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

Planning • If you haven’t already sketched out the garden as it was this year, do so now. • If you admired a new and different vegetable or fruit in a friend’s garden—or at the fair—make a note of that. • Continue to keep track of your harvests by...

A couple of links for great seed saving information: SeedSavers.org. Several area nurseries are offering classes in proper seed saving techniques as well. Here's the perfect storage kit for your seeds: from The Seed Keeper Company. Whether you are cleaning and saving seed from your garden,...

click on image for larger view. On the left, fireweed in Hailey, ID, and on the right, near Johnson Creek/Wapiti Meadow Ranch. Fireweed is a common sight in the intermountain west, and even more so in Alaska, where it occupies land recently burned by wildfires....

For about 100 years, a garden has been in place at the Shepp Ranch. Here's a beautiful sampling from the flower beds this year: [caption id="attachment_12181" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Dahlias and a sunflowerShepp Ranch[/caption]...

[caption id="attachment_12217" align="aligncenter" width="512"] The Beaver Creek Fire in the Wood River Valley.Photo by Darin Oswald, Idaho Statesman.[/caption] A recent fire on Hill Road brought danger darn near to the doorstep. For folks in fire prone areas throughout the Intermountain West, and anywhere else, here is...

Ahhhhhhhh, Sun Valley. For me it conjures up images of Baldy (the ski hill), movie stars (Clint Eastwood, Scott Glenn, Demi Moore), kick butt art galleries, good food, good times ---and gardens. Here are three containers that caught my eye this last weekend. (Note to...

Sometimes, I just get overwhelmed with "to much to do" and miss out on GBBD. Not this month. When I was taking these pictures, I made a mental note: these are special, just for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and my buddy Carol, over at May...