Monthly Archives: September 2016

Mon
26
2016

What’s Blooming 9/26/2016

Bluebeard – Caryopteris spp.

 

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Plants that bloom late in the summer and into fall are particularly important in the garden. Not only do they offer continuous color and interest as other plants fade, but they provide essential nectar and pollen resources to bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects as they prepare for migration and hibernation. One such late season bloomer is Caryopteris.

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Wed
14
2016

What’s Blooming 9/14/2016

Firecracker Vine – Ipomoea lobata

 

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After months of growth, Ipomoea lobata is finally coming into its own. Commonly known as firecracker vine, Spanish flag, or exotic love vine, this annual, ornamental vine can be a real showstopper when it finally reaches full bloom.

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Thu
8
2016

Idaho Botanical Garden Hires Erin Guerricabeitia as Executive Director

BOISE, ID – The Idaho Botanical Garden (IBG) today announced the hiring of Erin Guerricabeitia as the new IBG Executive Director. Guerricabeitia will be responsible for overseeing all of the Garden’s daily operations, member services, programming, events, and horticultural efforts. Guerricabeitia will also be charged with growing current and cultivating new sources of financial support for the Garden, acting as a liaison between Board and staff, and implementing the strategic and master plans for Garden programs and capital development.

Until now, Guerricabeitia has served as the Executive Director of the Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) and the Foothills Learning Center under the City of Boise. Guerricabeitia has over ten years of experience in nonprofit management, including fundraising and budgeting, staff development, and strategic planning. Guerricabeitia is also an active community volunteer and is currently the President of Junior League of Boise.

“I am so pleased to welcome Erin on behalf of the Idaho Botanical Garden staff, board, and volunteers,” said Sonya Lenzi, President of the IBG Board of Directors. “We are excited to have someone with such a strong background in education and fundraising come to lead us at the Garden. We can only imagine the amazing directions in which we will grow.”

“I am pleased and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the talented board, staff, and volunteers at this exceptional organization,” said incoming IBG Executive Director Erin Guerricabeitia. “The Idaho Botanical Garden has a rich history of providing outstanding garden experiences through botanical collections, educational programming, and a variety of cultural and community events. I look forward to helping the Garden grow.”

About the Idaho Botanical Garden: Founded in 1984 and located in Boise’s Old Penitentiary Historic District, the Idaho Botanical Garden seeks to enhance the human experience in the landscape, with a particular focus on plants native to or sustainable in the intermountain region of the Rocky Mountains. The Garden is dedicated to enhancing our community’s quality of life through fostering a love of nature and developing intellectual curiosity in people of all ages. The Garden provides enriching garden experiences through educational programs, botanical collections, a variety of entertainment, cultural, and community events. Each year, the Garden invites the community to a variety of events that highlight the Garden through music, art, and seasonal celebrations. The Garden, an independent, private, 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization, is located on 33 acres leased from the State of Idaho.

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Wed
7
2016

Idaho Botanical Garden to Host Celebration for New Entrance Garden on September 20th

BOISE, ID – The Idaho Botanical Garden will host a celebration for its new entrance garden on Tuesday, September 20th at 10:00 a.m. The new entrance garden was created by Franz Witte Landscaping with help from Cloverdale Nursery, Bark Blowers, Monrovia Growers, Silver Creek Irrigation Supply, Skagit Gardens, Jensen-Belts, and Jeff Hartmann Designs. The ceremony will be followed by an open house from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. during which admission to the Garden will be free. Coffee and muffins will also be provided.

Who:               Idaho Botanical Garden

What:             Celebration of the new entrance garden & open house

When:             Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. MDT

Where:           Idaho Botanical Garden 2355 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise

Media:            Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Direct questions to Jennifer Dunmire at jennifer@idahobotanicalgarden.org or (208) 275-8603.

About the Idaho Botanical Garden: Founded in 1984 and located in Boise’s Old Penitentiary Historic District, the Idaho Botanical Garden seeks to enhance the human experience in the landscape, with a particular focus on plants native to or sustainable in the intermountain region of the Rocky Mountains. The Garden is dedicated to enhancing our community’s quality of life through fostering a love of nature and developing intellectual curiosity in people of all ages. The Garden provides enriching garden experiences through educational programs, botanical collections, a variety of entertainment, cultural, and community events. Each year, the Garden invites the community to a variety of events that highlight the Garden through music, art, and seasonal celebrations. The Garden, an independent, private, 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization, is located on 33 acres leased from the State of Idaho.

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Wed
7
2016

What’s Blooming 9/07/2016

Mexican Sunflower – Tithonia rotundifolia

 

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Mexican sunflower is a real presence in the garden. Closely related to the sunflower genus (Helianthus), Tithonia rotundifolia matches many sunflowers in its size and showiness – reaching up to six feet tall and four feet wide in a single season and producing dozens of large, orange to red flower heads. The flowers occur from mid-summer into the fall and are similar in appearance to many other flowers in the aster family. It is native to Mexico and Central America, but is easily grown as an annual in cooler climates.

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