If you're out and about in Boise, make a visit to the Idaho Botanical Garden nearby the Old Penitentiary Historic District. Among the beautiful plants and attractive landscapes, you'll find a wonderful Firewise Garden established via a partnership among the Idaho Botanical Garden, Bureau of Land Management, and the College of Western Idaho’s Horticulture Program.
A recent KTVB segment highlighted the Firewise Garden by interviewing Brett Van Paepeghem, a horticulture expert and the Firewise Garden manager. "It's like a living database," says Brett about the many plants catalogued in the garden for their relative fire safety. Check out the interview and the garden here!