Posts tagged flowering

August 7, 2008

 

Slugs

Slugs provide food for snakes and toads. It seems like poetic justice that they get munched up as they feast on so many of our flowering plants...

July 17, 2008

 

yellow ligularia in the shade

Color in Shade

Here are some perennial ideas that will add bright touches of color to your shade garden.

November 1, 2007

 

rugosa chryseus flower

Shades of Yellow

What fun it is to read about the many shades of colors of flowers often specified in their botanical names.

March 22, 2007

 

An Island flower bed.

Island Flower Beds

Learn about the diversity of Island Flower beds on this Focus on Flowers.

June 29, 2006

 

pink weigela

Weigela

Flowering deciduous shrubs are good investments for gardeners who want continuous bloom across the growing seasons.

June 8, 2006

 

catmint and roses

Nepeta: Catnip

Catnip, also known as Catmint, is aptly named. Cats love it, and it is a member of the mint family. This plant's botanical name is Nepeta.

July 28, 2005

 

canna flowers

Canna

If you have a large bare area in your yard, consider planting cannas for a blaze of summer color that will gladden your heart.

June 23, 2005

 

pink phlox

Phlox

It has many virtues, such as a spicy perfume, reliability, and rich colors.

November 5, 2004

 

wilted cone flower

Garden Clean-up

And so we snip away with our shears - cutting off what is now brown and dreary - but musing about the flowers of summer.

May 7, 2004

 

dutch iris

Iris

Many flowering plants were first cultivated because they were useful rather than decorative.

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