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February 7, 2008

 

two red roses with Baby's Breath.

Valentine’s Day Centerpiece

If you are planning a Valentine's Day party, either for a crowd or for one special person, I have an idea for a floral centerpiece that is easy yet charming.

June 28, 2007

 

bouquet

Red White and Blue

In July Americans celebrate Independence Day and the French celebrate Bastille Day so it seems appropriate to think about red, white and blue flowers.

April 19, 2007

 

Knock-Out Rose

In Celebration of St. George’s Day: Some Special Roses

Roses have diverse symbolic meanings and have been used as literary references since Shakespeare's time.

January 18, 2007

 

a painting of the Garden of Eden.

The Poetry Of Gardens

"Gardens in themselves are essentially poetic, works of art constructed in the language of nature" writes John Hollander in his anthology of "Garden Poems".

December 14, 2006

 

garden tools hanging hooks

Gifts for Gardeners

There may be some flower gardeners on your gift list this December, and if so I can assure you, they love flower-related offerings.

June 8, 2006

 

catmint and roses

Nepeta: Catnip

Catnip, also known as Catmint, is aptly named. Cats love it, and it is a member of the mint family. This plant's botanical name is Nepeta.

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.

January 21, 2005

 

A couple walking through the garden of Sissinghurst.

Sissinghurst

Vita Sackville-West's luxuriant plantings create a setting of decadence and romance at the garden of Sissinghurst Castle.

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