Whether you pick flowers from your garden or buy them, all cut flowers benefit from being conditioned before they are arranged.
Unless the foliage of other perennials grows up to mask the bulb foliage as it decays, the garden looks a mess.
Flowers from bulbs are easy to arrange informally in a vase.
Growing plants in containers is an alternative for those who have no garden space.
Each of us has our own personal method by which we confirm the onset of spring. For me it is when my ground-hugging yellow aconites bloom.
Different species of caterpillars have specific plants or plant families they need for their food.
There is an old saying that the time to prune the roses is when the forsythia blooms. Here in my Midwestern garden our forsythia blooms in March.
Although their early spring blooms are especially treasured, hellebores are stalwarts in the garden during all seasons.
There are old-fashioned spiraeas with lacy white flowers such as ‘Bridal Wreath’ that are quite large, as well as many new dwarf cultivars on the market.
In the Midwest, May is the month when our bearded iris bloom, and they are often combined in beds with the multi-petaled peony, another May-flowering perennial.