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July 2, 2015




Mulch that has already been paid for is like money in the bank.

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


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



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



Lilac Breeding

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

May 14, 2015



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.

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