fbpx
  • Social Icon
  • Social Icon
  • Social Icon
  • Social Icon
  • Social Icon

Idaho Botanical Blog

  • BLOG TYPE

  • Category

IBG Staff Holiday Traditions 11/30/2021
IBG Staff Holiday Traditions
By: Anni Jack, IBG Adult Education Coordinator

Garden Staff reflected on their favorite holiday traditions, memories, and recipes, read on below! 🎁 (Almost!) every year, my family likes to donate t

READ MORE +
Winter Plant Cuttings 11/24/2021
Winter Plant Cuttings
By: Anni Jack, Adult Education Coordinator

As we welcome the beauty of winter to the Treasure Valley, we also come to the season of family, friends, and lots of cozy indoor time. Our gardens and natur

READ MORE +
The Garden’s 25 Years of Holiday Cheer 11/23/2021
The Garden’s 25 Years of Holiday Cheer
By: Chris Becker, Marketing & Communications Director

Winter Garden aGlow is celebrating its 25th Year! Winter Garden aGlow is open Wednesday – Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, November 25th through December 31st. The e

READ MORE +
Lighting Up The Holidays For Those in Need 11/19/2021
Lighting Up The Holidays For Those in Need
By: Chris Becker, IBG Marketing & Communications Director

The Idaho Botanical Garden tradition of hosting low-income families at Winter Garden aGlow continues this year with event vouchers provided to twelve organi

READ MORE +
IBG Seeds for the Snake River Seed Cooperative 11/18/2021
IBG Seeds for the Snake River Seed Cooperative
By: Daniel Murphy, IBG Collections Curator

Snake River Seed Cooperative is a collective of family farmers in the Intermountain West who work together to produce a wide diversity of locally-adapted seeds.

READ MORE +
Garden Tool Care 11/05/2021
Garden Tool Care
By: Anni Jack, IBG Adult Education Coordinator

Meet Dave Hibbard, IBG’s Ground & Facilities Coordinator! He is going to walk us through some garden tool care for this coming winter. Dave has som

READ MORE +
For the Love of the Garden 11/05/2021
For the Love of the Garden
By: Erin Anderson, IBG Executive Director

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies – Gertrude Jekyll. Gertrude Jekyll was a garden designer, a horticulturist, a garden designer, a

READ MORE +
Behind the Scenes of a Winter Wonderland 11/01/2021
Behind the Scenes of a Winter Wonderland
By: Chris Becker, IBG Marketing Director

The Idaho Botanical Garden, in collaboration with the East Boise Community Re-entry Center, is working hard to prepare for the 25th anniversary of Winter Garden

READ MORE +
Giving Thanks to Your Soil 10/28/2021
Giving Thanks to Your Soil
By: Anni Jack, Adult Education Coordinator

We step on it, dig in it, drop seeds and plants in its space and they devour its nutrients, then we yank those plants out of their happy place and enjoy their t

READ MORE +
Save the Seeds 10/22/2021
Save the Seeds
By: Anni Jack, Adult Education Coordinator

If you caught the last blog post, you have read some ideas on saving your garden produce into the winter months and beyond.  Saving seeds is another form of ga

READ MORE +
Preserving the Harvest 10/14/2021
Preserving the Harvest
By: Anni Jack, Adult Education Coordinator

Dirty nails, sweaty brows, frown lines (how many squash bugs can there be!?)… We made it, people! We have earned this garden harvest!  Now the question is, w

READ MORE +
Growing Culinary Herbs for Pollinators and You 08/20/2021
Growing Culinary Herbs for Pollinators and You
By: Elizabeth Dickey, Education and Visitor Engagement Director

Herbs used in cooking do very well in the climate of southern Idaho and in most of its soils. Many of them, such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, and sage, are nati

READ MORE +
Guardians of the Garden 08/18/2021
Guardians of the Garden
By: Anni Jack, Adult Education Coordinator

Hopefully, after reading the prior blog post, we are now working on suppressing the desire to stomp, squash, and scream when we cross paths with bugs and maybe

READ MORE +
Embracing Beneficial Bugs in Our Gardens 08/09/2021
Embracing Beneficial Bugs in Our Gardens
By: Anni Jack, Adult Education Coordinator

Gross, grody, ewww, skivvy, icky, creepy, heebee jeebees…  all terms that I have heard describing bugs, often directly before or after the bug’s demise.  

