Join me . . .

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

My friend Ardie sent this: This spring I planted some acorn squash bushes behind my back fence. The dream was to have dozens of fresh squash to share with my neighbors. The dream died slowly and one by one the plants, lacking sun withered and died except for one...

Here's what I planted in the garden today: [gallery] I may need to cover them with some plastic in the coldest part of winter, but right now, the large pots I used are sitting in the sunniest spots in the garden. Taking total advantage of that free...

I have a thing for color. Big, bright, bold, beautiful color. No nude, beige, tan, taupe or ecru for this girl. Give me the Crayolas and a box of 96 if you please. And make it snappy. So, I was doing a little research into a...

Michael Pollan's fascinating book Botany of Desire has been made into a compelling documentary, scheduled for Prime Time, on PBS, October 28th. It will air at 8pm in the Boise area. Of course, check your local TV listings for the correct time where you live....

ewwwwwwweeeeew. I have never been fond of these, but I had the chance to take this pic w/my groovy new camera. So, I am sharing it with you, in all its technicolor glory. Name: Argiope aurantica, commonly called the Golden Orb-weaver , Yellow Garden Orbweaver, or...

I spoke about seed saving the other day, on the River Radio show with Ken and Tim. Here's the link you need : www.seedsave.org. And here is another local resource, Margaret Lauterbach's column in the Idaho Statesman, click here. ...

Dear Dee and Carol, OK, so I still have two good months I can spend in the gardens of Ranch du Bois. But a lot of plants are winding down, exhausted and fried. They gave it their all and in some cases, that wasn't enough. The...