Category Archive: Raised beds

Step Into Spring With Strawberries – A Growing Guide For The Intermountain West

The official start of Spring is just a few weeks away and as the weather warms and spring fever strikes your soul, think about stepping into the gardening season with strawberries. Strawberries are… Continue reading

‘A Look’ Into The Garden – Part II

The Idaho Botanical Garden (IBG) presents the Garden Tour in Boise and the surrounding area each June.  It is a one day event where multiple private residential gardens are open to the public for touring.  The gardenkeepers (homeowners)… Continue reading

Garden Favorites in Early June

Much is happening very quickly in the garden this time of year.   Some of my favorite true blue flowers are in bloom.  This is Veronica austriaca teucrium ‘Crater Lake Blue’ and it… Continue reading

‘First Cuts’ From the Garden

Last weekend the weather was beautiful and the weekend was even more beautiful because we enjoyed the ‘first cuts’ from the garden. Fresh greens…tender, light and so delicious. Some of Johnny Scheepers Kitchen Garden… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Happy Hallo…Watermelon?

It’s that time of year when all things scary, mysterious and morbid get to take center stage for an evening of haunted delight.  The days are cooling and we are turning our attention… Continue reading

Handful of This, Handful of That

The warm season harvest has begun! Actually, it began last week right at the end of July and now I am so distracted by my crops that every time I go out to… Continue reading

Back to school? Naw, just the Garden!

No, it’s not time to start thinking about “Back to School” but it is time to get a look at a newly sprouted school garden.  This spring my daughter’s 2nd grade teacher (Mrs.… Continue reading

Early Morning Picks, Puzzling Peas and Smashing Strawberries

This morning it was time to get back into the garden to see what had transpired over the long Holiday weekend.  Since we’ve had high heat (upper 90’s) for almost a week I… Continue reading

Great Gardening Weekend Satisfies the Soul

Wonderful weather can make a great gardening weekend!  Of course, there are lots of fun things to do during nice weather but this weekend was very productive in the garden.  I think because… Continue reading