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Gardening calendar: Firewise landscaping, and more

June 11

Firewise Landscape: 7 p.m. at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Learn ways to create a defensible space which reduces the risk of wildfire damage to your home. Brett Van Paepeghem, South Idaho Project Manager, Idaho Firewise, will discuss the principles of flammable materials reduction, water conservation techniques and creating landscape zones. $12 IBG members, $17 nonmembers. Registration required. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

June 14

Idaho Rose Society Rose Show: Noon to 5 p.m. at The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise. Free. 375-3623.

June 16

Horse Pasture Management: 7 p.m. at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Join Alayne Blickle, from Horses for Clean Water, to find out how you can make your pastures more productive and control weeds with a least toxic approach. $12 IBG members, $17 nonmembers. Registration required. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

June 21

Private Garden Tour: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Eagle. Benefit for the Idaho Botanical Garden. $20 IBG members, $25 nonmembers, prior to June 19. $30 and $35 after. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

August 11

Crash Course in Fall Gardening: 7 p.m. at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Comprehensive class will cover the fall basics to ensure a glorious garden next spring including garden clean-up, planting perennials, watering for winter and fertilizing lawn grasses. $12 IBG members, $17 nonmembers. Registration required. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

August 19

Culinary Herbs: 7 p.m. at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Learn how to grow annual and perennial herbs, how to preserve herbs for future use and share a variety of ways to use them in cooking. $15 IBG members, $20 nonmembers. Registration required. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

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