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September 1, 2016


taking stock

Taking Stock

September is an excellent time to walk around your garden and take stock.

July 28, 2016


Queen Anne's lace in a wildflower bouquet.

More Conditioning

Stems with multiple flower heads or flat flower umbels always need the boiling water treatment .

July 21, 2016



Tips For Cut Flowers

Always keep cut flowers away from hot air vents and drafts.

July 14, 2016


special needs

Special Needs

Remember: split or crush woody stems and sear milky stems.

June 30, 2016


cut stems


Conditioning really does extend the life of cut flowers so it's worth the effort.

April 21, 2016


mandevilla vine

Mandevilla Species

Mandevilla flowers are interesting to observe from varied perspectives.

October 29, 2015


creeping jenny

Thugs Of The Garden

These so-called thugs are plants that cover the ground so fast that if left to their own devices they eventually crowd out every other plant in a bed.

October 9, 2014



Summersweet Surprises

Like good friends, good shrubs have the capacity to keep surprising us with their many virtues!

December 5, 2013


false sunflower

False Sunflowers

Commonly called false sunflowers, all heliopsis plants are North American wildflowers, and they make excellent cut flowers.

May 23, 2013



Fillers Supplement Flowers In A Bouquet

At certain times of the year we just don’t have quite enough flowers. This is when "filler" is really important.

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