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

THE FUN TOPIC of the day/week/month/year is the new interest in home gardening. This could be YOU! Even the White House is getting in on the act. Mrs. Obama and some school children broke ground last week for the White House Vegetable Garden. So much has...

Dear Friends and Gardeners (Carol and Dee), I so look forward to our (now) weekly exchange of notes: where we are in our various states of gardening and fresh optimism for the new season upon us. I am almost certain you all noted the vernal equinox...

March 16th, Dear Caroland Dee, Here we are, the middle of March, the Ides of March, the first day of the Roman New Year . In ancient history, the Ides coincided with a full moon. I am certainly restless enough to howl at a full moon. I...

Let me start off with a great big whine. Want some cheese with that whine? Whaaaaaaa. Here's what's up in my garden: some crocus, a fistful of hellebores, and and iris reticulata. Pretty slim and pathetic pickins. I haven't even FOUND and violas or pansies...

Harry Weekes is a writing teacher at the Community School in Sun Valley Idaho. My dear friend, Julie Caldwell, told me about hearing Mr. Weekes reading this at the school's commencement program. Thanks to both of them - Julie for passing it on, and Harry...

I'll be back on the radio tomorrow morning, bright and oh-so-early! Tune into the River, 94.9 fm on your radio dial to catch me on the morning show with Ken and Tim. We'll be talking about planning our vegetable gardens for the most productive and...

Dear Carol and Dee, We certainly picked a wild day to start writing about our gardens. I have a virtual “white out” with snow here in Boise - it’s barely 30 degrees. I see from the weather reports Dee is a warm, sunny, and clear at...

The National Gardening Association (NGA), conducted a survey in January asking about 2008 food gardening activities and plans for 2009 activities. Here are some highlights: In 2008, 36 million households (31%) had a food garden. In...