Inland Northwest, High Desert

June, 2004
Regional Report

In the Garden


What's in a Name?

Behold the wild mock orange ( Philadelphus lewisii ), Idaho's state flower. She also is called "syringa" as in lilacs, but she's not really a lilac. Sunset's Western Garden Book says she rarely grows as a tree form. It also says she wants regular...
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Web Finds

Arbor Day Foundation The National Arbor Day Foundation Web site is worth a visit. They've updated their hardiness...


Garlic Snow Peas These are good and crunchy. Ingredients 2 tablespoons oil 2 or 3 cloves garlic, finely...
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Regional Reminders

  • Save Some Thistle for the Butterflies
  • Putting Soaker Hoses to Work
  • Feeding Roses
  • Prolong the Blooming
  • Keep After the Weeds

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