Now’s The Time For An Edible Garden Party!

It's getting towards the end of summer with daylight not lasting quite as long and the kids packing up backpacks and returning to early morning classes.  But with that change comes the seasonal transition to fall and the sweet essence of the harvest season. So before all of your spontaneous, 'summa' celebratory impulses get extinguished with back-to-school and …

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Fall Gardening: It’s all about that base, er… those bulbs!

One of the more fetching things (or shall I say people) I learned of during the garden show season last March, was a Dutch woman who has mastered a fresh approach to planting bulbs in the garden.  Jacqueline van der Kloet doesn’t do the standard daffodil/tulip thing - which is to plant  intense, monochromatic clumps of …

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The Fall Garden, Both Fun and Fierce

Much time has passed since my last post on the August garden and during that time subtle changes each day have led to the arrival of -  "The Fall Garden." The Fall Garden is both fun and fierce.  There are many joyous events taking place as the end of a long growing season arrives, yet much fierce growth and …

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October Gardening Under the Big, Bright Boise Sky

Oh my! If every month were like October, Boise would be a gardening mecca. With temps between 60-75° every day, no wind - just the occasional breeze, and a landscape so brilliantly colored that all kinds of people are snapping photos of trees, shrubs, flowers and the like...it would be inevitable. You see, the loooong warm …

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You Can Still Go For The Garlic!

I know it's November and the leaves have fallen... Winter is so close that you can literally feel it getting closer each day. But you don't have to let all of your planting aspirations disappear just yet, for you still have time to grow some garlic!  It's o.k. to plant garlic up until the ground …

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R, S, T in the Garden

A clever acronym for enjoying the long wonderful days of Fall? Not really, it stands for Raspberries, Sunflowers and Tomatoes - these are the beauties that have been attracting my eye and demanding my attention. My fall bearing raspberries are in high GDP mode.  It seems the more I pick, the more there are!  I …

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