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What’s Blooming 8/24/2016

Rocky Mountain Bee Plant – Cleome serrulata


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At first glance Rocky Mountain bee plant might appear to be an import from an alien planet. The big pink blooms, with long seed capsules dangling down like legs, atop a spindly stalk are unlike many other plants. So why do we have this plant at the Idaho Botanical Garden? Well, despite its otherworldly appearance Rocky Mountain bee plant is a North American native. It can be found growing from British Columbia all the way down to Arizona and New Mexico.

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What’s Blooming 8/18/2016

Hardy Hibiscus – Hibiscus moscheutos


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Hibiscus moscheutos has the tropical appeal of other Hibiscus species but is surprisingly well-adapted to survive in cold climates. For this reason it is commonly known as hardy hibiscus. Another common name, swamp rose mallow, refers to the wet environments where it is found growing naturally. Its native range spans from Texas eastward to the Atlantic coast and then north into Ontario, Canada. It is a robust, woody perennial in the mallow family (Malvaceae) that reaches up to 7 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Its flowers can be the size of a dinner plate, and its large overlapping petals come in a range of colors from white to pink to deep red, often with a maroon or crimson center. The pistil and stamens form a central column that is prominently displayed. Each flower only lasts a day or two, but new flowers open each day throughout the bloom period which runs from July to September.

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2017 Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series RFP

The Idaho Botanical Garden is currently accepting proposals to promote and produce the 2017 Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series®. This will be the tenth consecutive season for the Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series®. The Idaho Botanical Garden has been the site of over 85 concerts in the past nine years representing various musical genres.

This RFP will close 5PM MDT, Friday, September 9, 2016 and a decision will be made by Friday, September 30, 2016.

The purpose of this Request for Proposal is to solicit proposals from various concert promoters. Based on proposals received, IBG will conduct a fair and extensive evaluation based on the criteria listed herein, and select the candidate which best represents a partner for the Idaho Botanical Garden in 2017.

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