Get out the Calendar

I still have bulbs to get in the ground before it freezes. When I look out the window at Bogus and see the snow on the ski hill, and the rain coming down in the valley like crazy (thank you thank you thank you), I know the growing season is pretty much over. And I start planning next year’s antics……….

Some gardening events you will want to look forward to include the resurrected Horticulture Symposium at the Center on the Grove. Sponsored by the Lunaria League, the guest speakers will be Scott Calhoun of Tuscon and Susan Hurst of Des Moines. The date is February 4th, 2006. Mark your calendars. I will be posting more information about the speakers and the schedule.

The following weekend is the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. One of the best garden shows in the nation, the show has 40 acres of fantastic gardens, great shopping, terrific speakers, and incredible timing. Just when you have had it up to your nose with Boise inversions, brown hills, snow or no snow, you can take a quick trip to Seattle to breathe in the tulips, hyacinths and daffodils and set your mind right again. Get more information at The show is February 8-12th, 2006. I suggest you go early in the week, be there by Wednesday and get out by Friday. The crowds are wild on the weekend. One of the best times to go is during the dinner hour. Reduced rates then as well.

Boise gets to shine with the Boise Flower and Garden Show in March. This year the show will be held March 24-26 at the Center on the Grove. The theme garden is titled “Boise’s Back Yard.” It will showcase the great life we live here with long long long summer nights, starry skies, great warm weather, and the latest in new plant materials and combos.