After many years of gardening in Idaho I have come to a conclusion about how I will grow my garden. I am tired of pampering plants, I am tired of buying some new beautiful variety to find out in a year or two, they don’t like my soil, or the humidity or the winter snow […]
Fall Blooming Here is a SHORT list of fall blooming plants that grow well in Idaho heat low humidity alkaline soils do not require a lot of water. These are the best flowers I have found. This is not a complete list by any means, and if you have some suggestions- I will add them! Asters: […]
You’ve heard of the “people of Walmart”, well, here is “the plants of Walmart”. I wanted to see if I could plant a pretty pot with the most common annuals that you can purchase at Walmart. Here is a photo: This pot has “wave” brand petunias, purple and pink, white alyssum, and blue annual lobelia. […]
How many times have you stepped outside, done a little gardening and then realized you left sometime indoors that you need right now? So you go traipsing through the kitchen, down the carpeted hall and retrieve it. Retracing your steps, you realize you have left a long muddy trail that would put Hansel and Gretel […]
Spring is a busy time for work, but I just have to stop work and take a few photos of all the beautiful trees in bloom. When the heat hits in July and I am tired of working outside, I like to review the spring photos to remember the beauty of spring. This is my […]
Here is a March photo of poppies that have self seeded in my front yard garden. It is always nice to have a lot of volunteers, but this is just too much. In a couple of weeks, I will thin these out, either by pulling them out from the root, or if the roots are […]
I just took this photo this AM, experimenting with a new camera. This worker bee has been busy gathering pollen from the crocuses. Notice his hairy back legs are full of pollen and he has collected some on his front legs as well. The pollen is sometimes referred to as “bee-bread”, and when mixed with […]
Snow and hail Brief snow squall Even though the snow is falling, I could hear the spring birds singing!