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November 13, 2008


A golden wattle plant.

Golden Wattle

Learn about the Golden Wattle of Australia, on this Focus on Flowers.

June 5, 2008


A bright blue, cornflower.


Learn all about Cornflowers on this Focus on Flowers.

October 25, 2007


ballerina geraniums

Cultivar Names

Flowers have a scientific name as well as a cultivar name. Both are useful when flipping through your fall catalog.

April 26, 2007


An array of colorful snapdragons.


Snapdragons get their name from children pressing the sides of the flowers to make the two tips snap open. Learn more...

August 18, 2005


russian sage in garden

Perovskia (Russian Sage)

Grey, silver plants soften the landscape if used wisely.

December 17, 2004


holly and ivy illustration

Holly and Ivy

At the approach of the holiday season, early American colonists decorated their homes with greenery in the English tradition.

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.

July 2, 2004


monarda flowers


Monarda, also known as Bergamot, leaves are a popular flavor for tea, though the leaves hold no interest at all for grazing deer...

May 21, 2004


The bleeding heart.

Bleeding Heart

Learn about the bleeding heart, on this Focus on Flowers.

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