one has grown...

[caption id="attachment_12701" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Clockwise from top left:Agastache rupestris and iceplants,  hardy plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides )Ice Plant (Delosperma 'Table Mountain'), Sedum 'Angelina,' Sedum 'Autumn Joy' and Chamaebatiaria millefolium or desert sweet fernbush.[/caption] The planting is by Willowglenn Landscape....

[caption id="attachment_12698" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Sooner or later, everyone comes up against this garden issue.[/caption]   Powdery mildew. Just another garden problem. While it may not kill your plants, it certainly stresses them out, reducing the productivity and makes them really ugly. In spite of the "mildew" moniker,...

Into the Nest : This book has been officially approved by the neighbor kids. Earlier this summer, a mama Mourning .dove made a nest on a branch just outside their dining room window. Low and behold! Not one, but two eggs were laid. Chicks arrived and...

Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis are rock stars to me. Whether they are growing, styling, eating, or creating gardens, I love everything they do. I borrowed this photo from their Instagram feed, and it doesn't do it justice in the sidebar. I want you to...

By the Fourth of July, you can and should prune your perennials to keep them looking good and performing as long as possible. In England, this is called the Chelsea Chop, and it coincides with the Chelsea Garden Show in May. Our season starts much...