You can be a garden expert (almost) in time for the last average frost day of the year, May 10 — when it’s safe to plant most of your garden.
Check out these free offerings from the experts:
Free gardening classes
▪ FarWest Garden Center:
5728 W. State St., Boise. RSVP to save your spot as space is limited: 208-853-4000.
May 24: Butterflies and Pollinators, 6 p.m. Learn which plants are the most attractive to migrating and native butterflies.
FarWest also offers other gardening classes. For more information on the fees and details on those classes, go to farwestgardencenter.net.
▪ Madeline George Garden Design Nursery:
May 27: Garden Editing, 11 a.m. Learn the tips and techniques for editing your garden.
Learn more online at madelinegeorge.com.
Zamzows will offer a lawn class and a tomato/pepper class sometime during the spring. Details TBA. Check with your local Zamzows for details.
Learn more about Zamzows online at zamzows.com.
Love roses? Here’s a perfect volunteer opportunity
The Julia Davis Park Rose Garden has been delighting visitors since it opened in 1935. Boise Parks and Rec seeks volunteers to commit to working in the garden one morning each week through the summer. Garden tasks include weeding, trimming dead flower heads, fence painting, trash and debris removal and other rose-related jobs as needed.
Boise Parks and Rec staff will hold work sessions on Wednesdays, from 8 to 11 a.m. through mid-September. Although some knowledge of plant care is desired, gardeners of all skills and knowledge levels are welcome. City staff will provide direction and training for anyone who is interested in lending a hand. Contact Jerry Pugh, community programs coordinator at 208-608-7617 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Do you know of other free garden educational events and opportunities in the Treasure Valley? Let us know for this ongoing listing. Michelle Jenkins at email@example.com.