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May 25, 2006


A lilac.


Learn all about Lilacs, on this Focus on Flowers.

April 20, 2006


A drooping Fritillaria.


Learn all about the royal Fritillaria, on this Focus on Flowers.

February 26, 2006


A sprouting bulb.

Brave Early Bloomers

In late February in my Midwestern garden, I delight in the green, sprouting foliage of little bulbs. It is evidence that the tiniest flowers are the bravest.

May 12, 2005


hill top garden


Children, the world over, have learned about the enchanting things that can happen in gardens because of Beatrix Potter.

May 5, 2005


pelargonium flowers in containers


"A rose is a rose is a rose." However all plants we call geraniums are not geraniums; some are really pelargoniums.

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.

January 21, 2005


A couple walking through the garden of Sissinghurst.


Vita Sackville-West's luxuriant plantings create a setting of decadence and romance at the garden of Sissinghurst Castle.

January 14, 2005


A photo of the gardens at Prospect House at Princeton University.

Beatrix Farrand

Beatrix Farrand was a great American landscape designer. Two of her most famous gardens are found at Princeton and Yale Universities.

October 15, 2004


hyacint bulb

Hyacinth Bulbs

Whether you prefer the large hyacinths that are synonymous with the Dutch, or the smaller ones beloved by the Brits, do plant some hyacinth bulbs this fall.

August 27, 2004


purple aster

Fall Blooming Asters

A farmer may still refer to asters as weeds. However, the explorers who came to this country about two centuries ago, recognized their horticultural value.

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