Even a novice green thumb knows gardening is like painting a living masterpiece.

It's so much more than weeding and planting seeds. It's about creating a sanctuary, your very own private Idaho, where dirt and coffee-stained jammies are considered chic and practical.

The more you keep up on your Garden of Weedin', the more blissful it becomes. 

Photo by Ian Kirkland on Unsplash
Photo by Ian Kirkland on Unsplash

Seeing the plants you've nurtured develop from seedlings to beautiful blooms is like watching your own bitties grow. Gardening in Idaho is special. Our climate and spectrum of seasons means we can experiment with hundreds of incredible plants and trees. 

From vibrant flowers to homegrown veggies, Idaho gardening is a delightful adventure. But most people don't understand that a gardener's work is never done. We tend to our gardens year-round and winter's no exception!

If you're new to Idaho gardening and eager to prep your backyard oasis, we've got you from here. 

7 Beautiful Springtime Benefits of Idaho Winter Gardening

Scroll to see how winter pruning makes for a stunning Idaho spring!

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 👩🏼‍🌾 Keep scrolling for more tips on growing your best Idaho garden. 

Spring is just around the corner! And if we've learned anything from the beautiful benefits of winter gardening, it's that it's never too early to prep your backyard paradise.

Scroll for pics & tips on which trees do & don't flourish in Idaho. 

6 Terrific Trees For Idaho Yards & 1 That Destroys Them

Like buying real estate, planting trees is all about location, location, location! To help you avoid the "right tree, wrong yard" headache, we turned to the Gardening Dad to help us choose six terrific trees for Idaho yards. While we were at it, we learned of one tree in particular has the power to destroy your yard.

Before you start digging, make sure you're planting the right tree in the right place! Check out our favorite picks for trees that thrive in Idaho.

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We adore the sight of a gorgeous butterfly fluttering about our gardens on an Idaho summer day. Did you know that certain plants actually attract these delicate, winged beauties?

Scroll for 19 plants that invite beautiful butterflies Idaho gardens.  

19 Plants to Attract Beautiful Butterflies to Your Idaho Garden

Whether you want to boost biodiversity or amplify the presence of beautiful, fluttering butterflies in your yard, plant one (or all) of the following plants in your Idaho garden!

Idaho homeowners, click here to turn your yard into a monarch conservation habitat for the state of Idaho!

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There's nothing quite like a stroll through a stunning Idaho meadow of wildflowers. And who doesn't love picking their favorite ones to brighten up their home?

But before you reach for a long-stemmed beauty from a wild garden bed in Idaho, you might want to brush up on the ones locals are prohibited from plucking. And by prohibited, we actually mean illegal.

Scroll for pics of 15 incredible wildflowers protected by Idaho law. 

15 Wildflowers You're Forbidden to Pick in Idaho

Before you pull over to pick a bundle of beautiful flowers for your dining room table, think twice. It's actually illegal to gather more than a dozen kinds of wildflowers in Idaho.

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Bugs and insects, most of our friends either love 'em or hate 'em. But we're not so sure our friends who despise them get how useful crawly creatures are around the house.

So, whether you're Team Hate 'Em or not, we think everyone should know why these 12 bugs and insects make terrific house guests!

Scroll for pics & helpful tips!

These 12 Idaho Bugs & Insects are Spectacular House Guests

Scroll on for a list of 12 bugs & insects in Idaho you actually want in & around your home this spring & summer!

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