It seems that our longer falls are giving us more time to enjoy our plantings and bask in all the colors in our gardens.
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.
Summer bulbs are labor intensive, as they have to be dug and stored each fall; however, they add immeasurably to the diversity of the summer garden.
Repetition of white interspersed among other colorful blossoms ties plantings together.
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."