Hello! I’m Barb Gorges. I started writing the Garden Gossip column freelance for the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, the Cheyenne paper, in February 2012. Beginning January 1, 2018, the column is also being carried by Wyoming Network News under the News – Commentary section, and is available for wider distribution. Please see information at the “Note to Editors and Borrowers” page on this website.
In 2014, I decided to archive the columns here to make them easily accessible by Cheyenne gardeners, linking with the Laramie County Master Gardeners’ website, www.LCMG.org, and the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens website, www.botanic.org. The articles are usually exactly as published in the paper, however the photos are my own, unless otherwise stated.
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Until I started writing this column, my gardening experience was rather casual–mostly plunking perennials. Then I took the Laramie County Master Gardeners’ training in 2012 and realized how much more there was to know.
I also realized how much I already knew as my degree in Natural Resource Management included the study of botany, forestry, hydrology and soils–and wildlife.
I am not an expert gardener, but I interview the local experts. “Local” is the key word. Successful gardening is all about understanding local conditions and learning how to work with them.
Here’s hoping this compendium of local knowledge will help you be successful. Don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 2, 2018