Interrupting Winter…With A Little Love for Spring…NWFG Show

A short interruption to Winter today…although hoping to not offend Old Man W- because he's really just arrived in my area and the more precipitation dispersed in the next few weeks, in any form, the better!  Desert dwellers cannot be choosy about moisture...so just a brief interruption Sir Winter! Seattle's infamous Northwest Flower and Garden …

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Gardener ‘Shape Up’, Yummy Recipes That Take Advantage of The Garden

The 30 day 'Gardener Shape Up, Being Mindful of Health' is about to end.  I hope these posts have inspired you in some small way as you prepare to return to the garden in the next few weeks. To wrap up this series, I've decided to post several good nutrition recipes I've been enjoying over …

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Garden Favorite: Spring Greens

Spring greens are the favorite in the garden at the moment. They have grown into a rich bounty of reds and greens offering up a delicious fresh, light flavor. Our current "greens" menu consists of butter lettuce, red romaine lettuce, gourmet salad mix from Johnny's Select Seeds, arugula, kale, and broccoli rabe.  French Breakfast radishes …

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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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