Posts tagged America

July 25, 2013

 

english garden

America’s Romance

Many American gardeners have tried to imitate aspects of English gardens.

April 2, 2009

 

a single yellow rose.

The Peace Rose

When the United Nations met for the first time after World War II, each of the 50 members found one blossom of this symbolic rose in their hotel room.

July 19, 2007

 

chicory flower

Chicory

Chicory is a weedy looking late herb, but when it blooms it transforms itself with scores of small sky blue daisy like flowers.

June 28, 2007

 

bouquet

Red White and Blue

In July Americans celebrate Independence Day and the French celebrate Bastille Day so it seems appropriate to think about red, white and blue flowers.

June 23, 2005

 

pink phlox

Phlox

It has many virtues, such as a spicy perfume, reliability, and rich colors.

May 19, 2005

 

spring beauty flower in woods

Wildflowers

Wildflowers seem to be the introverts of the botanical world, happy in private rather than public places, avoiding regimentation.

March 17, 2005

 

redbud and dogwood blossoms

Redbud and Dogwood

So while we cherish our natives, if we add a Japanese dogwood to our landscape that is a good choice too.

January 28, 2005

 

A black and white photo of Donnell Gardens in Sonoma County, California.

Thomas Church

Thomas Dolliver Church created a modern landscape design esthetic that is seen all over California.

December 24, 2004

 

a candle on a christmas tree

A Holiday Tradition

There is a charming story about the first Christmas tree in Williamsburg, Virginia, a town noted for its traditional decorations for the holidays.

October 1, 2004

 

chinese teacup

Chrysanthemum

The ancient Chinese valued plants for their symbolic and moral associations.

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