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

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...

A little known factoid: The City of Boise, Community Forestry Department has some very VERY nice wood mulch available for a suhweeet price: $15 per cubic yard. This is a medium size, shredded bark, a little dusty at first, but once you water it down,...

[caption id="attachment_12146" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Gardens: Great Ideas from Pinterest. [/caption] Several friends have written recently, about using Pinterest (the HOT HOT HOT social media site) as a gardening tool. Amen. It's a wonderful thing. I fell hard for Pinterest. In no time I had a...