The plants in Montana aren't as diverse as in other parts of the country, but with the short growing season, they're tenacious--just like us Montanans. Here's a field guide courtesy of Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. For medicinal uses, consult Hill Botanical or another local herbalist.
The effects of climate change are already evident, and the stakes are high for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers living in southwest Montana who recreate year-round in Yellowstone National Park. Read more >>
Healthy soil is the basis of healthy plants and a healthy environment. When garden soil is in good shape, there’s less of a need for fertilizers or pesticides. Read more >>
It’s easy to rebuff Old Man Winter by ducking inside, stoking up the woodstove, and thumbing your nose at the howling winds beating vainly on the windows. But what about your botanical buddies outside? Think they’re having a good time, completely unprotected while winter rages on? Read more >>
Did you know there’s a wild garden around you? It’s available for your viewing pleasure during easy ambles on trails around town and on steeper stretches that reach up to 10,000 feet. Some of the flowers are like jewels that hug the ground; others paint the view as far as you can see. Read more >>
Want to grow your own veggies? Interest in raised-bed gardening is growing, and the local climate and soils make them a great way to go in Bozeman. Here's how to get started.Why a Raised Bed? Read more >>
The aroma of lavender is beautiful, and people have known this for centuries—both the Greeks and Romans scented their soaps and bathwater with it. But its use goes far beyond air freshener; lavender is a balancing oil that relaxes and stimulates. Read more >>
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