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

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,...

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...