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Starting plants from seed among upcoming Boise gardening events

Learn about starting plants from seed Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Boise Library Collister branch. Details below
Learn about starting plants from seed Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Boise Library Collister branch. Details below TNS

Saturday, Feb. 17

Spring into Spring Garden School: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Edwards Greenhouse, 4106 Sand Creek St., Boise. Topics include: perennial flowers, improving garden soil, pruning raspberries, vermiculture, composting, vegetable garden planning, culinary herbs, growing roses, more. $4 per person. 208-287-5900.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Seed Starting 101: 7 to 8 p.m. at Boise Library Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. Join Doreen Guenther of FarWest Landscape & Garden Center for an introduction to growing your favorite veggies from seed. Doreen will talk about home seed-starting from arugula to zucchini. 208-972-8320.

Saturday, Feb. 24

Rethinking Idaho Landscapes Symposium: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Special Events Center, Boise State University. Speakers provide attendees with examples, tools and information useful for gardening in Idaho. $50 general, $40 Idaho Botanical Garden members and University of Idaho Master Gardeners. Register: 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Planting and Caring for your Mid-Century Yard (Part 4): 6:30 p.m. at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. After you have made improvements to the grounds around your home, and have a plan in place, it is time to plant. During this class you will be introduced to plants appropriate for this region, which may be used to create an exemplary Mid-Century look, and tips to keep your yard healthy year-round. $45 general, $40 IBG members. Register: 208-343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Friday-Sunday, March 23-25

Boise Flower and Garden Show: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 23-24 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25 at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. $8 general, $3 children 12-17, free for under 12. Shop for everything from outdoor furniture to sunrooms, tools, garden gadgets, gutter gardens, vintage items. Also, display gardens, seminars, bonsai displays, wine nights, more. gardenshowboise.com.