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July 9, 2015


empress josephine

Empress Josephine

Josephine’s name will always be synonymous with roses.

June 25, 2015


Roses in the rain.

O Rose So Fair And Sweet!

This is the time of year to enjoy roses in our gardens. Here are some poems about these lovely flowers.

June 4, 2015


sappho roses

Names For Roses

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

March 26, 2015



Winston Churchill’s Love Of Nature

I love the informality of Churchill’s flower paintings, with simple vases containing bunches of garden blooms.

October 17, 2013



Cool Shade

Site each plant in a spot that fits its requirements for sun or shade, as the correct location is crucial to long-term success!

December 20, 2012


natural decorations

Natural Decoration

During the holidays, it is interesting and fun to decorate with natural materials.

January 26, 2012


Rosa centifolia foliacea

The Golden Age Of Botanical Art

During this period there were great advances in the techniques available to reproduce botanical art—in fact, all artwork.

December 1, 2011


Plant Standards: Trained And Standing At Attention

We sometimes see a plant with an elongated, smooth and usually skinny, trunk with a round mop of foliage at the top.

November 25, 2010


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Annual Sweet-Peas Smell So Good In The Poem “A Child’s Vision”

Lilac and lavender, roses and annual sweet-peas have distinctive and memorable scents.

September 2, 2010


virgin mary

Flowers for the Virgin Mary

Certain flowers bloomed at specific times in the Marian calendar, and monks, friars and nuns used them to meditate on and celebrate key events in Mary’s life.

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