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Posts tagged Lavender

August 13, 2015


Verbena bonariensis

Tall, Skinny, Sun-Loving Verbena Bonariensis

This plant looks a bit like a stick figure with arms and a small mop of lavender blooms on top, mimicking hair.

August 21, 2014




The word derives from the Greek word xeros, which means dry.

September 26, 2013


globe thistle

Textured Flowers

Sometimes we focus so much on the color of flowers that we forget about their other significant attributes.

May 23, 2013



Fillers Supplement Flowers In A Bouquet

At certain times of the year we just don’t have quite enough flowers. This is when "filler" is really important.

June 28, 2012



Resilient Catmint

What is there not to like about a pretty, serviceable and deer-resistant plant that endures hot, dry conditions?

November 25, 2010


childs vision-edit

Annual Sweet-Peas Smell So Good In The Poem “A Child’s Vision”

Lilac and lavender, roses and annual sweet-peas have distinctive and memorable scents.

February 18, 2010


glasses of champagne with hibiscus flowers inside.

Drinks with Flowers

As well as recent widespread interest in edible flowers by foodies, there also seems to be a related trend that involves bartenders putting flowers in drinks.

January 28, 2010


a flower frozen into an ice cube inside a tall glass

Edible Flowers And Ice Cubes

Try freezing edible flowers into ice cubes for a unique touch to your dinner party drinks.

May 8, 2008



Discouraging Bambi

Deer will eat any plant if they are hungry enough. However, like us, they find some foods more appetizing than others.

April 24, 2008



Spring Assessment

Learn about how to best assess your gardens for Spring on this edition of Focus On Flowers.

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