A Tale of Two Mulches

Which do you prefer on the garden floor: the varying texture of fallen leaves, or the fine-grained uniformity of wood chips? When I began making this new garden, I was able to get ...

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Strategies for a new age

It’s not just what’s happening “out west.” Water management of every kind is a huge issue for everybody, so I have been listening and reading with great interest to all that’s happening ...

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Canning for Ultra-Beginners

Refrigerator pickles: my first solo canning project I’m by no means a whiz in the kitchen, and honestly, I prefer to eat my garden veggies raw when possible. However, they are piling ...

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Garden Ephemera

The ephemeral flight of hot air balloons over my garden just after sunrise provides a sense of place. (Boise is a ballooning hot spot.) During this season of relative cold and darkness, ...

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Roses without Chemicals, After Knock Outs

Peter Kukielski speaking at Behnke Nurseries. Meet Peter Kukielski, former curator of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanic Garden, who suddenly had to give up spraying when the city banned pesticide use ...

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