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July 3, 2014

 

disney horticulture

Disney Horticulture

Roughly 80% of the Walt Disney World resort flowers are irrigated using reclaimed water.

October 31, 2013

 

monkshood

Is Danger Lurking In Your Yard? Wolfsbane And Monkshood

The stems, flowers, and leaves of all species of monkshood are poisonous.

November 24, 2011

 

old plant label

Botanical Names

During the winter, gardeners usually read a lot of plant catalogs, most of which list the botanical, as well as the common, names of plants.

October 15, 2009

 

Michael Pollan lecturing in front of an image of a cornfield.

Michael Pollan

Our human desires connect us to plants, and according to Pollan, “form a part of our natural history.”

September 18, 2008

 

Yellow aconite

Fall-Blooming Aconites

Learn about the Fall-Blooming Aconite on this Focus on Flowers.

June 19, 2008

 

Baby's breath

Baby’s Breath

Gypsophila paniculata ‘Bristol Fairy' provides an explosion of double white flowers in summer, and grows to 3 feet. Learn more...

March 6, 2008

 

a branch of flowering crabapple.

Flowering Crabapples

Flowering crabapples come in over 25 hardy species of relatively small deciduous trees and are native to Northern temperate regions of the world.

October 11, 2007

 

gaillardia flower

Gaillardia

Their daisy flowers have red, yellow, orange and maroon shades that remind us of the rich colors of the blankets woven by the Native Americans.

August 3, 2006

 

white marrow flowers

Achillea: Yarrow

They are a good perennial for gardens visited by deer, who tend to avoid the aromatic plants.

January 19, 2006

 

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The Man And Method Behind Gardener’s Latin

Ever wonder about the Latin names of the plants and flowers in your garden? Carl Linnaeus, an 18th century Swedish botanist, is the one responsible.

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