Posts tagged flowers

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

 

ladymontagu

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

Distraction

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.

April 7, 2006

 

epimedium plant

Epimedium

We all need allies in the battle against weeds. Luckily, the woodland plant Epimedium helps fight off weeds in the early spring.

March 23, 2006

 

The forsythia

Brave Flowers Of March

With constant, changing weather patterns, March flowers have it rough. Learn about the "Brave Flowers of March" on this Focus on the Flowers.

January 12, 2006

 

rookwoodpottery

The History Of Women (In The Midwest!) As Talented Potters

Even in the Midwest, centers for creating ceramics were established, inspired by the 19th century Arts and Crafts Movement.

December 15, 2005

 

purple violet

Violets

The writer, Emily Dickinson loved wild flowers, and like the Victorians, she associated violets with modesty and fidelity.

November 17, 2005

 

bare garden in fall

A Garden’s Language

Fall is really about delayed gratification; we know our perennials will come into flower again as the seasons unfold.

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