Garden calendar: Nature lecture, water wise landscaping, home show, more

March 13, 2014 

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, discusses maintaining a successful low- water landscape. Free. To register, email landscape@unitedwater.com or call 362-7336.

MARCH 13-16

Boise Spring Home Show: 5 to 9 p.m. March 13-14, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 15 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16 at Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $5 general, $4 seniors, free for children 12 and younger. boisespringhomeshow.com.

MARCH 15

Garden classes: At Madeline George Garden Design, 10550 W. Hill Road Parkway, Boise. Free. Register: 995-2815, info@madelinegeorge.com.• Garden Design 101, 11 a.m. • Preparing Your Ornamental Garden Beds for the Season, 2 p.m.

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, greenhouses, 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 22

New Plants for 2014: 11 a.m. at Madeline George Garden Design, 10550 W. Hill Road Parkway, Boise. Free. Register: 995-2815, info@madelinegeorge.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

Small Garden Design for the High Desert Plateau: 11 a.m. at Madeline George Garden Design, 10550 W. Hill Road Parkway, Boise. Free. Register: 995-2815, info@madelinegeorge.com.

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 provides an overview of the most important topics related to growing a beautiful lawn. Landscape architect Toby Norton provides background on landscape design, including orientation, hydrozones and proper plant placement. Free. To register, email bpr@cityofboise.org or call 608-7700.

APRIL 5

Layering the Garden for Seasonal Color: 11 a.m. at Madeline George Garden Design, 10550 W. Hill Road Parkway, Boise. Free. Register: 995-2815, info@madelinegeorge.com.

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 reviews the basic steps involved in producing beautiful healthy roses. Dan Falconer teaches 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 12

Celebrate Spring with Zing! 11 a.m. at Madeline George Garden Design, 10550 W. Hill Road Parkway, Boise. Tutorial on creating unique spring containers. Free. Register: 995-2815, info@madelinegeorge.com.

APRIL 19

Planting 101 and Sprinklers 101: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Madeline George Garden Design, 10550 W. Hill Road Parkway, Boise. Free. Register: 995-2815, info@madelinegeorge.com.

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.

APRIL 25

Plant sale: 8:30 a.m. to noon at 1917 N. 9th St., Boise.

APRIL 26

Garden classes: At Madeline George Garden Design, 10550 W. Hill Road Parkway, Boise. Free. Register: 995-2815, info@madelinegeorge.com.• The Bees Knees Planting Class, 11 a.m.• Design with Idaho in Mind, 2 p.m.

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 8

Ada Gardeners plant sale: 8 a.m. to noon at 10608 W. Cruser Drive, Boise. Proceeds pay for scholarship at CWI.

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 9-10

Idaho Horticulture Society plant sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at BUGS Garden, 4821 Franklin Road, Boise. Proceeds benefit garden club community service projects and CWI horticulture program. Bring your own boxes. 870-1299, idhort.com.

MAY 17-18

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

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