Sage and lavender are used extensively in perennial borders but there is another, hyssop, that deserves more attention than it currently receives.
The plays of William Shakespeare are abound with allusions to plants and flowers.
The development of Covent Garden flower market in 1894 allowed flowers to be available for sale for the first time in England.
Flowers were used to communicate discreetly between the giver and recipient in Victorian-era England. Lady Montagu imported this tradition from Turkey.
With only a few flowers we can craft attractive winter floral arrangements by combining them with different kinds of foliage.
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.
We all need allies in the battle against weeds. Luckily, the woodland plant Epimedium helps fight off weeds in the early spring.
With constant, changing weather patterns, March flowers have it rough. Learn about the "Brave Flowers of March" on this Focus on the Flowers.
Even in the Midwest, centers for creating ceramics were established, inspired by the 19th century Arts and Crafts Movement.
The writer, Emily Dickinson loved wild flowers, and like the Victorians, she associated violets with modesty and fidelity.