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Add Interest to Your Winter Landscape

Think of winter in Wyoming, and the first thing that comes to mind, of course, is snow. And lots of it. Wyoming, after all, is one of the snowiest states in the union. But with a little ingenuity, it’s still possible to create interest in your winter landscape. Let’s consider the “four B’s” of the […]

Natural Christmas Decorating: Beyond the Lights

Looking for some natural Christmas decorating options for your porch and yard? If something more organic than strings of lights hanging from the eaves sounds good to you, we’ve got a few ideas. Here are some relatively simple ways to create a festive mood, while complementing the natural beauty of your yard: Show Them the […]

Let’s Visit the World’s Most Beautiful Gardens

As winter approaches, nature becomes dormant and the landscape is often bleak. Taking a little “mini vacation” in your mind can help recharge your batteries. So, in the spirit of escape, here’s a quick tour of some of the most beautiful gardens on the planet… Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa Kirstenbosch in South Africa has been called the most beautiful garden […]

Help Your Houseplants to Thrive this Winter

Taking care of houseplants is a labor of love.  But as winter approaches, it’s important to keep in mind that this is the time of year when a few missteps can quickly kill an indoor plant.   To help avoid these seasonal pitfalls, here are a few tips from gardening experts: Let There Be Light […]

Don’t Neglect Fall Landscaping Chores

  A Wyoming fall is spectacular! The intense heat is gone. Warm, dry days are followed by cool nights. And the rich autumn colors are a delight. But there is still much to do in order to prepare your fall landscaping for the winter and next year’s growing season. Trees and Shrubs Early fall is […]

Enchanting English Cottage Gardens

English cottage gardens are enchanting, warm and personable. They emanate a feeling of relaxed abundance. But while they may look informal, that doesn’t mean these gardens happen by chance. They do, in fact, require a lot of planning in order to create that overall “naturalistic” effect. And fall is the perfect time to start your planning! Variety […]

What’s the Buzz? Attracting Bees to Your Garden

Is your flower garden failing to thrive? Perhaps you need to attract more bees. These busy pollinators will bring life to your garden, while making your flowers and plants more lush and abundant. But if you’re clueless as to how to create a more bee-friendly environment, here’s a few helpful tips: The Call of the Wild […]

Engaging Entryway Gardens

How inviting is your home’s entryway? Does your entryway garden engage your visitors and reflect the tone of your home? First Impressions For most homes, the entryway garden provides a guest’s first impression and is carefully scrutinized. And it may be the only outdoor space that guests get to see during their visit. So it’s important to make this area […]

Zen and the Art of the Japanese Garden

In a world that moves ever faster, our lives can be beyond stressful. So having a place to unwind, and even find inspiration, is more important than ever. A Japanese garden in your backyard can be just the ticket, bathing your home with a soothing and serene ambiance. Japanese gardens utilize elements such as ponds, streams, stones […]

Create a “Made in the Shade” Garden

Shade areas in your landscape can present a real gardening challenge. You already know about this if your home is in a wooded area or your yard has lots of trees. But landscape beds on the north side of the house, or areas near decks and other structures that cast heavy shade can also present problems […]

The Butterfly Garden: Simple Elegance

“Butterflies are self-propelled flowers.” — R.H. Heinlein Who among us has not at one time or another stared in awe at butterflies enjoying nature’s bounty? One of the best ways to increase the number and variety of these beautiful and essential creatures is to plant a butterfly garden. And it’s easier than you might think — simply grow […]

The Challenge for Wyoming Gardeners

If you’re among the Wyoming gardeners who lament, “I can never get anything to grow,”… …It’s likely you’ve planted species that were never intended to live in the harsh conditions of your home state. That would be dry, windy conditions, with alkaline soils, extremes in temperature, and intense sunlight. The flora that not only survive but actually thrive under […]

Water Features Relax and Refresh

  Want to inject some tranquility into your backyard landscaping? Then water features are the way to go! Do you need to mask noise from a busy road? Create a quiet space for contemplation? How about turning your yard into a wildlife habitat? All of these objectives can be achieved with the right water features.   Let’s take a […]

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

June is National Rose Month. But did you know that America’s most popular flower is also one of the very oldest cultivated blooms? Today there are more than 2,000 different varieties of roses to entice us with their beauty and heady fragrance. Like orchids, roses are easily crossbred.  As a result, we can now choose from a […]

Good Enough to Eat: Edible Gardening Basics

Ever thought of growing your own food? Many people have. In fact, edible gardening is enjoying a surge of popularity. Not only does it trim grocery bills, but it provides reassurance about the food source. But if you’re a beginner, you’ll need to decide what to grow, where to grow it, and how to tend […]