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March 1, 2007

 

one of Rupyard Kipling's homes in England

Snippets from Garden Writing

A lot has been written about flowers and gardening. While some of it is sublime and a lot of it is hyperbole, most of it is just amusing.

December 15, 2005

 

purple violet

Violets

The writer, Emily Dickinson loved wild flowers, and like the Victorians, she associated violets with modesty and fidelity.

December 9, 2005

 

red rose

Our National Flower

In 1986 the rose became the national flower of the United States.

December 1, 2005

 

berries covered in snow

Gardens without Flowers

Both private and public landscapes should captivate our senses during all four seasons of the year.

May 5, 2005

 

pelargonium flowers in containers

Pelargoniums

"A rose is a rose is a rose." However all plants we call geraniums are not geraniums; some are really pelargoniums.

February 11, 2005

 

red rose

Valentine’s Day Roses: Then And Now

The rose has been a recurring literary theme since the thirteenth century as a symbol of love. However, giving roses for Valentine's Day is a modern tradition.

November 12, 2004

 

leaves in wind

The Poetry of Autumn

As we walk around our gardens hoping to find that last rose of summer, we are already dreaming of roses yet to come.

September 17, 2004

 

white rose of sharon

Rose of Sharon

The Rose of Sharon flower is indeed, very similar to a single hollyhock. However...

April 16, 2004

 

plum lenten rose

Lenten Rose

There are many stories and legends about its magic and purifying power.

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