This is a plant that produces tiny greenish white flowers in June and July in an insignificant cluster. Bright red berries follow the flowers in late summer.
The leaves and rhizomes of saponaria officinalis can be boiled in water to make a soapy lather.
Different varieties of lily bulbs can be planted to provide a succession of flowers from June through August in well-drained, sunny areas of a garden.
Chives are rampant self seeders, and if they are not dead headed they will produce far too many new plants.
Daisies are members of the Compositae family, which consists of 950 different genera and over 20,000 species.
During the Renaissance, artists began to depict plants in terms of their specific characteristics and the intricacy of their composition.
Common garden sage, Salvia officinalis, is a staple in the herb garden and a plant for all seasons.
"Bread is but food for the body, whereas narcissus is food for the soul."