READ MORE +
Weed it and Reap – Container Gardening 06/29/2021
Weed it and Reap – Container Gardening
By: Idaho Botanical Garden

Container Gardening Want to grow plants in an area with no open soil, such as on a porch, patio, or by a door? Put them in a pot, half barrel, or other conta

READ MORE +
05/13/2021
How to Attract Hummingbirds
By: Elizabeth Dickey, Education & Visitor Engagement Director

I have the pleasure of attending most of the classes presented by the Idaho Botanical Garden. Those offered this year by Liz Urban, Golden Eagle Audubon Society

READ MORE +
The Origin Story of Southwest Idaho 04/22/2021
The Origin Story of Southwest Idaho
By: Sierra Laverty, Adult Education Specialist

Welcome home! You live in a rare, complex ecosystem. The water you drink is the result of a series of ancient lake beds. The air you breathe is the output of hu

READ MORE +
The Birds, the Bees, and You 04/21/2021
The Birds, the Bees, and You
By: Elizabeth Dickey, Education & Visitor Engagement Director

April welcomes us outside to work in our yards. This year, why not garden with an eye to improving the wildlife habitat around your home? Habitat gardening incr

READ MORE +
Welcome Home: The Steppe 03/04/2021
Welcome Home: The Steppe
By: Sierra Laverty, Adult Education Specialist

Welcome home! You live in a rare, complex ecosystem. The water you drink is the result of a 9-million-year old lake. The air you breathe is the output of hundre

READ MORE +
Weed it and Reap | Less Lawn, Greater Value 10/28/2020
Weed it and Reap | Less Lawn, Greater Value
By: Elizabeth Dickey, Education and Visitor Engagement Director

There are 50 million acres of turfgrass in the United States. For perspective—Idaho is 53 million acres. Home lawns provide a place for children to play a

READ MORE +
Weed it and Reap – Fall Planting 10/07/2020
Weed it and Reap – Fall Planting
By: Elizabeth Dickey, Education and Visitor Engagement Director

Fall is a wonderful time to add new perennial plants to your landscape.  Fall plantings adjust to their new surroundings, getting set to actively grow in the s

READ MORE +
Rooted | October 1, 2020 10/01/2020
Rooted | October 1, 2020
By: Erin Anderson, Executive Director

Pumpkin spiced lattes, sweet-scented candles, scary movies, Ugg Boots, and more candy corn than any one person can handle, these are a few of my favorite things

READ MORE +
Winterizing Your Garden 101 09/16/2020
Winterizing Your Garden 101
By: Factory Direct Hose

Fall is one of the most rewarding times to be a gardener. You’re finishing up a solid season of harvesting and are reaping (and eating) the rewards of your ha

READ MORE +
Rooted | September 3, 2020 09/03/2020
Rooted | September 3, 2020
By: Erin Anderson, Executive Director

Almost a month ago, I asked you what it was you love about the Garden. Is it the flowers blooming? Outlaw Field and Great Garden Escape concerts? The magic of W

READ MORE +
Rooted | August 3, 2020 08/03/2020
Rooted | August 3, 2020
By: Erin Anderson, Executive Director

What is it that you love about the Garden? Is it the flowers blooming? Outlaw Field and Great Garden Escape concerts? The magic of Winter Garden aGlow? Maybe it

READ MORE +
Rooted | July 6, 2020 07/03/2020
Rooted | July 6, 2020
By: Erin Anderson, Executive Director

The past month, three months, heck the entire year has been hard to process for us all. The events taking place within our community, our country, and the world

READ MORE +
Rooted – Summer Events at IBG 06/29/2020
Rooted – Summer Events at IBG
By: Erin Anderson, Executive Director

We have met with Central District Health, and as of right now summer events at the Garden are a go! We have worked hard to create events that allow you to come

READ MORE +
Movement & Mindfulness May 05/08/2020
Movement & Mindfulness May
By: Gillian Bovard, Event Operations Manager

We know that this has been an incredibly stressful time for so many people in our community. We’ve teamed up with some amazing folks this month to bring you s

READ MORE +
Rooted | May 7, 2020 05/07/2020
Rooted | May 7, 2020
By: Erin Anderson, Executive Director

Wow. Just wow! I am overwhelmed by the support we have received through Idaho Gives over the past fourteen days. We’ve nearly reached our goal of $15,000!

