About 2,500 years ago, the Greek poet Sappho called the rose the “queen of flowers.”
I love the informality of Churchill’s flower paintings, with simple vases containing bunches of garden blooms.
Site each plant in a spot that fits its requirements for sun or shade, as the correct location is crucial to long-term success!
During the holidays, it is interesting and fun to decorate with natural materials.
During this period there were great advances in the techniques available to reproduce botanical art—in fact, all artwork.
We sometimes see a plant with an elongated, smooth and usually skinny, trunk with a round mop of foliage at the top.
Lilac and lavender, roses and annual sweet-peas have distinctive and memorable scents.
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.
As well as recent widespread interest in edible flowers by foodies, there also seems to be a related trend that involves bartenders putting flowers in drinks.
Japanese Beetles love roses, hollyhocks, crepe myrtle and hibiscus especially, and I dislike them with a passion for ruining my flowers.