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Please consider becoming a sponsor next year! This is your opportunity to promote your business in a very positive way and to support our community. We hope that you will give next year’s Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour serious consideration as you plan your philanthropic endeavors for the coming year!  Email us at: ​​​​




               

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Our members volunteer at our annual garden tour in many capacities.  Our proceeds from the annual garden tour benefit local charities.  We are happy to help our community and look forward to it each year!  We can't do it without you. 


Joining  gives us learning experiences that we can also pass on to others.

Great reasons to JOIN TODAY!


Great Speakers on garden-related topics!

Fun Field Trips to gardens, nurseries & more!

Private Garden Visits!

Spring & Fall Plant Swaps!

Annual Charity Garden Tour


​Informative Emails to keep you posted on all things gardening in our area!


Learning.  Community.  Fun.

The Coeur d'Alene Garden Club provides horticultural education through meetings, field trips, presentations and our garden tour and is dedicated to furthering the beautification of northern Idaho by providing wildlife habitats through the use of plants. 


Join us for events that highlight vegetable and flower gardening in the beautiful Inland Northwest!

 

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

How do gardeners prepare for the new garden season?  Come find out at our monthly meetings!  Check out our Facebook Page and the Events page here for more information, dates and times. 

We'll see you there!  

January, one more month closer to Spring!


*  Why do the nurseries have nothing for me to buy?  The season is over.  The ground is frozen, so you can't plant.  There are always indoor plants and pretty pots!


*  When can I plant?  Common answers are, "When the snow is gone from that mountain over there," and "after Mother's Day."  Sometimes we go with "after Memorial Day."


*  What can I grow?  If you want to grow fruit or vegetables, check back of seed packets for how much time they will need to mature.  Try finding seeds that mature at less than 90 days.  When spring arrives, take a walk through your neighborhood to see what others are successful with, or when nurseries open take notice of the plants.  If you buy from local nurseries, you have a better chance at a plant that will succeed in our climate.  Big box stores are more likely to have perennials inappropriate for Idaho.


*  Can you start plants from seed?  Yes, but wait until the end of February or in March to start indoors.  Many seed packets will state "start indoors "X" weeks before the last frost."  You can get last and first frost dates at:  www.morningchores.com/frost-dates/.


*  You can also start "winter sowing."  I have used this method, and it works great!  Start the first of February.  For more detailed information visit Susan Mulvihill's blog at: https://www.susansinthegarden.com//?s=winter+sowing.


Seeds for winter sowing you may want to try are:
Annuals: Calendula, Canterbury bells, celosia, cosmos, marigold, morning glory, nicotiana, petunia, poppy, snapdragon, strawflower, sunflower.

Perennials: Baptisia, black-eyed Susan, butterfly weed, coneflower, blanketflower, liatris, obedient plant, sedum.

Vegetables: Allium family (leek, onion, shallot), arugula, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, endive, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, pak choi, pea, radicchio, radish, spinach, Swiss chard.

Herbs: Chives, cilantro, dill, lavender, oregano, mint, parsley, sage, summer savory.




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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

​1/2 C. Butter

1/2 C. Oil

1 3/4 C. Sugar

2 Eggs

1 tsp. Vanilla

1/2 C. Sour Milk

2 1/2 C. Flour

1/2 tsp. Salt

1/2 tsp. Baking Powder

1 tsp. Baking Soda

4 TBS Cocoa

1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

1/2 tsp. Cloves

2 C. Zucchini, grated & unpeeled

1/2 C. Chocolate Chips

1/2 C. Nuts (optional)


Combine butter, oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and milk.  Beat well.

Combine all dry ingredients by adding 1/3 at a time with the wet ingredients.

Stir in zucchini, chocolate chips & nuts.


Spoon into one well-greased and floured loaf pan.


​Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes.



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