The Idaho Statesman's Joe Jaszewski was losing the battle with a large piece of lawn at his East Boise home — so he decided to kill it and put in a garden and drought-tolerant plants to save time and money. Here's how he did it.
Ed and Georgia Smith, 95 and 92 years old, got married on the cusp of World War II, when they thought Ed was going to go off and be a fighter pilot. Ed suspects his father would have advised him to wait until after the war. And who’s to say they would have listened? The two will celebrate their 75th anniversary later this month. “It just all worked out,” says Georgia.
Doreen Guenther, head grower at FarWest Landscape and Garden Center in Boise, celebrates color by limiting it. She describes a monochrome garden that includes flowers that may only have splashes of burgundy, or has hues of burgundy or has burgundy foliage.
Sarah Jorgensen was diagnosed with ovarian cancer almost exactly one year ago. Through her journey came an overwhelming need — responsibility — desire — to pay back the generosity that the family received. Sarah and her fiancé, Dan Norton, formed a nonprofit called Empower: A Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Patients.
Kathy Whipple runs Tamarack Goldens, a small golden retriever kennel, from her Eagle home. Recently, several dogs from Whipple's kennel made it to Westminster, where one earned best of breed. She talks about the prestigious show and her reaction to winning such a high title.