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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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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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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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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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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My February Edible Garden

February is here and I'm getting excited as my seeds arrive, the 2012 growing season is about to begin.  Fresh 'green goods' from my garden no longer seem like a pipe dream as I look out onto the bland back yard. I'm imagining how wonderful they will look and taste in just a another couple …

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Falling For The Fall Garden

Fall is glorious! The weather is at its finest in most places across our country and the garden changes into a new palette of colorful beauty.  I have always been a die-hard fan of summer but over the last several years I must admit a great growing affection for Fall.  There's a chance that someday …

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Dear Juliet

Dear Juliet, "One fairer than my love? The all-seeing sun Ne'er saw her match since first the world begun." "... Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be..."  Next Spring! Yours truly, igardendaily This is my tribute to 'Juliet' the absolute darling of my tomato plants this year. 'Juliet' …

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