It is such a joy to grow herbs in our zone 4 Rocky Mountain region because the perennial varieties will appear in our Montana gardens year after year. Sage is one of my favorite herbs and it appeared right on time in mid-June looking quite perky in its designated place in the small herb gard…

As the summer grows on, the gardener may begin to suspect that her (or his) playground may never achieve that “perfect look”. I have decided that Mother Nature never intended her world to be perfect so that the gardener will always have something to do in her (or his) free time.

This gardener no longer provides our local deer herd with their own 24/7 deli which they have been enjoying for far too long. A handsome new sturdy cedar post and heavy wire fence now surrounds our edible garden and fruit tree area. Garden Helper is beside herself with joy at the prospect of…

It has come to my attention that there is an urgent need for this garden writer to come to the aid of fellow senior gardeners who can no longer spend quality garden time kneeling on their knees to plant or weed, pushing a heavy wheelbarrow, or bending over at the waist. Some may profess to b…

Gardeners are dreamers. Above all else, we dream. As warmer weather approaches, but before the earth is ready to cultivate and plant, we spend a lot of time planning and dreaming.

This past winter brought a substantial amount of snow and its melting will give gardeners a good moist start as we begin this garden season.