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November 24, 2011

 

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Botanical Names

During the winter, gardeners usually read a lot of plant catalogs, most of which list the botanical, as well as the common, names of plants.

August 4, 2011

 

clivia

Clivia: The “Indestructible” Houseplant

Clivia hails from South Africa where it is known as the Kaffir lily, the bush lily and the fire lily.

June 23, 2011

 

Mahonia Shrubs Gathered By 19th Century Explorers

Mahonias are robust, small shrubs that combine well with other evergreens such as conifers and hollies.

June 2, 2011

 

calycanthus

Calycanthus: A Sweet Shrub For A Woodland Garden

When the leaves, bark or wood of this shrub are cut or bruised a spicy aroma is released.

January 27, 2011

 

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Flower Names As Feminine Names

Many of the people I know who do have flower names are mature women, though it does seem there is a resurgence in these flower-related names for baby girls.

June 18, 2009

 

The gardens of the San Francisco Conservatory.

Conservatory of Flowers (San Francisco)

June is the perfect month to tour gardens and to enjoy the beauty of flowers and flower displays. Learn more...

June 4, 2009

 

Pastel wedding flowers.

Wedding Flowers

It is not a coincidence that many weddings are scheduled for June as there are plenty of flowers available. Learn more...

April 23, 2009

 

a portrait of William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s Plays And Plants

William Shakespeare was inspired by plants and flowers when writing his famous plays. His writing is filled with botanical metaphors.

March 26, 2009

 

a photo of Bob Dylan with his guitar and Allen Ginsberg.

Flower Power

While bulbs provide a lot of flower power in Spring, it is best to accompany them with herbaceous perennials that will outlast bulb foliage.

December 25, 2008

 

A flower painting, titled "Spring"

Dutch Flower Paintings

The Dutch flower paintings of the 17th Century reflected beauty, over scientific accuracy. Learn more about the Dutch, flower painting business...

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