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 adorable because they are so adaptable and can be grown in almost any climate. This is one great quality, but do you …

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‘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) are present during the tour and you can visit with them about their garden and gardening experiences. A rather enjoyable opportunity I must say! This is Part …

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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 is a real peach of a plant if you like perennials that bloom blue, grow at a moderate pace, need moderate water …

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‘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 Seeds arugula came from a small section of a spring pot I planted few weeks ago.  I like to mix edibles with …

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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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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 to all things orange and black and our taste buds are particularly attuned to flavors of fall...pumpkin, apple, cinnamon... so is anybody …

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