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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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