READ MORE +
Rooted | April 30, 2020 04/30/2020
Rooted | April 30, 2020
By: Erin Anderson, Executive Director

It’s a big week at Idaho Botanical Garden (it’s kind of a big dill), and I’m not even sure where to begin… Our Idaho Gives campaign is going strong.

READ MORE +
4 Veggies that Won’t Feed Your Family (And 4 That Will) 04/30/2020
4 Veggies that Won’t Feed Your Family (And 4 That Will)
By: Sierra Laverty, Assistant Horticulture Director

My social media feed has been full of folks showing their newly planted broccoli and lettuce, and carrot seedlings emerging from the soil. There’s a wave

READ MORE +
Rooted | April 23, 2020 04/23/2020
Rooted | April 23, 2020
By: Erin Anderson, Executive Director

Everyone should have access to fresh produce, but right now food security is at an all-time low. ­­­ Our shelters, food pantries, and feeding services are

READ MORE +
Earth Day 2020 04/21/2020
Earth Day 2020
By: Gillian Bovard, Event Operations Manager

CELEBRATE WITH US! As a self-described “professional social butterfly” you can imagine being quarantined is not exactly my idea of a good time. Nevermind t

READ MORE +
Rooted | April 16, 2020 04/16/2020
Rooted | April 16, 2020
By: Erin Anderson, Executive Director

If you're like me, you find yourselves thinking about the small things. Making special connections with friends, family and loved ones, and slowing way down as

READ MORE +
Volunteer Q&A | Anni! 04/16/2020
Volunteer Q&A | Anni!
By: Karen Christeson, Volunteer Manager

This week we are delighted to tell you about just one of the amazing members of our IBG volunteer team! It is a privilege to work alongside, learn from, and

READ MORE +
Week of the Young Child 2020 04/12/2020
Week of the Young Child 2020
By: Gillian Bovard, Event Operations Manager

Each April we look forward to watching the Garden come to life and welcoming hundreds of families to the Garden in celebration of our youngest Idahoans. Our par

READ MORE +
Rooted | April 9, 2020 04/09/2020
Rooted | April 9, 2020
By: Erin Anderson, Executive Director

Food, glorious food! In last week's Rooted, I talked about food, growing your Resilience Garden at home, and organizations like the Idaho Foodbank who need

READ MORE +
Cooking at Home with Brassica oleracea 04/09/2020
Cooking at Home with Brassica oleracea
By: Elizabeth Dickey, Education and Visitor Engagement Director

Many of us are spending more time at home cooking. Now is a great time to capitalize on the situation and look for ways to improve our diet and have less impact

READ MORE +
Rooted | April 2, 2020 04/02/2020
Rooted | April 2, 2020
By: Erin Anderson, Executive Director

While our gates have been closed for just over a week now, it hasn't prevented our Garden from putting on a beautiful spring show. Our snowdrops, daffodils, and

READ MORE +
Stress-relieving horticultural activities 04/02/2020
Stress-relieving horticultural activities
By: Michele Lesica, Horticulture

April is National Stress Awareness Month--and in the current situation our world is in this month couldn’t have better timing. Did you know that gardening is

READ MORE +
To our Garden community. COVID-19 Update 03/25/2020
To our Garden community. COVID-19 Update
By: Erin Anderson, Executive Director

To our Garden community, Watching our community come together to support each other over the past few weeks has been incredible. It makes us proud to be a part

READ MORE +
Wide-open Spaces. COVID-19 Update 03/13/2020
Wide-open Spaces. COVID-19 Update
By: Erin Anderson, Executive Director

Breathe in, breathe out. We understand things are getting a little stressful in our world lately. Fortunately, the Garden is a great place to find peace and fre

READ MORE +
A Word from the Koi Pond 07/09/2019
A Word from the Koi Pond
By: Bob McKay, Pond Specialist and Gardener

