Conditioning really does extend the life of cut flowers so it's worth the effort.
Achillea is the botanical name for yarrow and was named after Homer’s hero of the Trojan wars--Achilles.
At certain times of the year we just don’t have quite enough flowers. This is when "filler" is really important.
During the holidays, it is interesting and fun to decorate with natural materials.
Flowers and containers should always complement each other.
Aegopodium, a.k.a. Goutweed, grows vigorously in temperate zones. Nothing except an extremely hot dry summer ever slows it down.
The malva plant is a mainstay in my cutting garden. There are both pink and white flowering malvas, and the blooms look like miniature hollyhocks.
Louise B. Fisher's traditional yet creative approach was a major force in defining an American style of flower arranging.
There may be some flower gardeners on your gift list this December, and if so I can assure you, they love flower-related offerings.