Rolling Into Spring…

I  know these two lines are familiar, probably very familiar... But have you ever considered them in the context of the arrival of Spring?  As I was huffing and puffing in a workout, listening to these lines, I couldn't help but think of the beauty of Spring and how excited I am, once again for …

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Friday Favorite: Rhubarbtinis for celebrating…Summer of course!

Summer = celebrating the outdoors!  There's no end to the things you can do. Whether it be barbecuing, boating, camping, golfing, hiking, biking, swimming, rafting or even just shading it's a special time to enjoy the lovely outdoors with family and friends. After those sun-soaked days filled with fun you'll need a quintessentially summer refresher and …

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Purple Rain, Purple Reign

Now maybe it's because I was in high-school and college in the 80's that certain Prince songs are permanently embedded in my brain, but the other day an old favorite popped into my head while perusing the garden. Purple rain, purple rain....purple rain, purple rain... Yes, we had just received another shower (we are having so …

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Wistful For Wisteria

It's that time of year...the wonderful blooms of Wisteria whisk you away to dream about possibilities...Possibilities of many things I suppose, but if you're a gardener and don't have Wisteria, it's likely you are dreaming of possibilities of adding an arbor, utilizing a fence or deciding if the patio or porch needs an attractive adornment …

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Apple Espalier Makes The Day!

Another cool, blustery spring day makes one wonder when the "normal" temps are going to start for this year!  Many perennials are getting off to a slow start but the cool weather hasn't hindered my apple espalier (pronounced es-PAL-yay) one bit.  The Fuji apple tree has doubled, maybe tripled its blossoms this year making a …

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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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