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.
Ringing In the New Year With Percy Shelley, Dorothy Parker and (Of course!) Flowers.
On today's Focus on Flowers, read the words of John Keats... "Ode to Autumn."
Poets William Blake and Siegfied Sassoon write about the longing for spring--something we can all relate to at this time of year.
As we walk around our gardens hoping to find that last rose of summer, we are already dreaming of roses yet to come.