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

Yes, friend and neighbors, there is a gorgeous little Eden out Warm Springs Avenue in Boise. At the Idaho Botanical Gardens, tucked into one corner, is one of my favorite places: The Contemporary English Garden. Yup, its a desert here. Yup, we still can do...

Gardening 365 - Day 173. And you thought all I did was dig in the dirt? Today was the launch of Great Garden Speakers, where we put top notch speakers and their audiences together. Have an event, need a speaker? Are you a garden wizard and...

Gardening 365 - Day 172 Dear Pals o' Mine, Ahem. AHEM! If you were wondering why I was a little slow in posting AGAIN this week, well, let me tell you. I couldn't hold my head up or get my fingers to the keyboard to write another "grow-nothing"...

Gardening 365 - Day 171 This may not count because I did not walk the labyrinth or pray to the garden gods at the Summer Solstice. I did, however, participate in my own kind of pagan ritual, along with 3000 of my dearest pagan pals....

Gardening 365 - Day 170 I know its bad form to dis the weather, especially when it rains in the desert. But, it's truly slowing the progress and production of my garden. I'll settle instead for these awesome cloud formations. And remember the coolth fondly ...

Gardening 365 - Day 169 I've been known to rant a bit about the abuse of drought tolerant gardens. And frankly, I am sick and freakin' tired of people pronouncing xeric (zear-ick) as "zer-o". When they are done right, with a good eye toward color, there is...

Friends, I adore Wallace Stegner's writings. His descriptions of the American West make my heart soar. A couple of the most elegantly turned phrases in particular: Native home of hope. Geography of hope. I found this at the website of the Center of the American West and...

Gardening 365 - Day 167 All this rain and coolish weather has actually helped one garden in Boise - The Oppenheimer Heirloom Rose Garden at the Idaho Botanical Garden. Oh it was a gorgeous, headily fragrant sight this morning. Here's rosa Veilchenblau, and while technically not...