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Farewell to the Fall Flowers

We had a long, pleasant fall here in northern Utah, but it finally got cold enough to kill all the flowers. Along with some of the tough southwest natives like guara and agastache, my roses were among the last things … Continue reading

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Spring rose report

We had a rough winter here in northern Utah, getting down to nearly 20 below 0 (Fahrenheit). I thought I’d report on how the roses held up to it so you can get an idea of how cold hardy (or … Continue reading

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Box elder maple syrup

Last month my husband and I decided to experiment with making maple syrup out of sap we collected from box elders at the American West Heritage Center. Box elders aren’t the most sought-after tree–they’re sort of the gawky cousin of … Continue reading

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