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June 25, 2015

 

Roses in the rain.

O Rose So Fair And Sweet!

This is the time of year to enjoy roses in our gardens. Here are some poems about these lovely flowers.

June 18, 2015

 

hybridization chart

Hybridization

Modern gardeners benefit from the patient work of centuries of flower breeders.

June 11, 2015

 

Prince Charles

Talking To Plants

I often mutter to myself and also to the plants in my garden, and perhaps you do too.

June 4, 2015

 

sappho roses

Names For Roses

About 2,500 years ago, the Greek poet Sappho called the rose the “queen of flowers.”

May 28, 2015

 

foxgloves

Fairies’ Gloves

The botanical name Digitalis is from the Latin for finger, and “folk” refers to fairies, hence the common name of folks' gloves or fairies' gloves.

May 21, 2015

 

lilacs

Lilac Breeding

The French and the Russians bred many of the famous lilacs grown today.

May 14, 2015

 

hellebores

Deer-Proof Hellebores

Common names for these wonderful plants are Christmas rose or Lenten rose, depending on the species and time of bloom.

May 7, 2015

 

white carnations

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a truly floral holiday.

April 30, 2015

 

rose stems

Misleading Myths

As well as wonderful quotations, C. L. Fornari's handy book contains a lot of useful advice.

April 23, 2015

 

tulips

Bulb Flowers

For flower lovers, the ability to step out into the garden and pick a fistful of blooms for a vase, is one of spring’s great pleasures.

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