Saving Time in the Garden; Mary Ann Newcomer Interview
In Part-Two of our “saving water” series, Mary Ann Newcomer tells Teresa how the Idaho Botanical Garden built an exquisite English-style garden that withstands an arid high desert environment. Hear how they did it…
Nest in Style Guest
Mary Ann Newcomer is Idaho’s Dirt Diva. Trained as an advanced master gardener, Mary Ann is a writer, speaker and radio personality (appearing weekly on The River, 94.5-FM in Boise). Her blog Gardens of the Wild Wild West was named among Horticulture Magazine’s Top 20 Favorite Garden Blogs. For many years, she has shared her talents at the Idaho Botanical Garden, where she was particularly involved with the creation of Muriel and Diana Kirk English Garden. On Twitter, you’ll find her at @WildWestGardens.
Some Plants Used
- Blue Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’)
- Catmint (Nepeta cataria)
- Clematis: ‘General Sikorski,’ Etoile Violette’
- Crane’s Bill (Geranium x ‘Rozanne’)
- Lavender (Lavandula intermedia: ‘Grosso’ and ‘Provence’)
- Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Pee Wee’)
- Purple Giant Filbert Tree (Corylus maxima ‘Purpurea’)
- Roses: ‘New Dawn’
- Wisteria floribunda
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What’s Coming: Stay tuned as Teresa learns more about saving water in the garden. Next, she talks with The Germinatrix — otherwise known as the charming and funny Ivette Soler. The prominent Los Angeles-based landscape designer has lots to say about how you can grow a gorgeous, edible garden without wasting water.
Until then, go grow something!