Idaho Botanical Garden http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Author To Offer Tips On Creating Sustainable Gardens In A Dry Climate http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/author-offer-tips-creating-sustainable-gardens-dry-climate <p>Home gardeners are often frustrated by Idaho’s dry climate. Finding the plants best suited for your garden is not always easy. <a href="http://www.patternliteracy.com/" target="_blank">Toby Hemenway</a> is an author who teaches and writes about permaculture and sustainable gardens and he’s coming to Boise.</p><p>“Rather than try to learn permaculture from a theoretical point of view, or try to understand it all, it’s a lot easier to just get involved in one aspect of it,” Hemenway says.</p><p>He says water conservation is an easy, gateway into learning permaculture.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:15:00 +0000 Samantha Wright 40502 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Author To Offer Tips On Creating Sustainable Gardens In A Dry Climate Ahead Of Boise Visit, Garrison Keillor Says Retirement Isn't In The Cards http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/ahead-boise-visit-garrison-keillor-says-retirement-isnt-cards <p>In the world of radio, few voices are as distinct as Garrison Keillor’s.&nbsp;</p><p>The Minnesota native created the live weekend variety show “<a href="http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/tickets/2013/0709.shtml">A Prairie Home Companion</a>” nearly four decades ago.&nbsp; The program has taken Keillor and his crew all over the U.S., and soon, perhaps, even overseas.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 14:43:00 +0000 Scott Graf 28524 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Ahead Of Boise Visit, Garrison Keillor Says Retirement Isn't In The Cards Winter Garden Aglow Tradition Draws Thousands To The Idaho Botanical Garden http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/winter-garden-aglow-tradition-draws-thousands-idaho-botanical-garden <p></p><p>Each year, the Idaho Botanical Garden strings up thousands of twinkling lights, for the annual Winter Garden Aglow. &nbsp;The event begins tonight. &nbsp;Last year, we caught up with a dedicated group of volunteers who were putting the final touches on the annual event.&nbsp; Here’s a look back:</p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Samantha Wright 17037 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Winter Garden Aglow Tradition Draws Thousands To The Idaho Botanical Garden Boise Gardeners Open Their Backyards To Hundreds Of Sightseers http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-gardeners-open-their-backyards-hundreds-sightseers <p>Every year in cities like Houston, Texas and Venice, California, people tour through backyard gardens.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s like a Parade of Homes for garden lovers.&nbsp; Something similar is happening this Sunday in Boise. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:35:58 +0000 Samantha Wright 8480 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise Gardeners Open Their Backyards To Hundreds Of Sightseers Web Extra: Tour Through A Japanese Maple Garden http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/web-extra-tour-through-japanese-maple-garden <p>On the 26<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the <a href="http://www.idahobotanicalgarden.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=feature.display&amp;feature_id=34&amp;CFID=340269&amp;CFTOKEN=96010839" target="_blank">Idaho Botanical Garden&rsquo;s Garden Tour</a>, 1,000 people will visit the private yards of 9 skilled gardeners.<span>&nbsp; </span>One of those belongs to Craig and Vanessa Lang of Boise.<span>&nbsp; </span>Craig Lang&rsquo;s passion is Japanese Maples and he has several varieties or cultivars around his Boise home.<span> You can hear Lang as he takes you on an audio tour through his garden. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:35:46 +0000 Samantha Wright 8484 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Web Extra: Tour Through A Japanese Maple Garden How to Make a Garden Glow http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/how-make-garden-glow <p>BOISE, Id &ndash; As thoughts turn to Thanksgiving, twinkling lights start to pop up in neighborhoods and in botanical gardens across the country.&nbsp; Coos Bay, Oregon&rsquo;s Garden boasts 300-thousand lights.&nbsp; In Denver, it&rsquo;s one million lights.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.idahobotanicalgarden.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=feature.display&amp;feature_id=40" target="_blank">Winter Garden Aglow</a> at the Idaho Botanical Garden is a little smaller, just a quarter million lights.&nbsp; It takes a small army of volunteers to string and tie all those thousands of bulbs.</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 22:11:18 +0000 Samantha Wright 4311 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org