Ajuga is hardy zones 3-9 and prefers light shade and evenly moist well-drained soil.
English writer John Drinkwater wrote the following poem many years ago.
There is an old saying that the time to prune the roses is when the forsythia blooms. Here in my Midwestern garden our forsythia blooms in March.
Lilac and lavender, roses and annual sweet-peas have distinctive and memorable scents.
Nasturtiums, as well as being exceptionally cheery flowering plants, have such unusual rounded leaves.
Most of us prefer tulips in a vase when they are closed or just partly open, rather than splayed outwards, wide open, just before the petals fall.
Tulips are one of our most popular spring flowering bulbs. Colette wrote about how to revive a cut tulip that is drooping.
A gilly flower referred to any clove scented bloom such as a clove pink that we now call a dianthus, or a wallflower or scented stock.
A brief poem by Vita Sackville-West about the growth occurring during the month of April.
Yellow celandine poppies are a good addition to a garden for their attractive cup-shaped flowers and grey-green foliage.