Learn about the "Queen of Flowers" on this Focus on Flowers.
The plays of William Shakespeare are abound with allusions to plants and flowers.
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.
The writer, Emily Dickinson loved wild flowers, and like the Victorians, she associated violets with modesty and fidelity.
In 1986 the rose became the national flower of the United States.
Both private and public landscapes should captivate our senses during all four seasons of the year.
"A rose is a rose is a rose." However all plants we call geraniums are not geraniums; some are really pelargoniums.
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.
As we walk around our gardens hoping to find that last rose of summer, we are already dreaming of roses yet to come.