Garden calendar: landscaping, tree care, growing for the kitchen, more

February 13, 2014 

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

Water Wise Landscaping: 6 p.m. at Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Soil and roots with Susan Bell, University of Idaho Extension educator and horticulturist. Free. To register, email landscape@unitedwater.com or call 362-7336.

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 8-9

Treasure Valley Orchid Society Show and Sale: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 8 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 at Hilton Garden Inn, 7699 W. Spectrum, Boise. $3.

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.

Water Wise Landscaping: 6 p.m. at Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Catherine Chertudi, city of Boise, will discuss maintaining a successful low water landscape. Free. To register, email landscape@unitedwater.com or call 362-7336.

MARCH 13-16

Boise Spring Home Show: March 13-16 at Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $5 admission, free for children 12 and younger. boisespringhomeshow.com.

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 20

Water Wise Landscaping: 6 p.m. at Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Susan Bell, University of Idaho Extension educator and horticulturist, will discuss designing a xeriscape. Free. To register, email landscape@unitedwater.com or call 362-7336.

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.

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 29

Water Wise Landscaping: Meet at 1 p.m. at the Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, for a special tour emphasizing low water use plants and practices. Free. To register, email landscape@unitedwater.com or call 362-7336.

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.

MAY 17-18

Golden Garden Club Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 10305 Harvester Drive, Boise.

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