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GARDEN TALKS


January 19 | Houseplants of Style | 1 pm | $20


Learn about the trend houseplants. What better way to decorate than by using living plants? Indoor plants add natural character to any room. We’ll show you some best care practices and our favorite arrangements that will look great in any home. Includes plant of choice up to $10.



January 26 | Terrariums | 1 pm | $45

This hands-on workshop is all about imagination, along with the nuts and bolts of how to create a sustainable little world taught by our in-house garden stylist. From creating a tiny Sahara Desert to a mini Amazon Forest, let your creative juices flow! Includes plants, soil, moss, sand/gravel, and vessel.

 

February 2 | Cool Season Seed Starting | 1 pm | $20

If you’ve just gotta get your hands dirty and have fresh greens on hand, this workshop is for you! We’ll cover which seeds to start and when, plus give you the techniques for planting/transplanting outdoors. Taught by a guest gardener. Includes a variety of seeds and seed starting pods.


February 9 | Pretty Painted Pots | 1 pm | $20

Craft a gift truly from the heart. Paint and plant a custom pot for you or a loved one for Valentine’s Day. Our in-house stylist will show you artistic ways to adorn your pots with different painting techniques. This is a family fun event.

Includes terra cotta pot, plant, and paint supplies.


February 16 | Kokedama | 1 pm |$20

Kokedama is a Japanese technique used to create living moss-covered soil balls with plants growing in them. Our in-house stylist will show you step-by-step how to master this unique craft. Includes plant, soil, moss, and string.




GROWING GREAT GARDENS

4th Wednesday of the Month | 6 to 7pm | FREE


Given the huge demand for gardening knowledge in the Treasure Valley we are offering this FREE, community-driven garden series to help us all grow great gardens! We’ll be educating you about what you need to be doing in your garden so your garden will love you back. Held in our Garden Studio, we’ll enjoy a healthy discussion over light refreshments and answer all your questions. Taught by our principal designer and master gardener Kecia Carlson. She’ll be sharing her gobs of gardening experience with you!



January 23 | Planning for the Thaw | 6pm | FREE

We’ll be covering winterburn, conifer and evergreen care, fruit tree pruning, dormant oil spraying, and other early spring care essentials.


February 27 | Spring Snips & Cuts | 6pm | FREE

Get your pruners and buckets ready! March 1st marks the date to get our and garden. We’ll cover what should be pruned back, fertilizers, amendments, transplanting, insect and disease control, and more.





We ask that you RSVP  to attend classes/workshops as space is limited. We can only accept reservations up to 2 days prior to the posted event. A 50% refund will be issued due to cancellation.


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Employment


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 and cover letter to info@madelinegeorge.com.


Hiring begins in January for positions starting in February and March.

Gardening Tips


Winter in the garden

Water.

Water your conifers when there is a lack of natural moisture and the ground has thawed.


Plan.

Starting a gardening journal is a great idea during the winter months. Look at your landscape and decide what worked, what didn't, and what spaces you'd like to fill in the springtime.


Wish List.

Start a shopping list of seeds you'd like to start. Begin with your cool season crops like spinach, arugula, and kale. You can enjoy some sprouts early as baby and microgreens. They make a tasty treat when topped on cheese and crackers. Other seeds, such as peas can be directly planted outside in February.


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!" 

  • 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.

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.