Purple Rain, Purple Reign

Now maybe it's because I was in high-school and college in the 80's that certain Prince songs are permanently embedded in my brain, but the other day an old favorite popped into my head while perusing the garden. Purple rain, purple rain....purple rain, purple rain... Yes, we had just received another shower (we are having so …

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Seeding Ideas: From The Soil in San Francisco

Tribute Gardens Connect Us With 'Loved Ones' Gardening, for me, is a way to relax, to connect with nature, and to allow my mind to just “let go”.  When I’m gardening thoughts drift through my head without the normal level of emotion attached to them.  It’s tough to be angry or sad while digging in …

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Great Gardening Weekend Satisfies the Soul

Wonderful weather can make a great gardening weekend!  Of course, there are lots of fun things to do during nice weather but this weekend was very productive in the garden.  I think because it was the first real "feeling" of summer here in the Intermountain West.  Some of you know what summer is like here …

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Friday Fun: Planting in the Garden…

  Only one day left to enter igardendaily's first fun giveaway!   Become an igardendaily Facebook Fan and get your name entered into a drawing to win a $15 gift card to Starbucks or Botanica, an amazing local (Boise/Treasure Valley) florist.  Just imagine a tasty, cool treat from Starbucks on a hot summer day or if that …

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Wistful For Wisteria

It's that time of year...the wonderful blooms of Wisteria whisk you away to dream about possibilities...Possibilities of many things I suppose, but if you're a gardener and don't have Wisteria, it's likely you are dreaming of possibilities of adding an arbor, utilizing a fence or deciding if the patio or porch needs an attractive adornment …

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Pot Up Edible Fare with Spring Flare

On this beautiful Spring day I decided to spend some time creating a container garden.  I absolutely love creating gardens in the confined space of a pot.  It is easier to see how the plants will highlight each other and provides instant gratification to set something beautiful on a porch, patio or balcony where there …

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