At My Kitchen Sink – Orienpet Lily ‘Silk Road’

I love lilies, many types.  And after my recent trip to Portland, Oregon for the Garden Blogger's Fling, (#gbfling14) I love them even more!  Many of these premier gardens featured the most beautiful lilies I've seen.  I can't wait to add more to my garden... But in this moment, I'm enjoying Orienpet lily 'Silk Road' from …

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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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‘Bowl of Beauty’ (Peony) In The Garden

Peonies are a favorite plant for me. I've even dreamed of owning a Peony farm before... and I'm not alone as I see many garden bloggers with peony-centric posts this time of year! What's not to love when considering rich color, luscious blooms and easy care? Yes, the glorious blooms are short-lived (maybe sort of like …

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The May Garden Means Bodacious Blooms, Tasty Greens And So Much More…

I really can't figure out which is my favorite month of the garden.   I Iove April because of all the wonderful plant awakenings (beautiful foliage everywhere) and the TULIPS! But now that it is May, I love the BIG blooms of peonies and irises, the constant supply of greens and the happy promises of so much …

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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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