Here at the Idaho Botanical Garden (IBG), the koi pond has had thick blooms of suspended, single cell algae and long, stringy blanket weed or "hair" algae. As I

READ MORE +
Wildflowers and Weeds of the Boise Foothills 06/18/2019
Wildflowers and Weeds of the Boise Foothills
By: Daniel Murphy, Collections Curator and Anna Lindquist, Garden Lead

This time of year the Idaho Botanical Garden serves as a welcoming oasis as temperatures climb and we all seek the shade of the Meditation Garden or the bounty

READ MORE +
06/06/2019
Meat Eating Plants of Idaho
By: Daniel Murphy - Collections Curator

Plants have to eat, just like any other living thing. However, unlike other living things, plants make their own food using water, sunlight, and carbon dioxide.

READ MORE +
The Amazing Adaptability of Native Plants 05/02/2019
The Amazing Adaptability of Native Plants
By: Anna Lindquist, Garden Lead and Native Plant Specialist

Imagine being stuck in one spot, subject to the elements, reliant upon the kindness of strangers to feed you, and unable to defend yourself should something dec

READ MORE +
PRETTY TOUGH PLANTS: Discover the Plant Select® Program 04/03/2019
PRETTY TOUGH PLANTS: Discover the Plant Select® Program
By: Nell Frazer Lindqust, IBG Greenhouse & Nursery Coordinator

The Plant Select® program identifies, promotes, and distributes plants that are well suited for gardens in the Intermountain West. Created in 1997, the program

READ MORE +
Going Green in 2019 03/21/2019
Going Green in 2019
By: Anna Lindquist, Garden Lead and Native Plant Specialist

While the Idaho Botanical Garden has always been a place for green thumbs and environmental stewards, last year we decided to take it to the next level by creat

READ MORE +
Idaho celebrates Week of the Young Child 03/21/2019
Idaho celebrates Week of the Young Child
By: Brandi Nyhof, Idaho AEYC outreach coordinator

The Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC) is partnering with the Idaho Botanical Garden to host a family-friendly outdoor celebrati

READ MORE +
Lunaria Grant Program 2019 Grantees 03/19/2019
Lunaria Grant Program 2019 Grantees
By: Jennifer Dunmire, Development Director

The Idaho Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the 2019 Lunaria Grant award winners and their projects! College of Western Idaho – Pollinator Garden w

READ MORE +
Waking Up Your Garden 03/04/2019
Waking Up Your Garden
By: Elizabeth Dickey, Education and Visitor Engagement Director

Early spring is a great time to shake off the winter blues and get your garden ready before the busy warm season is upon us. Local gardeners have a few sayin

READ MORE +
DIY: How to build a backyard greenhouse 02/12/2019
DIY: How to build a backyard greenhouse
By: Sierra Laverty, Adult Education Specialist

Building a small, backyard greenhouse can be a rewarding, easy, and even less expensive solution to indoor grow lights. A greenhouse can allow a home gardener t

READ MORE +
Growing Your Own: As Easy as A-B-Seed? 02/11/2019
Growing Your Own: As Easy as A-B-Seed?
By: Sierra Laverty, Assistant Horticulture Director

It’s hard to ignore seeds this time of year. Many gardeners’ mailboxes are stuffed with seed catalogs, heightening our anticipation of winter’s end. Dried

READ MORE +
Gardening in a Changing Climate, Part III: A World Without Water 01/14/2019
Gardening in a Changing Climate, Part III: A World Without Water
By: Sierra Laverty, Assistant Horticulture Director

Boise, Idaho—home to Idaho Botanical Garden—is known as the City of Trees. There is an elusive fact that our city's shade trees and lush lawns conspire to h

READ MORE +
Gardening in a Changing Climate, Part II: A Horde of Locusts 12/04/2018
Gardening in a Changing Climate, Part II: A Horde of Locusts
By: Sierra Laverty, Assistant Horticulture Director

In the final days of October, we transplanted more than 100 vegetable seedlings into our raised beds and cold frame. Tucked under row-cover and a little plastic

