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January 3, 2008


a field of bright yellow flowers

Memories Of Flowers

When there are no flowers blooming in our gardens during these cold winter months, I often find myself indulging my passion for flowers in introspective ways.

November 15, 2007


summer sky echinacea

New Echinacea Cultivars

Try one of these charming new cultivars or perhaps all three!

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.

October 11, 2007


gaillardia flower


Their daisy flowers have red, yellow, orange and maroon shades that remind us of the rich colors of the blankets woven by the Native Americans.

September 27, 2007


hyssop flower and butterfly


Sage and lavender are used extensively in perennial borders but there is another, hyssop, that deserves more attention than it currently receives.

April 12, 2007


A portrait of William Shakespeare

Gardening Advice from Shakespeare

The plays of William Shakespeare are abound with allusions to plants and flowers.

March 15, 2007


Covent garden market in London.

Covent Garden

The development of Covent Garden flower market in 1894 allowed flowers to be available for sale for the first time in England.

February 15, 2007



The Language Of Flowers: Sending Secret Messages

Flowers were used to communicate discreetly between the giver and recipient in Victorian-era England. Lady Montagu imported this tradition from Turkey.

January 25, 2007


a winter floral arrangement.

Winter Floral Arrangements: The “Facing” Arrangement

With only a few flowers we can craft attractive winter floral arrangements by combining them with different kinds of foliage.

December 7, 2006


daffodil flowers in vase


One of the disadvantages of gardening in a cold climate is that we have no flowers in our gardens at this time of the year.

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