With the sunny spring weather, there's a lot of joy going around about backyard gardens. Today, that sentiment spreads to the North End Organic Nursery and the Main branch of the Boise Public Library.
Starting at 6 p.m., the North End Organic Nursery is putting on Best Plants for the Rocky Mountain West. Author and public speaker Mary Ann Newcomer will be on hand to discuss the plants that thrive in Boise's high desert environment. She'll also be signing copies of her latest book, Rocky Mountain Gardener's Handbook. The event is free. For more info, call 208-389-4769.
Also beginning at 6 p.m., the Boise Public Library Hayes Auditorium is hosting Growing and Designing a Beautiful Lawn and Landscape. Kathryn Albertson Park crew chief and manager Dave Beck, and landscape architect Toby Norton discuss grass growth and maintenance, hydrozones and strategies for growing the thickest, greenest lawn in your neighborhood. This discussion is also free. For more info call 208-384-4200.