READ MORE +
Idaho Botanical Garden hosts Winter Garden aGlow from Nov. 22 to Jan. 1 11/14/2018
Idaho Botanical Garden hosts Winter Garden aGlow from Nov. 22 to Jan. 1
By: Chad M. Thompson, Marketing & Communication Director

You may have seen the Garden in bloom this spring and summer, but have you seen it aglow in the winter? Join us November 22 to January 1 for the annual Winter G

READ MORE +
Gardening in Changing Climate, Part I: The Big Picture 11/05/2018
Gardening in Changing Climate, Part I: The Big Picture
By: Sierra Laverty, Assistant Horticulture Director

Rising sea levels. Extreme drought. Storms and hurricanes like we’ve never seen before. The effects of climate change can seem like the work of legend, but th

READ MORE +
Beneficial Bugs in Fall 10/15/2018
Beneficial Bugs in Fall
By: Sierra Laverty, Assistant Horticulture Director

In the spring and summer, any garden is awash with wonder. Annual and perennial flower buds open to reveal magnetic colors. The sound of crickets and cicadas ri

READ MORE +
What’s Blooming October 2018 10/11/2018
What’s Blooming October 2018
By: Daniel Murphy, Collections Curator

Fall Flowers Summer may have officially come to a close, but that doesn’t mean we are left without flowers. Many plants flower throughout the summer and into

READ MORE +
Preparing Your Pond for Winter 10/08/2018
Preparing Your Pond for Winter
By: Robert McKay, Gardener, Pond Specialist Certified Koi Keeper

Getting Your Pond Ready for Winter As we approach late October, the nighttime temperatures dance around freezing and the daytime temperatures struggle to get o

READ MORE +
Creative Culinary Uses for Plants 10/04/2018
Creative Culinary Uses for Plants
By: Michele Lesica, Horticulture Director

The Idaho Botanical Garden recently hosted a new event called Bitters, Botany and the Big Screen, in collaboration with Red Feather Lounge and the Sierra Club.

READ MORE +
Literally – Check it Out! 10/01/2018
Literally – Check it Out!
By:

Did you know that our administration building houses a huge library of horticulture books?  These books are free for members to check out.  Here is a list of

READ MORE +
What’s Blooming September 2018 09/12/2018
What’s Blooming September 2018
By: Daniel Murphy, Collections Curator

Scarlet Runner Bean This vining plant in the bean family can be found growing in both the Children’s Adventure Garden and the Vegetable Garden. It is commo

READ MORE +
Discover the Magic of Nature Camps 09/11/2018
Discover the Magic of Nature Camps
By: Wendy Irwin, Youth Education Coordinator

Summer at Idaho Botanical Garden means many things, from concerts, to weddings, to quiet moments spent at shaded picnic tables. For the Youth Education Staff a

READ MORE +
Seeds, Saving for the Future 09/09/2018
Seeds, Saving for the Future
By: Anna Lindquist, Garden Lead and Native Plant Specialist

While flowers and fruits typically get all the glory in the garden, seeds are the real heroes. Without seeds, we would have no delicious tomatoes, no beautiful

READ MORE +
Idaho’s first ever public tree climb adventure is coming! 08/28/2018
Idaho’s first ever public tree climb adventure is coming!
By: David Anderson, Canopy Watch

Public invited to first-ever guided educational tree climb in Idaho September 29, Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDEN, Boise, ID – Idaho’

READ MORE +
What’s Blooming August 2018 08/15/2018
What’s Blooming August 2018
By: Daniel Murphy, Collections Curator

Summer Fruits of Native Trees and Shrubs The Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden is lousy with fruit. As the fruits of serviceberries and currants fade, a su

READ MORE +
Pollinators! 08/08/2018
Pollinators!
By: Anna Lindquist, Garden Lead and Native Plant Specialist

Working at the garden it is impossible to ignore the myriad of pollinators we have buzzing, flying, and swooping around us (including our new Bee mascot!). Many

READ MORE +
Private Gardens Tour 2019 Announced 07/30/2018
Private Gardens Tour 2019 Announced
By: Corey King, Marketing and Communication Director

Idaho Botanical Garden accepting nominations in Boise’s Highlands Area The Idaho Botanical Garden is planning for the 2019 Private Gardens Tour of residentia

