For short “helpful hints” of gardening in Falcon Ridge, the best hint is that it is different every day. Many of the plants that grow beautifully in Western Washington don’t grow at all here. We live in what is often called “high desert” like Bend, Oregon. The best thing to do is to know someone or go somewhere to find out what you can about the types of plants you want to grow. Most greenhouses and garden centers can help determine what will grow best in this climate. The best recommendation is to plant what you want, take care of it/them, and see what happens. Remember, every year is different and what may grow well this year, may do better or worse next year. You just never know. Good luck in everything you do!