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June 4, 2015


sappho roses

Names For Roses

About 2,500 years ago, the Greek poet Sappho called the rose the “queen of flowers.”

April 30, 2015


rose stems

Misleading Myths

As well as wonderful quotations, C. L. Fornari's handy book contains a lot of useful advice.

April 2, 2015



Fragrance In Our Gardens

Scientists have found odor receptors in nearly every organ in the human body!

February 20, 2014


american pillar rose

Vita’s View

Vita "hate, hate, hate[d] ‘American Pillar’" rambler roses!

December 27, 2012


red chokeberry.

Red Chokeberry

Our native Aronia arbutifolia with the common name of red chokeberry is a shrub that offers four seasons of interest in our gardens.

July 19, 2012


purple and white flowers

Color Combinations

My formula when choosing plants for my garden: focus on my three favorite colors, plus or minus white.

April 8, 2010


children gardening

April’s the busy month, the month that grows… (poem)

A brief poem by Vita Sackville-West about the growth occurring during the month of April.

February 4, 2010


zucchini blossoms

Edible Flowers

There are many plants that produce edible flowers and are safe to eat if they are grown without the use of pesticides.

January 28, 2010


a flower frozen into an ice cube inside a tall glass

Edible Flowers And Ice Cubes

Try freezing edible flowers into ice cubes for a unique touch to your dinner party drinks.

January 1, 2009


a single bright red rose in full bloom.

The Change Of The Year

Ringing In the New Year With Percy Shelley, Dorothy Parker and (Of course!) Flowers.

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