August Heat Leads To Cool Treats

Oh my, August can be a hot one! And when the air as far as you can see is filled with smoke from wildfires, it makes you feel even warmer! What to do, what to do?  Try to play it cool, of course! One way to play it cool (mentally and physically) is to take …

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For the Love of Lilies

Oriental lilies are a must-have in my garden.  Visually, they are foot traffic stoppers and they burn their fragrance lamps from the time the first blossom opens until the last petal falls. Lilies bid 'good morning', 'good day', and  'good evening' like no other...Their lovely sweet scent lightly covers the entire garden in late July …

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Container Gardens – Old Can Become New

Container gardens are extremely fun if you like trying your hand at creating small vignettes of plants loaded with visual appeal. They provide a limited space with definite boundaries forcing gardeners to be disciplined in choice yet creative in design.  Color, texture and form are all important parts of ornamental container gardens and not only …

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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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‘A Look’ Into The Garden – Part I

Summer is packed with so many fun activities that it is sometimes a challenge to find the time to keep up with the ornamental garden, harvest the edibles and keep the blog fresh.  However, that said, I attended another fun activity last Sunday that took me out of my own garden (again) but gave me 'a look' …

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