Tag: Patt’s Garden Center

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Hooray for Monkey Day!

That’s right, December 14th is Monkey Day!  Who knew?  And, how fun! Read on for all the history and details! Monkey Day? Yes, friends, there is a holiday about monkeys.  This inventive holiday was first imagined by two art students, Casey Sorrow and Eric Millican.  They jokingly added the “holiday” to a third friend’s calendar, […]

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Today is National Button Day!

Ah, the humble button!  Today is it’s special day!  Who knew?  Why we did, of course!  And now we are sharing all the exciting button information with you!  For example, did you know that sometime in the 1200’s, the button was invented in Germany?  In addition, in 1250 in France, the button maker’s guild was […]

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It’s time to help Winter Sprit light up Locomotive Park!

There are many things that remind us that the seasons are changing.  The leaves are turning from green to all colors Autumnal.  The days are getting soggier and shorter.  The temperatures are lower each day.  It’s raining! Also, we can see the cranes of Winter Spirit at work in Locomotive Park.  This surely means that […]

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Who wants to take a “Haunted Hayride”?

Why, we all do, of course!  So here’s your chance to take one!   It is time for  the annual Hells Gate State Park “Haunted Hayride” .  The event is scheduled for October 28th.  It starts at 7:00 PM.  According to Charlie Chase, the manager of the park, “The Haunted Hayride is the right combination of […]

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Autumn is here!

Look outside, and it’s obvious that Summer is over.  Summer was thoroughly enjoyed for all it offered.  We attended county fairs and rodeos.  Also, we picked through our neighbor’s treasures at tons of yard sales.  We camped, boated, and floated in the warm (and hot!) sunshine.  However, all good things must come to an end, […]

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Old Farmer’s Almanac guide the ‘best days to …”

We all know that there are special days and times that are best for certain things.  It is good to do laundry  on Monday if you are Irish.  However, now we can know the best day for doing less commonly known best day things.  Read on to be enlightened! According to the trusty “Old Farmer’s […]

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Autumn is in the air! It’s the Autumnal Equinox!

What is the Autumnal Equinox? According to the Almanac, it is the start of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, and the beginning of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere.  Simply put, it means that there is a mostly even amount of Sun shining on either hemisphere.  Better?  Or, there is roughly the same amount of daylight […]

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It’s County Fair time in Idaho!

This year’s fair is next weekend!  We LOVE a county fair, and this one’s sure to be a dandy! The dates for the fair are: Thursday, September 20th, through Sunday, September 23nd.  However, if you are entering something in the fair, artwork, photography, canned goods or livestock, the fair starts  Tuesday, September 18th for you! […]

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Let’s go outside and plant some flowers!

We have discussed great ground covering plants and some wonderful flowering shrubs, and this week we wanted to enlighten you about some really good flowers to make your garden burst with color! Isn’t it too late to plant flowers? No!  And, here in Idaho, many wise gardeners don’t start their vegetables until after Memorial day, […]

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Let’s plant some plants!

Now is a great time to put some new color into your yard!  Here are two tips on wonderful plants with which to grace your garden. We think you will love them!  We do! What Hardiness Zone are we anyway? According to The Idaho Statesman,” A few years ago, USDA decided our area had warmed […]

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