In A Vase On Monday: Springtime Fresh

Yippee! It's Monday and I am finally participating in this lovely meme started by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.  For those of you seeing this for the first time, each week, gardeners fill a vase with something beautiful from their gardens, snaps some photos and then write a post about it titled, "In A Vase …

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Fall Gardening: It’s all about that base, er… those bulbs!

One of the more fetching things (or shall I say people) I learned of during the garden show season last March, was a Dutch woman who has mastered a fresh approach to planting bulbs in the garden.  Jacqueline van der Kloet doesn’t do the standard daffodil/tulip thing - which is to plant  intense, monochromatic clumps of …

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Above Average Spring Brings Beautiful Blooms to Boise

Oh my, Spring is here in the Intermountain West! The lovely - and more than typical rain in March has lead to some lovely April blooms.  The absence of heavy frosts and daily wind has been heavenly!  In fact, I'll venture to say it has been an above average Spring for gardeners! It is easy to …

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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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A LOVE(ly) Day Filled With Tulips

So last week was filled with red hearts, dark chocolates and Cupid's mischievous arrow flying about...and Mother Nature was somehow struck along the way, for she showed some sweet love to us here in the Boise valley and the thermometer topped out in the mid-50s for several days in a row! Of course, this change …

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