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

Working on presentation that is wayyyyyyy far away in August. Or so it seems on a cold January day in Boise. Can't tell you what right now, but stay tuned. Submitted a query for three magazine articles. They all have to do with gardens of the...

MUST. FIND. HOME. FOR. DICHELOSTEMMA BULBS --- which have been languishing on the counter for two months. And today, write my garden column for Mary Jane's Farm Girls' Newsletter....

Things accomplished before 9 am today: A quick review of Allergy-Free Gardening by Tom L. Ogren. Goal: to utilize more allergy-free plants in garden landscapes and to educate others re: Ogren's 1-10 scale of allergy inducing plants. Had a quickie look-see at the new White Flower Farm...

Two things today (already!), perused the White Flower Farm catalog, made a mental note to check on my very expensive Mara des Bois strawberries they had to replace last year. Went over the clematis spreadsheet I created for the new plantings at the Idaho Botanical...

Today was no small accomplishment, I kid you not. Got Flyboy, the undergardener to OK my two new mondo-sized raised beds. Heehee. I did not tell him I am expecting him to construct them. Tomorrow, we shall try to sway him on the new chicken...

I've decided to try a little project, keeping track of what I do that is garden related, 365 days of the year. Yes, I eat, breath, dream, read, work gardens every day. January 1: I organized all my seed catalogs, alphabetically. More importantly, I put...

Awwwww shucks. EveryONE’s a winner! It’s been a joy to read these Why I Garden essays during the cold and dark of winter. Your passion, my gardening friends/fiends, is delicious. I enlisted the helpful eyes and minds of May Dreams Gardens and Red Dirt...

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