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November 27, 2014



Achillea Cultivars

Achillea is the botanical name for yarrow and was named after Homer’s hero of the Trojan wars--Achilles.

December 12, 2013


bay laurel

Laurus Nobilis

Laurus nobilis is the botanical name for the European species of laurel.

November 1, 2007


rugosa chryseus flower

Shades of Yellow

What fun it is to read about the many shades of colors of flowers often specified in their botanical names.

August 16, 2007


yellow oxeye daisies with dark center

August Gold

Many August bloomers are majestic erect plants that match the color of the sun and luxuriate in its heat.

January 18, 2007


a painting of the Garden of Eden.

The Poetry Of Gardens

"Gardens in themselves are essentially poetic, works of art constructed in the language of nature" writes John Hollander in his anthology of "Garden Poems".

August 31, 2006




I love it for its wealth of golden flowers, which fill my vases from mid summer to mid fall.

August 3, 2006


white marrow flowers

Achillea: Yarrow

They are a good perennial for gardens visited by deer, who tend to avoid the aromatic plants.

June 26, 2006


A Baptisia bulb.


Learn all about the Baptisia, on this Focus on Flowers.

December 10, 2004


amaryllis bulb in pot


An amaryllis bulb is a gift that keeps on giving.

September 3, 2004


'the fairy' roses

The Fairy Rose

Greek frescoes from the second millennium B.C. show what is believed to be the earliest known representation of a rose.

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