Garden calendar: garden show, seminars, landscaping

January 30, 2014 

FEBRUARY 7

Spring Home and Garden Show: 5 to 9 p.m. at the Idaho Center, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $3 general, $2 seniors and children 2 and younger.

FEBRUARY 12

"Interdisciplinary Explorations: The Idea of Nature" public lecture: 6 p.m. with reception to follow at 7 p.m. in the Simplot Ballroom, Student Union Building, Boise State University. "After Nature: Living in the Anthropocene" presented by Jedidiah Purdy, Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law, Duke University. Free. For free tickets for the reception or information about free parking, email samanthaharvey@boisestate.edu. Details available at scholarworks.boisestate.edu/ideaofnature.

FEBRUARY 22

Rethinking Idaho Landscapes: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Community forum provides attendees with examples, tools and information useful for gardening in Idaho. Keynote speakers are Toby Hemenway, Michael Cooper, Terry Sims and Kecia Carlson. $35 for Idaho Botanical Garden members and University of Idaho master gardeners, $40 nonmembers. Registration required. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

FEBRUARY 26

Tree care class: 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Fruit tree pruning with Matt Perkins, Boise City arborist. Free. To register, email forestryinfo@cityofboise.org or call 608-7700.

MARCH 5

Tree care class: 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Tree structure and biology with Gary Moen, arborist and professor emeritus at Boise State University. Free. To register, email forestryinfo@cityofboise.org or call 608-7700.

MARCH 6

A Cook's Garden: 6:30 p.m. at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. CSA farmers Jim and Elaine Jenkins will share how they grow an abundance of produce every year at their home farm. $10 IBG members, $15 nonmembers. Register: 343-8649.

MARCH 12

Tree care class: 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Tree maintenance and pruning with Dennis Matlock, Boise City arborist. Free. To register, email forestryinfo@cityofboise.org or call 608-7700.

MARCH 13

"Interdisciplinary Explorations: The Idea of Nature" public lecture: 6 p.m. with reception to follow at 7 p.m. in the Simplot Ballroom, Student Union Building, Boise State University. "Emily Dickinson and Science" presented by Richard Brantley, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida. Free. For free tickets for the reception or information about free parking, email samanthaharvey@boisestate.edu. Details available at scholarworks.boisestate.edu/ideaofnature.

MARCH 19

Tree care class: 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Tree selection and planting with Ryan Rodgers, Boise City Arborist. Free. To register, email forestryinfo@cityofboise.org or call 608-7700.

MARCH 26

Tree care class: 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Managing pests and other tree problems with Debbie Cook, Boise City arborist. Free. To register, email forestryinfo@cityofboise.org or call 608-7700.

MARCH 21-23

Boise Flower & Garden Show: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 21, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 22 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 23 at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Shop for the latest in landscape design, garden art and decor, yard furniture, plants, decks, greenhouse, etc. Also, display gardens, gardening seminars, orchid and bonsai displays, a silent auction of container gardens and more. $8 general, $3 children 12-17, free for ages 11 and younger. gardenshowboise.com.

APRIL 2

Lawn and landscape class: 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Dave Beck will provide an overview of the most important topics related to growing a beautiful lawn. Landscape architect Toby Norton will provide background on landscape design, including orientation, hydrozones and proper plant placement. Free. To register, email bpr@cityofboise.org or call 608-7700.

APRIL 9

Roses and irrigation class: 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. From proper pruning techniques to selecting the right plant for the job, Andrea Wurtz will review the basic steps involved to produce beautiful healthy roses. Dan Falconer will teach a short course on how to use your irrigation system to efficiently water your garden and landscaping in our dry Idaho climate. Free. To register, email bpr@cityofboise.org or call 608-7700.

APRIL 24

"Interdisciplinary Explorations: The Idea of Nature" public lecture: 6 p.m. with reception to follow at 7 p.m. in the Simplot Ballroom, Student Union Building, Boise State University. "Getting to the Roots of the Matter: Trees in 19th Century Literature" presented by Susan Oliver, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Essex, England. Free. For free tickets for the reception or information about free parking, email samanthaharvey@boisestate.edu. Details available at scholarworks.boisestate.edu/ideaofnature.

MAY 2-3

Idaho Botanical Garden Plant Sale: Members only, 4 to 8 p.m. May 2, and general public, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3, at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. General garden admission fees apply. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

MAY 9

National Public Gardens Day: 9 a.m. to dusk at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Free. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

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