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

One of my favorite plantings in the garden at Ranch du Bois consists of three apples, each espalier with 6 different apple varieties. It takes a little work to stay on top of the pruning but I don't mind. I find whacking away at...

If I am remiss in my postings, sorry. I am in the midst of putting together (editing and writing) the 384 page Rocky Mountain Gardener's Guide. It's to be published and on store shelves in January 2011. So, I am poring over plant profiles...

A little while back, I told you about the faboo new plant I have for my garden. Actually, I bought more than one: I bought a flat. That would be 18 Red Feathers, echium aoneum, from Plant Select. It was brought to my attention...

If someone out there can give me the specific difference between Autumn Crocus and Meadow Saffron, I'd sure appreciate it. I've been working on the Rocky Mountain Gardener's Guide and this one has me totally hung up. Annuals, check. Perennials, check. Edibles, check. Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, whaaaaaaaa. Groundcovers, check....

Dear Dee and Carol, I am suffering from a severe case of weather whiplash. How long ago was it snowing? Yesterday? A month ago (May 26th) it snowed. Today it was 101 in the shade. Yes, the long low whiny sound is coming from me. It...

Gardening 365 - Day 177 It was an eye opening trip to Utah this last weekend. We've got this garden + water thing all wrong. So wrong so wrong so wrong. I am still processing all that I learned and will share as soon as I...

Fascinating project in Kaysville, UT. The Utah Botanical Center and Utah House are designed to show homeowners and citizens of the arid mountain west how to have bountiful, beautiful landscapes with very little supplemental water. Putting their money where their bright ideas are, the Utah...

Gardening 365 - Day 175 The boys are in charge of Ranch du Bois for a couple days. I am headed out for an all garden extravaganza. This is my idea of gardening.: Up and out the door, by 7 am. Take a motor coach to Ogden,...