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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.

October 20, 2011

 

nursery

End Of Season Sales

The fall is a good time to plant trees and shrubs, and it is fun to cruise the aisles of stores and nurseries to see if there are good deals available.

October 13, 2011

 

Winterberry

The Deciduous Holly Called Winterberry

Fall is a good time to plant new shrubs that will improve the winter landscape. Some shrub genera include both evergreen and deciduous species.

October 28, 2010

 

tender tropicals-cropped

Tender Tropicals

All tropical plants must be kept from freezing and stored in a state of dormancy. Lack of warmth inhibits growth, which is why cool temperatures are best.

January 14, 2010

 

a potted plant surrounded by white and pink jasmine vines.

The Varieties of Jasmine

Jasmine's latin name, "jasmine polyanthum", meaning "many flowers", is telling of this plant's variety. This vine is known for its fragrance and its history.

January 7, 2010

 

a pink and white cyclamen flower bud in the fore of a snowy background.

Cyclamen: Caring For Cold Weather Houseplants

Those of us who live in cold climates love houseplants that will flower indoors in winter, and one with great appeal is the cyclamen.

November 26, 2009

 

a bright red amaryllis bloom with a black background.

Dormancy For Amaryllis

If you still have an amaryllis plant that flowered last winter, putting the bulb into dormancy will make it flower again this season.

November 19, 2009

 

a bunch of paper white narcissus flowers before a pink background.

Flowers For Winter

Paper White Narcissus bulbs are easy to grow indoors and provide clusters of highly perfumed white flowers.

October 29, 2009

 

a branch full of bright red winterberries.

Winterberry

Winterberry produces a grand display of bright red berries that persist and light up its branches long after all of the leaves have fallen.

March 5, 2009

 

A pink, Spring flower.

Signs of Spring

Ruth Arthur wrote a poem about the juxtaposition of the last vestiges of winter and the optimistic signs of spring. Read it on this Focus on Flowers.

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