Friday, August 28, 2009


This is a picture of my grandma and grandpa, mother, and my sweet little boy. All of them have been apart of my inspiration for my life. My grandma shared her planting knowlege with me and showed me a wonderful world of differnt plants. Grandpa was always into nature and took us fishing and hiking in the mountains all the time, he also has a lot of knowlege of plant and their care. And my mother has always been there no matter what, supporting me in everything I do. Philip keeps me on my toes and shows me new ways to look at the world around me.

Hot Hot Hot

It has been extremely hot lately. Boise broke a record today at 101 degrees. I am ready for fall and cooler weather. I think that all of my plants are ready too. This weekend is suppose to cool down a little so maybe I will beable to get outside more and enjoy it.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Love August

Well I have been enjoying the month of August. It has always been one of the best month's and not just because my birthday is in August. It has always felt like the last true month of summer, maybe that stems from all the years of going to school. The best part of the whole day is right before the sun goes down, there is always a beautiful sunset and the temperature starts to drop. So far this month I got to go home for a visit, Philip got to be in the Little Buckaroo Rodeo. That was the highlight of his year. I also had my birthday, got way to spoiled by everyone. And now I have another trip to look forward too. Yeah, August is a good month.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Plant of the Month Pick-August

Well for the month of August I decided to go with Idaho's State Flower the Syringa or Mock Orange. It was offical adopted as the state flower in 1931. This has to be one of my all time favorite plants. It has very showy flowers that smell wonderful. They bloom in early summer and are white in color. There is a couple different varities, one with double blooms. Syringa is a great plant for drier areas with lots of sun. The get to be about six feet tall so make sure they are planted where they can spread a little and be beatiful and full.