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April 9, 2015


alice waters

The Passion Of Alice Waters

Because Earth Day is coming up, let’s pay homage to Alice Waters.

May 1, 2014


dandelion fluff

Rhymes For Kids

We're reading a group of children's rhymes about flowers and spring.

October 31, 2013



Is Danger Lurking In Your Yard? Wolfsbane And Monkshood

The stems, flowers, and leaves of all species of monkshood are poisonous.

July 28, 2011


Plumes And Cockscombs Of Celosia

Celosias make good companions for other strong colored annuals in the cutting garden, such as zinnias and marigolds.

April 8, 2010


children gardening

April’s the busy month, the month that grows… (poem)

A brief poem by Vita Sackville-West about the growth occurring during the month of April.

October 11, 2007


gaillardia flower


Their daisy flowers have red, yellow, orange and maroon shades that remind us of the rich colors of the blankets woven by the Native Americans.

March 30, 2006


A dandelion glowing in the sun


One of the most common and reviled harbingers of spring... the dandelion.

May 26, 2005


money plant seed pods

Money Plant

"Honesty" has purple flowers followed by seedpods that are shaped like coins. Hence the plant's common name of "Money Plant."

June 18, 2004


purple foxglove


The name "foxglove" seems to have evolved from "folk's glove." There was an ancient superstition that if you picked a foxglove you would offend the "fairies."

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