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Calendar of Events

Our FREE gardening classes are on Saturdays at 11am, unless otherwise noted.  We ask that you RSVP at the nursery, by phone 208.995.2815, or by email info@madelinegeorge.com. 

May 6th- Movable Feast: Growing Edibles in Containers. 

Have a big appetite for edibles but are short on space? Discover how you can create colorful and aromatic edible container gardens you will enjoy all season long. Bring your favorite container or pick one of ours.

May 13th- Mocktails with Mom. 

See what you can create with all the amazing herbs, berries, and veggies! Build Mom a mocktail container garden. Bring a container or pick one of ours.


Our newsletters include current nursery events, tips for the garden, classes, and much more! To receive our newsletter email us at info@madelinegeorge.com.

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Gardening Tips

May in the Garden

  • Check mulch levels and reallocate or spread additional mulch to depth of 3”.
  • Fertilize all plants with a granular general purpose time release fertilizer 10-10-10, by spreading on soil around base of plants. This will provide nutrients for the plants for several months depending on water and heat conditions. Check duration of feeding and apply as indicated throughout season.  
  • For acid loving plants, such as evergreen conifers, broadleaf shrubs and blueberries, apply garden sulfur or ammonium sulfate around base of plant or use a time-release fertilizer formulated for acid plants. 
  • Check sprinklers and adjust heads/nozzles and drip emitters to provide adequate coverage. Turn on sprinkler system sometime between mid-April to mid-May, after the last frost of the season. 
  • Check for aphid and borers during April and May and spray/treat as needed. Consider using a systemic on plants that are susceptible to aphid, borer, and black vine weevil.
  • Candle prune conifers in April and May as new growth emerges to control size, shape plant and thicken. Shear, trim or otherwise prune hedges and shrubs as needed to shape and encourage clean tight growth.

Meet the Team

  • Kecia Carlson

    Kecia Carlson Principal Designer & General Manager "My passion is working with people to create meaningful, stylish and sustainable gardens. I adore the challenge of designing an outdoor living space or garden, seeing the space evolve and the joy it gives the people who live in it, care for it and embrace it. And, I love to observe Mother Nature - she's an amazing teacher!" 

  • Marianne Winslow

    Marianne Winslow Landscape Designer. Marianne is an experienced landscape designer and gardening expert. Combining her thorough understanding of the local climate and plant compatibility of the Treasure Valley, with her passion for modern and classical designs, Marianne creates stunning gardens for her clients that feature both functionality and delight. Marianne's design for the 2015 Boise Flower and Garden Show entrance demonstrates her ability to consider how a garden space is being used by her client, as well as the overall aesthetics. Her portfolio of both private and commercial property clients include Marianne's unique focus on year-round flowering, incorporation of color schemes, and indoor/outdoor designs. Marianne also has a vast knowledge of kitchen gardens, and general herbalism.

    Marianne draws inspiration from her home country, Denmark, as well as the general European approach to garden designs, and has done several works in xeriscaping, and American design. Marianne has been a member of the Madeline George Nursery and Landscape Design team since 2006.

  • David Carlson

    David Carlson Think Green Inc. David is responsible for the beautiful build out of our nursery! He and his amazing team - Ablelardo, Primo, Raul, and Armando - did an incredible job, as always. They are very creative and resourceful and it shows in their work. Together they bring life to the beautiful spaces designed on paper.


We are always seeking exceptional individuals to join our Madeline George Team! If you are interested in working with us, please email us your resume to info@madelinegeorge.com.

We are currently seeking a few positions:

Retail Nursery Assistant. The job description is here.

Our Story

We are committed to providing our customers the guidance and resources needed to create stylish and sustainable outdoor living environments.

Kecia Carlson founded the company in 2002 after recognizing that many people enjoy gardening and the process of creating a garden or outdoor space, but that each person has different levels of interest, knowledge and ability when it comes to design, horticulture and landscaping. That coupled with the environmental conditions of gardening in the Treasure Valley, only enhances the challenge of creating a great space. She launched Madeline George Landscape & Garden Design to help people create their outdoor living spaces - spaces that are meaningful, stylish and sustainable.

The company began as a small garden design firm. However, since 2002, the company has developed as an award-winning landscape and garden design firm and continues with its design work today. While a majority of the work is residential, the company has designed a number of public and commercial spaces and is currently involved in the design of JUMP in downtown Boise.

Together with partner company, Think Green Inc., Madeline George offers design and build services such as consultations, design, estimates, material selection, installation and construction. The company offers its services in an "a la carte" fashion to facilitate individual needs and interests. See the "Services" tab for more information about our services and fees.

In April 2012, the Company furthered its mission with the opening of a design-driven retail nursery, Madeline George Garden Design Nursery. The Nursery is innovative in its retail design and ability to showcase the variety of garden styles from which customers can draw inspiration for creating their own unique space, as well as education about gardening in the Treasure Valley. The Nursery offers a wonderful collection of plants that thrive in our climate and unique outdoor garden furnishings, including the classic, authentic French bistro line - FERMOB. The nursery also offers a selection of gardening accessories and supplies.

Visit us and let us help you create wonderful outdoor and garden spaces.

Style. Sustainability. Madeline George.