14th Annual Boise Flower and Garden Show 

If you're a home-gardening green thumb, you've likely spent the last sunny week staring longingly at the barren mound of soil in your back yard, imagining the ripe veggies that will litter the ground come summer. This weekend, instead of singing lullabies to your soon-to-be-transplanted seedlings, throw on your floppy sun hat and bike to the Boise Centre for the 14th annual Boise Flower and Garden Show.

In addition to checking out garden art, lawn furniture, plants, decks and greenhouses, you can also participate in a number of educational seminars, including a talk by featured speaker Melinda Myers, author of 20 gardening books and host of the nationally syndicated TV program Melinda's Garden Moments. Jim Zamzow, from the local gardening chain of the same name, will also give three presentations of Don't Treat Your Soil Like Dirt on Saturday, March 27, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., and on Sunday, March 28, at 1:15 p.m.

Also, be sure to stop by the special orchid and bonsai displays along with the specialty food pavilion, which features locally made prepared-food items. After a full day perusing garden porn, zen out with a wine tasting beginning at 4 p.m. and the sounds of the Sandon Mayhew Quartet.

Friday, March 26-Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday, March 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $7 adults, $2 kids 7-12, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., 208-336-8900, gardenshowboise.com.

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