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Posts tagged cut flowers

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.

December 29, 2011


Degas painting

Container Shapes: It’s All About Proportion

Flowers and containers should always complement each other.

November 17, 2011


Creating A Thanksgiving Centerpiece With Texture

The majority of items for your table centerpiece can be scrounged from the garden and yard.

August 18, 2011



Good Old Marigolds

Like chrysanthemums, marigolds are such serviceable flowers, and as one becomes a seasoned gardener “serviceable” becomes a most welcome descriptor.

May 12, 2011


conditioning stems

Conditioning Stems: Preparing Cut Flowers For The Vase

Whether you pick flowers from your garden or buy them, all cut flowers benefit from being conditioned before they are arranged.

May 6, 2010


tulips in vase

Reviving a Tulip

Tulips are one of our most popular spring flowering bulbs. Colette wrote about how to revive a cut tulip that is drooping.

February 25, 2010


A single, orange flower in a red vase.

Prolonging Life for Cut Flowers

Our winter homes are not ideal environments for cut flowers to flourish in. Fortunately, there are still ways to make sure they have a long life

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