Those of us who live in cold climates love houseplants that will flower indoors in winter, and one with great appeal is the cyclamen.
If you still have an amaryllis plant that flowered last winter, putting the bulb into dormancy will make it flower again this season.
Paper White Narcissus bulbs are easy to grow indoors and provide clusters of highly perfumed white flowers.
Winterberry produces a grand display of bright red berries that persist and light up its branches long after all of the leaves have fallen.
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.
In the poem, the Innkeeper's Wife, Clive Samson recalls the winter night of the nativity.
Now is the time to think about possible additions to the shrubs in your personal landscape.
The Golden Rain tree blooms in summer making it a good choice for when the spring bloomers have ceased to be the focal points in a garden.
The American Serviceberry is a small deciduous tree with a pleasantly round top. It truly is a tree that provides interest across all seasons.
Trees are our oldest living organism; they have been on our earth for about 370 million years. One of the most beautiful varieties is the Tulip Tree.