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22 Jul 2019

Raspberry Rhubarb Crisp

Both raspberries and rhubarb thrive in the Tetons. This pairing is a delicious way to showcase these seasonal delights. Serve plain, with vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream.

Filling:
4 cups rhubarb, chopped
2 cups raspberries
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
Topping:
¾ cup rolled oats
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup flour
6 tablespoons butter, softened
Combine filling ingredients and pour into an 8” x 8” glass baking dish or oversized pie plate. Mix topping ingredients together and sprinkle over the filling. Bake at 375 for 45 – 60 minutes until filling is bubbling, thickened and topping is golden brown

16 Jul 2019

Creating Shade

Summers are precious here in the Tetons. Although we welcome the sunny days, sometimes the direct sun is just too hot to enjoy our outdoor spaces comfortably. With a few alterations to our outdoor spaces, we can create shade and enjoy summer comfortably.

Shade Cloth is a woven fabric ideal for cooling off greenhouses or dog kennels. Shade cloth is available in convenient rolls or bulk by the foot.

Shade Sails are a new trend that can cool off your outdoor space. Shade sails are handy over dining spaces and play areas. These triangular sails can be attached to houses, trees, posts, or any other sturdy overhead object. We carry Coolaroo™ shade sails in a variety of colors.

Trees are Mother Nature’s way of casting shade. By selecting the right species of tree and planting it in a strategic spot, trees offer shade during hot afternoons and evenings. Canopy trees, such as aspen, ash, maples, cottonwoods, crabapples and Canada red cherry are all potential choices. Spruce trees are also helpful but will cast shade year-round. Carefully consider the mature height and width of a tree before you plant.

Vines, once established, can also help create shade. They are useful when placed on a southern or western exposure of a deck and supported with a trellis. Hops vine, silver lace vine, Virginia creeper and honeysuckle vines are the most reliable climbers. Under the right conditions, (full sun, cool root zone) showy clematis can work well too. Vines need a few seasons for their roots to establish before they really start to gain vertical vigor.

08 Jul 2019

5 Ways to Repel Mosquitos

Although mosquitos are harmless to plants, they can be harmful to people and put a damper on outdoor living fun. You can help repel and reduce mosquito numbers around your home, making your time outdoors more enjoyable with these 5 strategies:

1) Drain water: Standing water is perfect mosquito breeding habitat. It only takes 6-10 days for mosquito eggs to become adults. Dump out plant saucers and other standing water in kiddie pools, buckets or tires. Refill pet water bowls and bird baths daily.

2) Mosquito Dunks: Mosquito dunks are a donut- shaped biological control that treats standing water. Dunks contain bacteria (bacillus thuringiensis or BT) that targets and kills insect larvae. Mosquito Dunks are useful for ditches, ponds and rain barrels.

3) Reduce Brush: Brush, tall grass and other overgrown vegetation can harbor mosquitoes. Trim and mow these areas periodically.

4) Mosquito Repellant Plants: Include plants that naturally repel mosquitoes into your outdoor living areas. Lemon-scented geranium, lemon balm, lavender, marigolds, catnip, lemon verbena, basil and mint not only deter mosquitoes, but look pretty too.

5) Citronella Candles: Easy to use citronella candles are useful in outdoor dining and living areas and help repel mosquitoes.
Besides the actions described above, it’s always a good idea to wear long, lightweight clothing and use insect repellent during mosquito season.