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

Finally! Just when you thought it was too cold and windy to go out. It is. In spurts. But the weathermen (pshaw, what do they know?) are saying warm and nice for the next week. We shall see, we shall see. Meanwhile, had a lovely opening...

Aha! Today is the official last frost date in Boise, ID. I don't trust em one bit -partly because it is actually the AVERAGE last frost date, which by definition means half the time it happens earlier and half the time it happens later. Emphasis...

Whacked the daylights out of the apple espalier. Its the perfect time (for me) to do this, as I can see all the fruiting spurs. HA! They are the ones w/the big old blossoms or the remnants of blossoms. I wouldn't know a fruiting spur...

Planted some violet podded pole beans, check. Planted the golden pole beans, check. Planted one of the 7 tomatoes, check. Admired the baby teensy weensy pears on the new pear espaliers, check. Eyeballed the apple espalier while sizing it up for a whacking, check....

Gawd I love the plant sale! It's like the best party EVER at the (Idaho Botanical) garden. Oh sure, they do fundraisers and fancy doin's there, but there is nothing like the hub bub of a bunch of happy plant geeks snatching up the...

Ok, I waved my arms and bossed people around on a big project today. My favorite kind of work. It involved mondo trees and lots of space. More to do. Still working on the BIG project. A leetle more time consuming than I thought. And that...

Rain snow mixed w/sunshine and the occasional rainbow. BIG gardening day. Purchased 2 very orange hanging flowers what-ever-the-hell-they-are they are going in the two big driveway pots if it every gets warm. Planted the blueberries. Hung out the laundry so it could freeze dry. Re-worked the plant library for...

Aren't these charming? I've been going through this beautifully illustrated book and thinking of getting out my watercolors. ...