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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

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DIY: How to build a backyard greenhouse 02/12/2019
DIY: How to build a backyard greenhouse
By: Sierra Laverty, Assistant Horticulture Director

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

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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

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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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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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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 (

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