Free Contentment Offered at Public Gardens Today

Go on, cancel your morning....bag your lunch meeting....or change your afternoon plans and get to a public garden. Today is the one day this year you can stroll amongst a treasured public garden of your liking for FREE! Today is National Public Gardens day! A beautiful Spring day is made into a GREAT Spring day …

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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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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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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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May Blooms Boom!

Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day to Everyone! Thanks for stopping by and special thanks to Carol at May Dreams for hosting this garden meme where gardeners from around the world post what is blooming in their garden on the 15th of each month.  Thanks Carol! The bigger blooms in my garden are just starting to boom!  Irises and …

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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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From Boise and San Francisco – Happy Almost Spring!

Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day to Everyone! Thanks for stopping by and special thanks to Carol at May Dreams for hosting this garden meme where gardeners from around the world post what is blooming in their garden on the 15th of each month.  Hurray Carol! Today I'm doing a combined post with my friend that guest …

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