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Boise Flower and Garden Show

Runs through Sunday, March 23

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Whether your yard is a place of contemplation, a mini-farm or a never-ending improvement project, you'll need some stuff--and ideas--to spruce it up with. The Boise Flower and Garden Show is a clearinghouse for both.

Now in its 18th year, the BFGS fills the Boise Centre with landscape design, yard furniture and garden art; plant displays and sales; and presentations from experts including the Boise Bonsai Society.

On top of the displays, BFGS also features a judged flower show, two silent auctions and three days of seminars on everything from tomato-growing strategies and seed starting to garden infrastructure and pest control. Mary Ann Newcomer, the "Dirt Diva" of 94.9 The River and author of Rocky Mountain Gardeners Handbook and The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States, will present the keynote address.

If thinking about your own personal green space puts you in the mood for music and a relaxing beverage, plan to spend $10 for a commemorative wine glass plus three pours of vino and jazz by John Jones Trio on Friday, March 21-Saturday, March 22.