Dig In video series: Tips for drying hot peppers, basil and lavender
Enjoy peppers and herbs year-round by drying some of what you harvest. University of Idaho Advanced Master Gardener Debbie Courson Smith shares some tips in this 21st episode of the Statesman's Dig In garden video series.
NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal has listed this massive Florida estate for $28 million. O'Neal, 46, played for six teams during his historic career, winning three NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and one with the Miami Heat.
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Boise’s historic Phillips House, designed by innovative and eccentric architect Arthur Troutner, is for sale. The 1958 house is one-of-a-kind. Take a walk down memory lane with Greg Phillips who grew up in the home.
David Domanski-Miville is a local teacher who also grows a very cool garden on the Boise Bench. He replaced his lawn with more drought tolerant perennials, prickly pear cacti and other succulents that might be a surprise for some gardeners in the
Empty-nesters Frank and JamieLou Delavan plan to buy a smaller home but want to shed the claustrophobic, ’70s-style kitchen and dining room to prime their existing home for the market. They hired designer and contractor Sarah Cunningham with Ethos
Idaho Statesman gardening columnist Margaret Lauterbach gives the definitive answer to the pesky and perennial question: Which zone are we in? Plus she has a few key pieces of advice specific to Boise gardeners.
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.
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
For the fourth year, Edwards Greenhouse in Boise has defied winter and created a spring-like "pop-up park" with green grass and floral gardens. The park will be open to the public starting Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then clos
Hate spiders in your garden or house? They're actually beneficial and most can't hurt you. Debbie Courson Smith, an advanced master gardener with University of Idaho Extension, talks about the most common spiders people bring in to be identified.
More than half of Halloween injuries involve pumpkin carving, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. "Sometimes, we’re very excited, and we don’t think about this as being dangerous," says Mayo Clinic internist Dr. Vandana Bhide
There are benefits to keeping leaves in your yard but you do need to mow or shed them to be sure they break down rapidly. Advanced Master Gardener Debbie Courson Smith also explains how leaves can be used as mulch in the yard and garden in this 23
Do you love garlic? If so, consider planting some this fall. University of Idaho Advanced Master Gardener Debbie Courson Smith explains why it's a big no-no (and illegal in Idaho) to plant cloves from the grocery store. She gives tips for planting