Excerpts from" A Flower in a Letter" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Plants, like people, often seem better because of the virtues of others.
Namesake plant gifts are easy to send and are usually well received.
As I look for late season bargains, I look for daffodils that bloom late and are scented as well as double.
November is a good time to evaluate our successes and failures during the past growing season.
If you are invited for Thanksgiving dinner and wish to present the host with a horticulturally orented gift, here are a few suggestions.
Low is always better than high when you are arranging flowers for a dinner party.
All plants that winter indoors at my house are hosed off to rid them of pests and given a dose of fertilizer.
If you have time, perhaps you will share some of your tricks in the comments below.
Shrubs are useful for many functions and an important one is screening.
Plant lots of nasturtiums, coneflowers, and sunflowers to provide seeds for these year-round garden residents.
Ask a variety of friends, neighbors, and experts about what you already have on your new property before digging it all up.
It seems that our longer falls are giving us more time to enjoy our plantings and bask in all the colors in our gardens.
These low-maintenance groundcovers keep butterflies happy but seems not to interest deer or rabbits.
Astilbes with varying bloom times can be used to create a lovely, low-maintenance shaded bed.
I read recently about a new gardening craze that is called “Intermingling Plants.”
I plant cranesbill almost everywhere in my garden and have many different varieties...
Purple and chartreuse always look good together in a garden.
I am lucky to have a large garden space and so I have the luxury of being able to dedicate some of my beds to a single perennial species.
Most flower gardeners enjoy sequences of bloom in their beds.
White gardens are tranquil and calming and reward their owners with their soothing ambience.
Foliage color can light up the landscape in all seasons of the year, not only in the fall...
Gardeners with small plots can enjoy growing modern trees that have been especially bred to be small and narrow.
Before we purchase new plants for our gardens, we should always read the plant tags carefully.
Shrubs are long-lived inhabitants that help create the architecture of our gardens.
Caryopteris can be grown singly, in multiples, or as a long hedge for maximum impact.
I would not be without Verbena bonariensis in my garden. It’s an annual, but it attracts birds, butterflies, and hummingbirds...and bees.
Generally, all the shorter iris types bloom earliest, starting the parade of iris flowers that continues throughout the summer.
Mulch helps plants remain healthier and hardier by insulating and reducing weeds.
When buying plants for hanging baskets remind yourself of the old saying: one should include “a thriller, a filler, and a spiller.”
Although we sometimes ignore hardiness maps, they really do provide information that is crucial to the success of our plants.
So many options for displaying annuals, and I usually just stick them in a pot!
Today we're focusing on blossoms with blue and lavender colors.
Early spring warmth causes some plants to break dormancy too soon with the result that they are damaged if it turns cold again.
We need native plants in our gardens, since natives are a vital part of a healthy eco-system.
Hooker had an enduring passion for plants and discovered many of the ones that grow in our gardens today.
These mini-greenhouses transformed the work of plant collectors world-wide!
At this time of the year, as we peruse our spring catalogs, we will run across plants described as new hybrids.
Just like the names of people, plant names are quite diverse.
What will you do with that Valentines bouquet after the 14th? Here's some ideas for rosewater, dried bouquets and potpourri.
The genus name honors Pierre Magnol, French botanist (1638-1715).
January 26 is Australia Day, and the floral emblem of Australia is the golden wattle.
Flowering quince and forsythia branches will soon be available to force.
They may be small or large, but their most striking characteristic is that they are always available...