Some shrubs have only one season of interest and forsythia is one of them.
Flowers are symbols that reinforce our joys and mitigate our sorrows.
Our native witch alders are wonderful additions to any garden.
Some tips on avoiding pollen stains, as well as some dos and don'ts for when pollen meets fabric.
Flowers and containers should always complement each other.
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.
Clivia hails from South Africa where it is known as the Kaffir lily, the bush lily and the fire lily.
Mahonias are robust, small shrubs that combine well with other evergreens such as conifers and hollies.
When the leaves, bark or wood of this shrub are cut or bruised a spicy aroma is released.
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.