Growing Hydrangeas in the Intermountain West

Hydrangeas are a favorite plant for many a gardener.  This includes myself, as the big, romantic blooms of these lush-leafed plants have a most decadent presence in the garden. Since moving to the Boise area, I've struggled with getting more than one hydrangea established in my garden.  Although these shrubs are noted to be hardy …

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In A Vase On Monday: Springtime Fresh

Yippee! It's Monday and I am finally participating in this lovely meme started by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.  For those of you seeing this for the first time, each week, gardeners fill a vase with something beautiful from their gardens, snaps some photos and then write a post about it titled, "In A Vase …

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‘Bowl of Beauty’ (Peony) In The Garden

Peonies are a favorite plant for me. I've even dreamed of owning a Peony farm before... and I'm not alone as I see many garden bloggers with peony-centric posts this time of year! What's not to love when considering rich color, luscious blooms and easy care? Yes, the glorious blooms are short-lived (maybe sort of like …

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The May Garden Means Bodacious Blooms, Tasty Greens And So Much More…

I really can't figure out which is my favorite month of the garden.   I Iove April because of all the wonderful plant awakenings (beautiful foliage everywhere) and the TULIPS! But now that it is May, I love the BIG blooms of peonies and irises, the constant supply of greens and the happy promises of so much …

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Above Average Spring Brings Beautiful Blooms to Boise

Oh my, Spring is here in the Intermountain West! The lovely - and more than typical rain in March has lead to some lovely April blooms.  The absence of heavy frosts and daily wind has been heavenly!  In fact, I'll venture to say it has been an above average Spring for gardeners! It is easy to …

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Spring Planting? Plant A Seed With A Kiddo!

You're a gardener, yes?  But are you also a parent or grandparent?  If so, why not involve any kiddos in your life in a wee bit of gardening this season.  After all,  we want our kids happy and healthy right?  It makes life a whole lot easier and more fun! Have you ever thought about …

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“Art In Bloom” From The Northwest Flower and Garden Show

If you read my last post you know I attended the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle.  One thing I love about this show is that the Washington convention Center is located in the heart of downtown Seattle, so if you've absorbed enough from the garden world, you can head out for a bite …

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