Commonly called false sunflowers, all heliopsis plants are North American wildflowers, and they make excellent cut flowers.
In December, there are varied types of evergreen foliage that can be used to contrast form, color and texture in vases and centerpieces.
Balloon flowers' petals flare out so that the bottom of the flower is broader than the top and shaped like a bell.
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.
Tulips are one of our most popular spring flowering bulbs. Colette wrote about how to revive a cut tulip that is drooping.
If you are planning a Valentine's Day party, either for a crowd or for one special person, I have an idea for a floral centerpiece that is easy yet charming.
Sage and lavender are used extensively in perennial borders but there is another, hyssop, that deserves more attention than it currently receives.
Plants that have flower spikes are useful as they provide vertical interest both in the gardens and in a vase.
The information is timeless, so they make good reading for anyone who loves flowers.
Many years ago a friend left a start of this mum on my front porch, and grateful for her generosity I have passed it along to nearly every gardener I know.