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Flower Bulbs and Rhizomes to Plant this Fall

Flower Bulbs and Rhizomes to Plant this Fall

Here's what to plant this fall to enjoy a more beautiful spring!Everyone loves it when irises, daffodils, tulips, and more bloom in the early spring, mid spring, and through late spring. The sudden burst of color into the otherwise dull and sometimes muddy early days...

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Fruit Tree List

Fruit Tree List

Braeburn Apple Superb late season fruit: very crisp and tangy, more flavorful than Granny Smith. Excellent keeper. Green with dark red blush. October-November harvest. Discovered in New Zealand in 1952, grown in U.S. since 1980s. 700 hours. Proven very productive in...

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Fall Sale 2022

Fall Sale 2022

The fall sale this year will take place from September 17th through October 1st. Be sure to stop by!Items House Plants...............20% Herbs & Annuals...............50% Pottery...............30% Tools...............20% Garden Supply...............20% Gift...

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The Hardy Hibiscus

The Hardy Hibiscus

Here's a guide to get you better acquainted with the hardy hibiscus, and why you are going to want it to add some tropical flair to your garden!Perennial gardens in the Treasure Valley could use a touch of the tropical, with the confidence that what they are planting...

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Best Times to Water Plants in the Heat

Best Times to Water Plants in the Heat

The Western United States is experiencing a heat wave, and with temperatures hanging out above the 100-degree mark in the Treasure Valley for days on end, you may be wondering when the best time to water is. Hot weather is here to stay, but that doesn't mean the...

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Best Trees and Shrubs to Plant in the Treasure Valley

Best Trees and Shrubs to Plant in the Treasure Valley

Whether you are new to the Southern Idaho territory or have lived here your entire life, knowing what particular species of trees and shrubs grow best in this climate is key to achieving the landscape of your dreams!Idaho is a dynamic state comprised of several...

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What Is Backyard Orchard Culture?

What Is Backyard Orchard Culture?

Summer Pruning for Size ControlFamilies today have less space for fruit trees, less time to take care of them, and less time to process or preserve large crops than in the past. Accordingly, today's family orchards should be planned and managed differently. The...

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Why Now is the Perfect Time to Start Planning for Spring!

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Start Planning for Spring!

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Start Planning for Spring!  While spring may be months away, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get your dreams, your plans, and your spring gardening or landscaping plans in order, now!  It’s winter here in the Treasure Valley, and this...

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When Should You Trim Your Shrubs, Bushes, and Trees?

When Should You Trim Your Shrubs, Bushes, and Trees?

Fall will be here in the Treasure Valley before you know it, and you may be wondering when (or if!) you should trim your shrubs, bushes, and trees.  Here are some tips and information on how, when, and why you may want to trim or prune them to keep them healthy...

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How to Prepare Your Lawn and Garden for the Fall and Winter

How to Prepare Your Lawn and Garden for the Fall and Winter

The weather in the Treasure Valley has been an exercise in extremes this summer, giving us both heat and drought and unseasonably chilly temperatures and rain. These temperature extremes and conditions can really do a number on your lawn and garden, but as the seasons...

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What is Arbor Day?

What is Arbor Day?

Article from the National Arbor Day FoundationFull credit for this content to the National Arbor Day Foundation Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care.  As a formal holiday, it was...

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The Successful Planting Guide for Trees and Shrubs

The Successful Planting Guide for Trees and Shrubs

Need help successfully planting trees and shrubs? Here's a great  planting guide for your trees and shrubs! How-To Guide: Dig a hole 1 ½ 2 times as wide as the root ball and 4-6” deeper. Examine the soil you have removed from the ground. If you have “poor soil,” blend...

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Spring Planting Guide & Calendar for Boise Area

Spring Planting Guide & Calendar for Boise Area

Spring - Time to Get Growing Wondering when the best time to start planting your vegetable garden in Nampa, Boise, Caldwell is? Following this spring planting calendar for a successful growing season. Garden Preparation: You’ll need to work the soil, add some organic...

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Things to Consider When Thinking About a Backyard Orchard

Things to Consider When Thinking About a Backyard Orchard

Backyard Orchard Culture How amazing would it be to harvest fresh, homegrown fruit straight from your own backyard?  We say, yes, please! Backyard orchard culture, especially in and around the Boise area, is on the rise.  This brief article will give you the basics to...

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Planting to Attract Wildlife

Planting to Attract Wildlife

As spring approaches you may be considering what you want to plant in your gardens and flowerbeds. If you enjoy the presence of song birds, hummingbirds, butterflies and other pleasant creatures, your garden can be customized to draw them in! Here are a few...

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How To Grow Onions and Potatoes

How To Grow Onions and Potatoes

It may seem less than economical to grow your own onions and potatoes, however, the taste of these fresh vegetables more than return that investment. It takes only a minimum of effort which will lead to a bountiful harvest. In this article we will discuss a couple of...

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Composting Tips

Composting Tips

It is trash day and you have a few cans on your curb waiting to be picked up. Think about all the things that go into your garbage can. Perhaps some of those things include lawn clippings, leftovers from meals over the last week or other organic materials. Many people...

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