The Zen of Gardening by David Wann

The Zen of Gardening by David Wann

I marvel at the lush gardens I see on gardening shows and admit to a bit of “green” envy. Unfortunately, those shows and gardening books for the humid eastern U.S. do not help me much here in Montana. Instead I seek out advice from gardeners who create successful gardens in our challenging conditions out west. … Continue reading

GROWING HOLLYHOCKS

GROWING HOLLYHOCKS

Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) – Zones 3 to 9. These old- fashioned favorites unfurl richly colored single or double flowers on lanky stems that can reach 9 feet in height. They can tower above a garden, adding a lovely vertical element to your yard. Hollyhock is a biennial, which means it grows foliage on short stems … Continue reading

May Master Gardeners at the Greenhouse

May Master Gardeners at the Greenhouse

On May 24, Master Gardeners on the Town was hosted by Amy at the Metra Greenhouse Ed Center. Mary Davis and Amy planned on having a crackling fire to welcome all with, but winds and rain made that option impossible. Lucky for us the greenhouse became the perfect location for serving up some refreshing root … Continue reading

Arbor Day 2017 at Veterans Park

Arbor Day 2017 at Veterans Park

On May 4th the city of Billings held their annual Arbor Day Celebration at Veterans Park. The day involved planting new trees, pruning and caring for established trees, a general clean-up of the area, and a day of educational activities for approximately 400 fourth graders from schools around town. Eleven Master Gardeners (Sharon Yazak, Sheri … Continue reading

DELANE LANGTON IRIS TOUR

DELANE LANGTON IRIS TOUR

On May 23, a dozen Master Gardeners embarked on the grand adventure of finding the Delane Langton home to tour incredible iris beds he’s cultivated. Last year we were about a week too late…and this year porbably a week too early, but there were still plenty of blooms to enjoy even though, it was a … Continue reading