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.
The bare bones of our winter garden is an empty canvas. March is the time to plan your garden in Spring.
Spring is an inspiring season for both gardeners and poets alike.
Ruth Arthur wrote a poem about the juxtaposition of the last vestiges of winter and the optimistic signs of spring. Read it on this Focus on Flowers.