Best NO FUSS Perennials for Attracting Bees and other pollinators in Idaho - Part One - Spring Bloomers

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I have read a lot of lists of the best perennials to attract pollinators, but many of them are written by people who live in other states. I wanted to make my own list of best perennials for  the bees of Southwest Idaho, Treasure Valley, eastern Oregon  .  Our hot dry summers, low humidity, alkaline soils […]

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Essential Garden Tools-My Bucket List

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View from my Kitchen Window

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It’s been a mild fall.  The tree colors have been fabulous and we really have not yet had a hard frost.   The frost has taken out the tomatoes and the basil, and the melons, but there is still plenty of color to be enjoyed! My favorite rose, Mr. Lincoln, has several fragrant blooms. The […]

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I keep worms- worms eat my garbage! I live in the high desert and the weather outside this summer has been hot hot, hot! So, I cannot keep the worms outside, even in the shade, when the temperatures reach into the high 90’s in deep shade. Wet burlap wrapped around the worm bin stayed wet […]

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