During the busy gardening season, I spend so much time outdoors that order often eludes me inside my house.
Spring is the time to prepare for fall, so this month is a good time to think about your September garden.
In the summer of 2011, I visited Bill Larkin's garden in Loogootee, Indiana, and saw 30,000 colorful annuals in bloom.
Like chrysanthemums, marigolds are such serviceable flowers, and as one becomes a seasoned gardener “serviceable” becomes a most welcome descriptor.
Certain flowers bloomed at specific times in the Marian calendar, and monks, friars and nuns used them to meditate on and celebrate key events in Mary’s life.
Some flower gardeners have designated cutting gardens, but most of us just snip judiciously from all areas of our yard.
It became a symbol of the Spanish massacre, the red and the yellow representing the blood spilled on the gold the Spaniards seized.
"Whatever a man's age he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole."