About Reckoning with Idaho Summers
Too Hot? Too Cold? Too Smoky? Yes, yes, and yes to all. Idaho weather is getting crazier by the minute. Gardeners are an optimistic lot, so we keep trying. I've spent the last few years looking into these issues to determine what plants were unfazed as well as what might be hit or miss. I'll share lists of plants that seem to do just fine, and offer some ideas for coping strategies to get the most out of our gardens, in spite of what nature has been tossing at us.
About Mary Ann Newcomer
Mary Ann Newcomer Boise, ID The Boise Flower & Garden Show, March 2022 Born and raised in Idaho, I grow gardens, scout them high and low, and write about gardening in the Intermountain West. I have written for Rocky Mountain Gardening, Country Gardens, MaryJane’s Farm, Fine Gardening, Leaf Magazine, the American Gardener, and newspapers across the region. I’ve designed public, private, commercial, and gardens for flower shows. In this land of wide-open spaces, where it’s often high and dry, I love encouraging gardeners to get down and dirty. When I am not tending to my garden, I’m volunteering and doing garden design work at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise. You can see my public projects in the new book, “Under Western Skies,” by Jewell and Atkinson, Timber Press, 2021. Holding the reins at: Website & Blog (being reconstructed) : www.gardensofthewildwildwest.com