Stems with multiple flower heads or flat flower umbels always need the boiling water treatment .
Some flowers have intense sounding names to match their hues.
During the busy gardening season, I spend so much time outdoors that order often eludes me inside my house.
Spring is the time to prepare for fall, so this month is a good time to think about your September garden.
In the summer of 2011, I visited Bill Larkin's garden in Loogootee, Indiana, and saw 30,000 colorful annuals in bloom.
Some flower gardeners have designated cutting gardens, but most of us just snip judiciously from all areas of our yard.
"Whatever a man's age he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole."