‘Bowl of Beauty’ (Peony) In The Garden

Peonies are a favorite plant for me. I've even dreamed of owning a Peony farm before... and I'm not alone as I see many garden bloggers with peony-centric posts this time of year! What's not to love when considering rich color, luscious blooms and easy care? Yes, the glorious blooms are short-lived (maybe sort of like …

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Flower and Garden Shows: What’s Not To Like!

I had the opportunity a few weeks back to leave Winter behind and head to Seattle for a sneak peek of Spring at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Oh what fun it was! Not only did I get to spend some time with a great friend but together we enjoyed fantasy gardening at its …

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Planning Makes Good Use of January’s Mighty Chill

Accepting January and the obnoxiously cold temperatures it brings is something that just must be done if living in Boise, Idaho (Zone 6). Earlier this month as the mercury dropped to 12, 5 and even 0 degrees there was no use in "layering up" or bundling in 'down.' The cold simply and smugly invaded any …

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