Now’s The Time For An Edible Garden Party!

It's getting towards the end of summer with daylight not lasting quite as long and the kids packing up backpacks and returning to early morning classes.  But with that change comes the seasonal transition to fall and the sweet essence of the harvest season. So before all of your spontaneous, 'summa' celebratory impulses get extinguished with back-to-school and …

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Hot Color In The August Garden

Ooohh, there is hot color in the garden right now! Both blooms and bounty are shades of red, orange and yellow with a measure of plum and violet thrown into the mix. My garden has been a delight (for the most part) this year. I've enjoyed much of the ornamental garden and have a smaller …

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2014 Boise Garden Tour – The Finale – See It Here!

The June Boise Garden Tour is always a delight!  And I'm not the only one that thinks so because it has been going for 28 years! This is a wonderful way to get out and see what is growing locally under the hand of home gardeners and professional designers. This is my final post detailing this …

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2014 Boise Garden Tour – See It Here! (Gardens 3 & 4)

The Boise Garden Tour happened a few days ago.  It was a fun day seeing lots of different styles of gardening in our lovely, livable city.  Click to see Garden #1 and Garden #2. Today's post features the third and fourth gardens on my route. Here is a look at Garden #3. I would describe this garden …

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2014 Boise Garden Tour – See It Here!

Last Sunday I enjoyed a close-up experience admiring six lovely gardens in the Boise area.   It was a day filled with lots of oohs and aahs, a bee sting and honestly a good dose of garden envy!  You know what I'm talking about….you visit someone else's garden and upon seeing their plant combinations, resting spaces, veggies plots, etc…you want to …

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Experience A Private Garden Tour

Ahhh…early summer, it's a great time of year.  For me, the kids' school year has wrapped up and we (kids and parents) are somewhat used to the less structured, more laissez-faire summer days.  It seems as if everyone in our family has some breathing room and a little time to be self-indulgent, enjoying something pleasurable …

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Lily, You’re A Shining Star!

For weeks now, I've enjoyed the most wonderful sweet scent both inside the house and outside in the garden.  This decadent smell has come from the Oriental and Orienpet lilies growing in the garden.  I have about four varieties growing now and they supply me with gorgeous, fragrant blooms from early July to early August. …

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Take A Look: Boise’s Fabulous Edens Continued…

The Idaho Botanical Garden (IBG) presents the Boise Garden Tour each June. It is a one day event where multiple private residential gardens are open to the public for touring. The garden keepers (homeowners) are present during the tour and you can visit with them about their garden and gardening experiences. It is a grand …

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