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May 5, 2016

 

SunFlower: the Fibonacci sequence, Golden Section…

Flower Pattern

The process of spiraling is more obvious in some flowers than in others...

July 9, 2015

 

Detail from a painting by François Gérard (1770–1837), titled Madame Bonaparte dans son salon de Malmaison, 1801.

Empress Josephine

Josephine’s name will always be synonymous with roses.

June 18, 2015

 

Sunflower Hybridization: A figure illustrating hybridization in the Helianthus genus.

Hybridization

Modern gardeners benefit from the patient work of centuries of flower breeders.

April 30, 2015

 

"For years I have religiously cut a rose’s stem above a set of five leaves, but now I discover, unnecessarily so!" -Moya

Misleading Myths

As well as wonderful quotations, C. L. Fornari's handy book contains a lot of useful advice.

April 23, 2015

 

Fresh spring tulip bouquets.

Bulb Flowers

For flower lovers, the ability to step out into the garden and pick a fistful of blooms for a vase, is one of spring’s great pleasures.

July 25, 2013

 

The painting titled “English Garden in the Csáky Castle at Hotkóc” (1803), by Hungarian artist János Rombauer, depicts elements of the English garden.

America’s Romance

Many American gardeners have tried to imitate aspects of English gardens.

July 18, 2013

 

This garden club in Brandon, Mississippi works toward civic development and historic preservation projects.

GCA: Garden Club Of America

Elizabeth Price Martin founded our nation’s first Garden Club in 1904.

February 28, 2013

 

"Washington as Farmer at Mount Vernon," 1851, part of a series by Junius Brutus Stearns. Housed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Founding Gardeners

While it is still too cold to work in your garden, you may enjoy reading Andrea Wulf’s informative book.

August 10, 2006

 

Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker)

If plants are strategically placed, the gardener, like a master builder, can draw eyes towards heaven.

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