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

  Pioneers, settlers, homesteaders created gardens by 1.  Using native local plants 2   Using pass-along plants from family, neighbors, and friends. 3.  Using recycled bottles for borders and yard art (bottle trees, etc.) 4.  Reseeding annuals that don't have to be purchased each year (petunias, poppies, larkspur,     cockscomb, etc.) 5.  Proven perennials...

The two word title of this post belies the actual amount of work I've put into this subject of late. I am on a quest to discover as many old time "pioneer" plants as I possibly can. I am the first to admit, it was...

Continuing along with the thread "instead of that ol' plant try this! (new and better plant)", I'd like you to seek and find and plant the fantastic Kintzley's Ghost Honeysuckle. It's show stopping appearance demands a double take. What is that? Eucalyptus? As a vine? From...

In my continuing quest for better plants/better gardens (for myself -you can plant whatEVER you like) I have come to positively LOVE LOVE LOVE ribes aureum, or golden currant bush. Native to many parts of the US, this plant has so much going for it....

Top row: Mr. Stripey, Black Prince Russian. Bottom row: Aunt Ruby's Green German, SunGold cherry, and the fabulous Costulata Genovese. All heirlooms but the SunGold....

It's about time I had something to share! With thanks to Carol of May Dreams for doing GBBD. [caption id="attachment_11171" align="aligncenter" width="525" caption="Glory be!"][/caption]...

Folks, Having some coding issues (don't EVEN ask) with the old Notebook theme, so I've switched over to a clean cut one, and will continue to work with that for awhile. Besides, it's always good to do a little spring cleaning. BTW, those are the dogwood...