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May 2, 2013


anne bronte's grave


Flowers are symbols that reinforce our joys and mitigate our sorrows.

April 25, 2013


Fothergilla major

Witch Alder Is Lovely Across The Seasons

Our native witch alders are wonderful additions to any garden.

April 26, 2012



Pollen Stains

Some tips on avoiding pollen stains, as well as some dos and don'ts for when pollen meets fabric.

December 29, 2011


Degas painting

Container Shapes: It’s All About Proportion

Flowers and containers should always complement each other.

November 24, 2011


old plant label

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: 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: 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...

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