Avert the Garden Mayhem of May! Dig, mix, plant…repeat

It's an overwhelmingly busy time of year in the garden if you live in the Intermountain West.  The temps have climbed to a moderate 60-70ish most days and the soil is warm and ready for digging. Now you may be thinking, "Well, that's what gardener's love to do so really, why the drama about it …

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Busy with Berries

My favorite fruit is berries. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, Marionberries, loganberries, huckleberries and probably others I don't know of yet.  Remember Bubba in Forest Gump and how he liked shrimp?  Well that is how I am with berries. I like them fresh, frozen, heated, blended and maybe even sautéed. I can always enjoy berry pie, …

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This Mother’s Day was for Seizing the Moment and the Helpers

Mother's Day! What a grand holiday  for mothers that are also gardeners!  For it is without a doubt the best day of the year to recruit "garden helpers."  It is a day where the willingness to do something nice for Mom combines with the fresh breath of Spring helping the most hesitant of gardeners get …

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Pot Up Edible Fare with Spring Flare

On this beautiful Spring day I decided to spend some time creating a container garden.  I absolutely love creating gardens in the confined space of a pot.  It is easier to see how the plants will highlight each other and provides instant gratification to set something beautiful on a porch, patio or balcony where there …

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Tulip Tales, Textures and Tapestries

I have to say it can't be officially Spring until the tulips arrive!  No matter where you live, it just seems like Spring is "official" once you spot the gorgeous cup-shaped blooms of brilliantly colored tulips swaying in the breeze.  Tulips are one of my favorite spring flowers and in-part it is because you never …

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As Spring advances, remember the necessities

You know what I mean right?  To a have a fabulous home-cooked meal, you have to go grocery shopping.  Or to have a favorite pair of jeans ready for the weekend you have to do laundry.  Well, it is the same with gardening.  You have to spend some time doing some of the not-so-fun necessities …

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