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August 24, 2006


blue monkshood flowers

Aconitum: Monkshood

If you love blue flowers, then Monkshood is the plant for you.

June 20, 2006


eupatorium flowers


There are about 40 Eupatarium species of native North American wildflowers available and they like room to romp and form large clumps.

April 20, 2006


A drooping Fritillaria.


Learn all about the royal Fritillaria, on this Focus on Flowers.

January 19, 2006



The Man And Method Behind Gardener’s Latin

Ever wonder about the Latin names of the plants and flowers in your garden? Carl Linnaeus, an 18th century Swedish botanist, is the one responsible.

July 7, 2005


haning lobelia plant


The genus "Lobelia" is made up of as many different species as there are days in the year.

May 26, 2005


money plant seed pods

Money Plant

"Honesty" has purple flowers followed by seedpods that are shaped like coins. Hence the plant's common name of "Money Plant."

March 25, 2005


pansies pressed in a cookbook


Pansies are usually the first annuals that gardeners in regions with severe winters plant in the spring.

August 20, 2004


yellow sedum


Hot dry weather is a challenge for gardeners, who long for plants that don’t wilt in high summer.

April 16, 2004


plum lenten rose

Lenten Rose

There are many stories and legends about its magic and purifying power.

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