Bees and other insects, like moths, are common pollinators. However, other agents serve to pollinate plants such as the wind, birds and even giraffes.
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.
Try one of these charming new cultivars or perhaps all three!
Flowers have a scientific name as well as a cultivar name. Both are useful when flipping through your fall catalog.
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.
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.