READ MORE +
What’s Blooming July 2018 07/24/2018
What’s Blooming July 2018
By: Daniel Murphy, Collections Curator

Heritage Grain Trial Idaho Botanical Garden is participating in the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Heritage Grains Trial. Thanks to Anna and the Vegetable Garden

READ MORE +
Identifying the Goathead Monster 07/23/2018
Identifying the Goathead Monster
By: Daniel Murphy, Collections Curator

If you have spent much time on a bicycle in Boise, chances are you have been the victim of a goathead-induced flat tire. You probably even got a good look at th

READ MORE +
It’s Just Ducky at Great Garden Escape 07/10/2018
It’s Just Ducky at Great Garden Escape
By: Idaho Botanical Garden

Idaho Botanical Garden partners with Duck Club Presents Boise, Idaho, July 10, 2018–The Idaho Botanical Garden is a fun, vibrant, place with 13 acres of cu

READ MORE +
Artist Han Seok Hyun & MING Studios 06/19/2018
Artist Han Seok Hyun & MING Studios
By: Idaho Botanical Garden

MING Studios & Idaho Botanical Garden partner to bring new work by Korean Artist Han Seok Hyun to Boise MING Studios and the Idaho Botanical Garden(IBG) br

READ MORE +
It’s National Pollinator Week 06/18/2018
It’s National Pollinator Week
By: Daniel Murphy

Thanks to Pollinator Partnership for providing these Pollination Fast Facts! What is pollination? Pollination is a vital stage in the life cycle of all flow

READ MORE +
Interested in Saving Seeds? 06/15/2018
Interested in Saving Seeds?
By: Idaho Botanical Garden

Here are some very basic seed saving tips! Some of the easiest flowers to collect seeds from include: Chocolate flower (Berlandieria lyrata) Winecups (

READ MORE +
What’s Blooming June 2018 06/10/2018
What’s Blooming June 2018
By:

Dwarf English Lavender  - Lavandula angustifolia ‘Wee One’   We have several Plant Select Petites in our Plant Select Demonstration Beds. Like

READ MORE +
Renewal Keeps the Garden Growing 06/01/2018
Renewal Keeps the Garden Growing
By:

Idaho Botanical Garden has a new look and a new vibe Idaho Botanical Garden is a fun, vibrant, place with a new updated logo to reflect this exciting community

READ MORE +
Meet Mark Nagel Volunteer Beekeeper 05/29/2018
Meet Mark Nagel Volunteer Beekeeper
By:

Hi Everyone! Let me introduce myself.  My name is Mark Nagel and I am the new volunteer beekeeper at the Garden.  I have been keeping bees for 6 years and am

READ MORE +
Idaho Botanical Garden is now a propagation member of Plant Select 05/25/2018
Idaho Botanical Garden is now a propagation member of Plant Select
By:

New Plant Select Garden Featured at Idaho Botanical Garden The Idaho Botanical Garden is now a propagation member of Plant Select, the country’s leading bran

READ MORE +
Now a propagation member of Plant Select 05/25/2018
Now a propagation member of Plant Select
By: Idaho Botanical Garden

New Plant Select Garden Featured at Idaho Botanical Garden The Idaho Botanical Garden is now a propagation member of Plant Select, the country’s leading bran

READ MORE +
What’s Blooming May 2018 05/19/2018
What’s Blooming May 2018
By:

Meadow Rue – Thalictrum ‘Black Stockings’   The genus Thalictrum may surprise you by just how showy and attractive it can be. Commonly known

READ MORE +
30,000 Honey Bees! 05/17/2018
30,000 Honey Bees!
By:

30,000 Honey Bees! Please welcome our newest IBG staff members…30,000 honey bees!   Please welcome our newest IBG staff members…30,000 honey b

READ MORE +
Bear Grass Bloom Watch! 05/16/2018
Bear Grass Bloom Watch!
By:

It’s an exciting day in the Lewis and Clark Garden; we are on Bloom Watch for our Bear Grass! What makes this bloom so exciting is that Xerophyllum te

READ MORE +
What’s Blooming April 26, 2018 04/26/2018
What’s Blooming April 26, 2018
By:

