Our early presidents were described as nation builders, and all were passionate about plants, nature, agriculture and gardens.
Modern researchers have confirmed that caraway oil has a mild antispasmodic effect in addition to its culinary appeal.
In the summer of 2011, I visited Bill Larkin's garden in Loogootee, Indiana, and saw 30,000 colorful annuals in bloom.
A brief poem by Vita Sackville-West about the growth occurring during the month of April.
In Autumn, not only do the colors in the garden seem richer and more mellow, but textures also assume a more dominant role in plantings.
Sounds brutal, but dead-heading is important for promoting new growth.
April is known as the cruelest month due to the erratic weather and the possibility for freezing temperatures to creep back in and injure new plants.