A friend gave me a gardening magazine that she purchased in Britain. It's a gift that goes on giving!
Here are some tips for quick and easy and green holiday decor.
Lovely pink or white spikes of bloom and handsome foliage (that is unappetizing to deer) more than compensate for the initial anxiety this plant creates.
Euphorbias are becoming more popular with gardeners recently, as they are versatile, easy- to-grow and deer resistant.
Achillea is the botanical name for yarrow and was named after Homer’s hero of the Trojan wars-Achilles.
For flower lovers, a Thanksgiving table is not complete without some blooms.
Like a little black dress, some plants are classics and never go out of style.
Now that we have had our first frosts in the Midwest, I am thinking about what to plant next year.
This genus of plants are commonly called anise hyssops and are in the mint family.
I just can’t seem to get enough of these dark-colored plants in my garden.
If you have grown the big Joe Pye weeds that are tall and spread a lot, you will love this smaller one.
Like good friends, good shrubs have the capacity to keep surprising us with their many virtues!
In my Midwestern garden amsonia's yellow foliage is a welcome accent in the late autumn landscape.
Sneezeweed has not only an unfortunate but also an inaccurate common name, as it actually does not cause sneezing.
Very few plants can tolerate standing water. Here are some that can.
Some of us enjoy the serenity of gardens under large shade trees, but trees suck up a lot of moisture...
It's best to purchase wildflower seeds and plants from nurseries that specialize in natives.
Deep-rooted native plants can absorb many inches of rain per day, dramatically reducing run-off into streets.
The word derives from the Greek word xeros, which means dry.
Some flowers have intense sounding names to match their hues.
Use this shrub as a focal point or in a shrub border to create fall interest.
An interesting native wildflower that grows naturally in wet meadows is chelone lyonii.
Some of the plants we buy for our gardens are pretreated with neonicotinoid pesticides that are harmful to bees.
Ireland concluded its tenure as the WAFA host country after the June 2014 flower show, and Barbados has begun its three year term.
In the 1960s, at Walt Disney’s request, Bill Evans and the Disney horticultural team began to experiment with topiary.
Roughly 80% of the Walt Disney World resort flowers are irrigated using reclaimed water.
The official Disney Horticulture logo is the Liberty Tree, and there is a story about how that choice was made.
The Epcot International Flower Show and Garden Festival is held each spring for 75 days.
The landscaping at Disney Theme Parks is an integral part of the Disney experience.
Narrow shrubs are referred to as columnar in shape, and they are ideal for a small garden.
Adult butterflies linger in our gardens longer when we have the types of plants on which they can lay their eggs.
Pretty and striped, Monarch caterpillars eat various species of milkweed, so plant lots of it to entice this butterfly to your garden.
We're reading a group of children's rhymes about flowers and spring.
The flowers above the neck of a vase should be about one-third of the total height of the vase plus the flowers...
This dear wildflower is a national treasure and scarce in the wild, so always get plants from a friend’s home garden...if you are fortunate enough to do so.
Here are some anonymous rhymes celebrating and beckoning vernal season.
Focus on Flowers celebrates the arrival of spring with a poem by Algernon Charles Swinburne.
I think more poetry has been written about spring than any other season.
It is always sad to lose a plant that you love, especially when it is hard to replace.
The pollen produced by ragweed is light and easily blown in the wind.
Vita "hate, hate, hate[d] ‘American Pillar’" rambler roses!
Here's an idea for a gardener's valentine gift: an I.O.U. to visit this wonderful garden next summer!
These unique flowering plants make wonderful Valentine gifts for gardeners.
Undoubtedly, wildlife adds a different dimension to our flower gardens.
Eupatorium coelestinum is a perennial plant with fluffy blue flower heads.
The heads of the dinner-plate dahlias are quite heavy, and sometimes they are displayed in a large float bowl so viewers can look down on their gorgeous petals.
“If you want to be happy for a week, take a wife. If you want to be happy all of your life, make a garden.” -Chinese proverb