Koreanspice Viburnum - Viburnum carlesii   Viburnum is a genus of shrubs consisting of more than 150 species, most of which are found in the North

READ MORE +
What’s Blooming April 2018 04/06/2018
What’s Blooming April 2018
By:

Prairie Smoke - Geum triflorum   One of the first wildflowers to bloom in the Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden is a low-growing plant in the ro

READ MORE +
What’s Blooming March 2018 03/01/2018
What’s Blooming March 2018
By:

Panchito Manzanita Arctostaphylos x coloradensis   [caption id="attachment_6727" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Panchito Manzanita 'Arctostaph

READ MORE +
Plantoids at the Garden 02/14/2018
Plantoids at the Garden
By: Idaho Botanical Garden

Idaho Botanical Garden hosted the Plantoids Robotics Workshop In an unusual pairing of robotics and horticulture, the Idaho Botanical Garden hosted the Pl

READ MORE +
Focus on Early Childhood 02/12/2018
Focus on Early Childhood
By: Idaho Botanical Garden

Project Learning Tree - Professional Development Workshop Focus on Early Childhood - March 16-17, 2018 Friday, 4:30-8:30 pm. Saturday, 8:30 am–3:30 pm with

READ MORE +
What’s Blooming 2/1/2018 02/01/2018
What’s Blooming 2/1/2018
By:

Helllebores - Helleborus spp.    [caption id="attachment_6727" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Hellebores 'Helleborus spp.'[/caption] This odd

READ MORE +
English Garden 11/20/2017
English Garden
By: Idaho Botanical Garden

The renovation of the English Garden began in the summer of 2015.  Renovation of this garden was prompted by the growth of the trees and the change in the amou

READ MORE +
Labyrinth 10/20/2017
Labyrinth
By: Idaho Botanical Garden

This spring, as we began construction for our new bathrooms, we removed the Labyrinth. Find a new one in the Foothills Grove near the Vegetable Garden and the L

READ MORE +
What’s Blooming 9/21/2017 09/21/2017
What’s Blooming 9/21/2017
By: Idaho Botanical Garden

Globe Amaranth - Gomphrena spp.    [caption id="attachment_6727" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Gomphrena haageana 'QIS™ Carmine'[/caption]

READ MORE +
What’s Blooming 8/23/2017 08/23/2017
What’s Blooming 8/23/2017
By: Idaho Botanical Garden

Eaton's Aster - Symphyotrichum eatonii   Every year during the final weeks of summer, we look forward to seeing the asters bloom. They are a sure s

READ MORE +
What’s Blooming 7/31/2017 07/31/2017
What’s Blooming 7/31/2017
By: Idaho Botanical Garden

Goldhill Golden-aster - Heterotheca jonesii x villosa 'Goldhill'   One of the many things to love about the Plant Select program is their collectio

READ MORE +
What’s Blooming 6/15/2017 06/15/2017
What’s Blooming 6/15/2017
By: Idaho Botanical Garden

Spanish Foxglove - Digitalis thapsi 'Spanish Peaks'   Idaho Botanical Garden is home to one of Plant Select's many demonstration gardens located th

READ MORE +
What’s Blooming – April 24, 2017 04/24/2017
What’s Blooming – April 24, 2017
By: Idaho Botanical Garden

April showers bring more April flowers. Brave the rain and come see the most recent blooms at Idaho Botanical Garden as April draws to a close. Here's hopin

READ MORE +
04/05/2017
What’s Blooming – April 2017
By:

Idaho Botanical Garden is on the verge of bursting into full bloom. So many things are already flowering, and there is much more to come. Below are just a few

READ MORE +
03/20/2017
What’s Blooming – March 2017
By:

            What's Blooming_March print out   

READ MORE +
10/18/2016
Idaho Botanical Garden Releases Statement on City of Boise’s Planned 2017 Concert Series
By:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Contact: Erin Anderson October 17, 2016     (208) 275-8609 erin@i

READ MORE +
09/26/2016
What’s Blooming 9/26/2016
By:

Bluebeard - Caryopteris spp.   Plants that bloom late in the summer and into fall are particularly important in the garden. Not only do they offer conti

READ MORE +