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August 6, 2015


Mexican sunflower

Mexican Sunflowers

These easy-to-grow plants are sometimes used as flowering screens or hedges for privacy in small yards.

July 16, 2015


making mistakes

Making Mistakes

In the garden, it seems easier to remember that perfection is not the goal.

April 23, 2015



Bulb Flowers

For flower lovers, the ability to step out into the garden and pick a fistful of blooms for a vase, is one of spring’s great pleasures.

October 9, 2014



Summersweet Surprises

Like good friends, good shrubs have the capacity to keep surprising us with their many virtues!

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



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.

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