Readers, the incredible, fun, gorgeous annual Garden Tour will be on June 24th, Sunday, 10-5 rain or shine. I”ve seen the gardens and let me tell YOU: LOVE!
I’ll do little sneaky peeks of them here, over the next couple of weeks, but you can win tickets today, by listening to me on the River Radio, 94.9 between 730 and 8 am.
Or, you can purchase your tickets online here: Idaho Botanical Garden. You can download a map of the tour at the same site, or, at any of your local independent nurseries. Tickets are available at each garden on the day of the tour. (The map to THOSE GARDENS is available as mentioned, at IBG or a garden center).
See you there!
My sincere apologies for the unkempt look of this blog page. We are in the process of a little remodel, and until we work out the snags, it may look a little goofy. Hope to have it back and ship shape in a day or so.
Thanks for your kind patience,
Check out this great video http://vimeo.com/35444471
MEET ORGANIC FARMER, AUTHOR, DESIGNER, AND
FARMGIRL LIFESTYLE PIONEER, MARYJANE BUTTERS
Moscow, ID (June 8, 2012) – MaryJane Butters of MaryJanesFarm will be making an in-store appearance at the grand opening of the new Fred Meyer store at Eagle Island Marketplace in Meridian, ID, on Saturday, June 30, at 11 a.m.
MaryJane and her daughter, Megan Butters Rae, will be at the store to celebrate the grand opening and to showcase the MaryJane’s Home line of towels carried by the store. MaryJane created her MaryJane’s Home lifestyle brand to celebrate her passion for farmgirl living and the beauty she discovers every day on her organic farm inMoscow,Idaho.
MaryJane and Megan will talk to customers about their organic lifestyle, share a little of the romantic and practical farmstyle that has made them a household name, and provide plenty of farmgirl fun—including giveaways, a sneak peek into MaryJane’s new book, Glamping with MaryJane, and free MaryJane’s organic chocolate!
MaryJane Butters, a former wilderness ranger and environmental activist, is a modern-day organic farmer, author, and the Idahofarmgirl who added glamour to camping and transformed it into glamping. She has worn many hats (and aprons) in her day, but none more proudly than that of editor of her own women’s lifestyle magazine, MaryJanesFarm, and author. Her fourth book, Glamping with MaryJane, will be released in September, and is currently available for pre-order via Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. She is also recognized for her website, www.maryjanesfarm.org; her popular online journal, www.raisingjane.org; and a national Sisterhood program, www.farmgirlsisterhood.com, a thriving, active community of women from all walks of life.
See you there!
MaryJane Butters and her daughter, Megan Butters Rae
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @11 a.m.
Fred Meyer store – Eagle/Boise at the EagleIslandMarketplace
1400 E. Chinden Blvd.
(Chinden Blvd.&Linder Road)
This morning the green fists of the peonies are getting ready
to break my heart
as the sun rises,
as the sun strokes them with his old, buttery fingers
and they open —
pools of lace,
white and pink —
and all day the black ants climb over them,
boring their deep and mysterious holes
into the curls,
craving the sweet sap,
taking it away
to their dark, underground cities —
and all day
under the shifty wind,
as in a dance to the great wedding,
the flowers bend their bright bodies,
and tip their fragrance to the air,
their red stems holding
all that dampness and recklessness
gladly and lightly,
and there it is again —
beauty the brave, the exemplary,
Do you love this world?
Do you cherish your humble and silky life?
Do you adore the green grass, with its terror beneath?
Do you also hurry, half-dressed and barefoot, into the garden,
and exclaiming of their dearness,
fill your arms with the white and pink flowers,
with their honeyed heaviness, their lush trembling,
to be wild and perfect for a moment, before they are