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

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...

Peter Piper pshaaaaaaaw. Here's what I did on my summer vacation: And that's just the "half of it." I've got another 10 pounds of gorgeous fresh cucumbers that will make another batch of 16-20 pts of dills tomorrow. Then, if I am still standing, I'll get...

Fall Flower Show and Seminars Sponsored by Idaho Horticulture Society and 36th Street Garden Center “Autumn Breeze; Falling Leaves” Designs—Horticulture—Education September 18: Noon-5pm September 19: 10am-4pm Location: 36th Street Garden Center 3823 N. Garden Center Way, Boise Corner of...

One way to jerk yourself up by the bootstraps is to place a big fat optimistic order for spring blooming bulbs. Do it when the temperatures at home are, say, 104, on a dog day of August. Get a big glass of ice tea, park...

The dew is off the rose. It's the high heat time of August. Range fires go on around me. And thoughts turn to bulbs. Those magic little packages of promise, dressed in their dry, brown flaky tunics. Ah, yes, the promise of yet another spring. So...

Sone folks will recall my fascination with the plant, erigyngium yuccafolium, or rattlesnake master. I call it the darling of the Plains. So there I was, standing at the Lurie, once again, face to face with this incredible plant: Isn't that cool? I planted several in...

Friends. Pals. Anyone out there? I give up. No, not forever. But for the season. Can't take it anymore. Not another minute. The Pretty Much Picasso petunias are completely faded and have almost quite blooming. The dahlias were DOA. Dead on my arrival (I was in Chicago...