Idaho

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    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…

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    Design

    Idaho Gardening with Nich

    Today’s photos are from Nich, who works as a plant breeder and grower at Edward’s Greenhouse in Boise, Idaho, which is in USDA Zone 6. This beautiful view is from…

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    How-To

    Why to Use Raised Garden Beds, Especially in Extreme Climates

    My first foray into gardening was many years ago when my husband and I joined another couple in renting a community garden plot in Arlington, Virginia. We inherited the worst…

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    Design

    6 Great Plants That Tolerate Both Full-Sun and Shade Conditions

    When designing a garden, I am often looking for plant material that tolerates both full-sun and shade conditions. Perhaps the garden bed includes a young tree that currently provides very…

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    Design

    Wayne’s Garden Railroad

    Today Wayne Decker is sharing photos of an unusual backyard garden. These are a few pictures I have taken of the garden railroad I am building. I live in Chubbuck,…

  • Design

    Tour a Landscape of Fascinating Garden Rooms

    As editors of a gardening magazine, we’re often asked, “What’s your favorite garden?” For me the answer is easy—Barbara Weirich’s garden in Benton Harbor, Michigan. It’s a landscape of garden…

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    Design

    Shade-Loving Perennials for the Mountain West

    On a recent Zillow report of my home, I saw a photo from when my husband and I bought our house over 13 years ago. It caught my eye because…

  • How-To

    March Garden To-Do List for the Mountain West

    Begin spring cleanup. While you are in the mood for pruning in the garden, now is also a good time to begin spring cleanup tasks as well. Remove piles of…

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    Design

    Versatile Vines for the Mountain West

    Vines can serve many needs in the garden; they can offer screening or shade, and they can serve as focal points. In the Mountain West, we are fortunate to have…

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    Design

    Designing Bird-Friendly Gardens in the Mountain West

    One of the unexpected benefits of working from home during the pandemic has been watching what happens in my yard throughout the week. It has brought me both delight and…