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

Hey. End of the season. More or less. Less. More? Dee and Carol, This has been one pathetic garden season for me. Not only was I too busy to tend my garden, it was also a crappy crappy season weather-wise. I had a chat this evening...

Here's a tough perennial for the hot high desert garden: gaillardia. I can't recall which cultivar is in the photo, but along with 'Burgundy' , if you stop watering them, they actually perform. No? Oh yee of little faith. I didn't believe it either....

Have you met the sensational members of the Ninebark clan? No? Well, you should. There’s a ninebark for every garden. The new kids on the block are the sons and daughters –offshoots-of the hardy native ninebark, physocarpus opufolius. Found in the colder climates of the...

Pomology Program Annual Fruit Field Day The University of Idaho Annual Fruit Field Day will be held on Friday, September 17, 2010 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. The registration will start at 8:30 am and program will...

Don't be shocked gentle reader. Please don't be. Botany is all about sex and reproduction. I'm sorry to break the news to you, but it is. Plants have a one track mind. If they mind. Or not. So, Isabella Rosselini has created an entire series of...

Just so you don't think I am sitting around resting on my laurels after that big pickle production. No. Today, my buddy Jeff and I spray painted the lines in the lawn for the new flagstone walkway. All the fun, none of the work. I...

I know some folks can't abide the notion of orange flowers in the perennial garden, and I, too, once felt that way. I've since gotten past my prejudice and embrace orange with all the gusto it deserves. Here are a few of my favorite drought...