Gardener ‘Shape Up,’ Breakout Breakfasts

It's all about breakfast on this triple-shot Friday!  The weekend is upon us and if you are in need of some new breakfast ideas, try one of these three fabulous starters. Since starting 'Gardener 'Shape Up', Being Mindful of Health,' breakfast has played a leading role in my nutrition intake.  I have always eaten a …

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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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Growing Hydrangeas in the Intermountain West

Hydrangeas are a favorite plant for many a gardener.  This includes myself, as the big, romantic blooms of these lush-leafed plants have a most decadent presence in the garden. Since moving to the Boise area, I've struggled with getting more than one hydrangea established in my garden.  Although these shrubs are noted to be hardy …

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Step Into Spring With Strawberries – A Growing Guide For The Intermountain West

The official start of Spring is just a few weeks away and as the weather warms and spring fever strikes your soul, think about stepping into the gardening season with strawberries. Strawberries are adorable because they are so adaptable and can be grown in almost any climate. This is one great quality, but do you …

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Try A Terrarium For A Simple Winter Garden

It's mid-January and life has returned to normal. The celebrations have been completed and now we get to return some time to the activities that provide motivation and enjoyment to our everyday life.  For those of us that love gardening, but live in cold climates where winter makes a solid statement, it is a great time to try a terrarium. …

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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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