Idaho

  • japanese beetles on a leaf
    How-To

    How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

    It was long thought that Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica) would not survive in our Mountain West climate; after all, they like humidity and moisture. But when they were introduced into…

  • tall pink sedum
    Design

    Upright Sedums Dazzle in Autumn

    Earlier this year I highlighted some of my favorite ground-cover sedums. But I can’t ignore the taller, upright sedums, or stonecrops, which are extremely showy in fall. Upright sedums are…

  • Canada thistle in bloom
    How-To

    Remove These Regional Invasive Plants

    I am fortunate to live with open space adjacent to my backyard. It provides beautiful views and access to nature and abundant wildlife. The only negative aspect is the presence…

  • Ruby Tuesday Heuchera
    Article

    Unusual Fall Perennials for the Mountain West

    In Andy Brand's article Unusual Fall Perennials, he discusses some out-of-the-box plant picks for this spectacular time in the garden: "As we reluctantly accept the inevitable and begin preparing our…

  • plant with purple foliage
    Design

    Purple Shrubs and Trees for Drama in the Garden

    I like to incorporate a lot of color in my gardens. While flowers are a big part of what provides that color, foliage can also play a large role. Leaves…

  • deer and hydrangeas
    How-To

    Do Deer Eat Hydrangeas?

    The arrival of late spring and early summer means just one thing here in New England: hydrangea season. The East Coast is known for the iconic displays those hydrangeas put…

  • miniature house surrounded by little white flowers
    Design

    Wayne’s Idaho Railroad

    Wayne Decker is inviting us into his railroad garden in Chubbuck, Idaho. We’ve visited before (Wayne's Garden Railroad), and now he’e sharing how thing are looking as spring turns into…

  • sedums
    Article

    Colorful Creeping Sedums for the Mountain West

    While succulents have been all the rage in recent years as easy-care houseplants, I’ve been planting hardy varieties in my garden for years. Sedums (Sedum spp. and cvs., Zones 3–11)…

  • spring-flowering trees
    Design

    Unusual Spring-Flowering Trees for the Mountain West

    Who doesn’t love flowering trees? When blooming, they provide stunning focal points in the landscape. While crabapples (Malus spp. and cvs., Zones 4–8) and hawthorns (Crataegus spp. and cvs., Zones…

  • wide view of wave hill alpine house
    Design

    The Wave Hill Alpine House

    Today’s photos were sent in by Sandra Schaller. Sandra works at Wave Hill, a fantastic public garden in the Bronx in New York City. She recently took over care of…