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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Hot Color In The August Garden

Ooohh, there is hot color in the garden right now! Both blooms and bounty are shades of red, orange and yellow with a measure of plum and violet thrown into the mix. My garden has been a delight (for the most part) this year. I've enjoyed much of the ornamental garden and have a smaller …

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The May Garden Means Bodacious Blooms, Tasty Greens And So Much More…

I really can't figure out which is my favorite month of the garden.   I Iove April because of all the wonderful plant awakenings (beautiful foliage everywhere) and the TULIPS! But now that it is May, I love the BIG blooms of peonies and irises, the constant supply of greens and the happy promises of so much …

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Gardener ‘Shape Up’, Yummy Recipes That Take Advantage of The Garden

The 30 day 'Gardener Shape Up, Being Mindful of Health' is about to end.  I hope these posts have inspired you in some small way as you prepare to return to the garden in the next few weeks. To wrap up this series, I've decided to post several good nutrition recipes I've been enjoying over …

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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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Garden Favorite: Spring Greens

Spring greens are the favorite in the garden at the moment. They have grown into a rich bounty of reds and greens offering up a delicious fresh, light flavor. Our current "greens" menu consists of butter lettuce, red romaine lettuce, gourmet salad mix from Johnny's Select Seeds, arugula, kale, and broccoli rabe.  French Breakfast radishes …

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A Difficult Start, But Plants & Gardeners Don’t Give in Easily

April has come and gone and this means we are at mid-Spring. For a quick recap of early Spring I'll write one word - 'difficult'. Difficult for gardeners anyway, (farmers too I'm betting) and who's been waiting longer or more anxiously for its arrival!The primary problem with this early Spring (around Boise, ID ) has …

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