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December 5, 2013

 

false sunflower

False Sunflowers

Commonly called false sunflowers, all heliopsis plants are North American wildflowers, and they make excellent cut flowers.

December 22, 2011

 

spruce needles

“Focus On Foliage” In Holiday Arrangements

In December, there are varied types of evergreen foliage that can be used to contrast form, color and texture in vases and centerpieces.

May 27, 2010

 

balloon flower

Balloon Flowers

Balloon flowers' petals flare out so that the bottom of the flower is broader than the top and shaped like a bell.

May 20, 2010

 

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Listening to the Iris

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.

May 6, 2010

 

tulips in vase

Reviving a Tulip

Tulips are one of our most popular spring flowering bulbs. Colette wrote about how to revive a cut tulip that is drooping.

February 7, 2008

 

two red roses with Baby's Breath.

Valentine’s Day Centerpiece

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.

September 27, 2007

 

hyssop flower and butterfly

Hyssop

Sage and lavender are used extensively in perennial borders but there is another, hyssop, that deserves more attention than it currently receives.

August 9, 2007

 

liartris flowers

Liatris: Native American Perennial

Plants that have flower spikes are useful as they provide vertical interest both in the gardens and in a vase.

December 21, 2006

 

holiday flower centerpiece

Constance Spry: Timeless Books for Flower Arrangers

The information is timeless, so they make good reading for anyone who loves flowers.

October 19, 2006

 

pink chrysanthemums

A Pass-Along Mum

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.

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