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April 30, 2015


rose stems

Misleading Myths

As well as wonderful quotations, C. L. Fornari's handy book contains a lot of useful advice.

September 24, 2009


Colorful, cut flowers.

How To Cut Flowers

Some flower gardeners have designated cutting gardens, but most of us just snip judiciously from all areas of our yard.

October 23, 2008


the Zapping Bindweed

Zapping Bindweed

Having trouble with bindweed taking over your gardens? Moya explains the best way to get rid of them, on this Focus on Flowers.

December 6, 2007


frost on hydrangea plant


Fight the frost with these new hydrangea cultivars.

October 12, 2006


deep purple allium flower


These flowering onions look exotic floating above the other plants.

October 5, 2006


blue star flowers

Amsonia: Blue Stars

There are some perennials that provide an added bonus of foliage that changes color in the fall.

April 7, 2006


epimedium plant


We all need allies in the battle against weeds. Luckily, the woodland plant Epimedium helps fight off weeds in the early spring.

February 19, 2006


a group of bouquets of yellow cut roses.

Conditioning Cut Flowers: Making Them Last Longer

Make sure you follow certain steps so that your cut flowers last in your home until the end of winter.

June 3, 2005


lavender in basket


A native of the Mediterranean region, it resists settling into Midwestern gardens unless we pamper it a bit.

October 15, 2004


hyacint bulb

Hyacinth Bulbs

Whether you prefer the large hyacinths that are synonymous with the Dutch, or the smaller ones beloved by the Brits, do plant some hyacinth bulbs this fall.

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