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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

Hydrangeas

Fight the frost with these new hydrangea cultivars.

October 12, 2006

 

deep purple allium flower

Allium

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

Epimedium

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

Lavender

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.

July 16, 2004

 

pink coneflower and butterfly

Coneflowers

Since earliest times, the cone flower has been used for medicinal purposes.

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