When Idaho Statesman writer Anna Webb wrote the story on the SNOW Block Alley last summer she happened to take a peak inside the gate to our backyard. She said she was working on a story on shade gardens for the spring and would I be interested in being featured. The photographer was to come a few weeks later which put us into September, and me into panic mode. Boise is HOT in the summer and by late August everything is tired and the party is pretty much over. The pending photo session had me running seemingly to every nursery in town looking for something – anything – that might be still be blooming. Photographer Katherine Jones worked her magic and pulled it off beautifully.

The shade article ran on March 16, 2016 and Anna did such a beautiful job I have to admit I misted up a bit the first time I read it.

You can see the full article online here including 21 photos of our backyard.

Made in the Shade | photo credit Katherine Jones

Made in the Shade

Boise North Enders create color, texture in a garden without much sun