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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


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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.

February 18, 2010


glasses of champagne with hibiscus flowers inside.

Drinks with Flowers

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.

July 16, 2009


A Japanese Beetle on a yellow flower.

Picking Them Off (Japanese Beetles)

Japanese Beetles love roses, hollyhocks, crepe myrtle and hibiscus especially, and I dislike them with a passion for ruining my flowers.

April 2, 2009


a single yellow rose.

The Peace Rose

When the United Nations met for the first time after World War II, each of the 50 members found one blossom of this symbolic rose in their hotel room.

February 12, 2009


a close-up of a full red rose with a teal blue background.

Valentine’s Day Flower Sales

Henry Ward Beecher wrote that "flowers have a mysterious and subtle influence upon the feelings."

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



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.

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