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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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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Tulip Tales, Textures and Tapestries

I have to say it can't be officially Spring until the tulips arrive!  No matter where you live, it just seems like Spring is "official" once you spot the gorgeous cup-shaped blooms of brilliantly colored tulips swaying in the breeze.  Tulips are one of my favorite spring flowers and in-part it is because you never …

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