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Posts tagged deadheading

November 15, 2018

 

Preparing For Winter

I make my potpourri using the rose petals and flower heads that I cut off while deadheading all summer.

May 11, 2017

 

Hanging baskets.

Hanging Baskets

When buying plants for hanging baskets remind yourself of the old saying: one should include “a thriller, a filler, and a spiller.”

July 7, 2016

 

Rudbeckia Hirta

Black-eyed Susans multiply quickly, which can be a blessing, or a curse.

June 23, 2016

 

Maintenance

Keeping a garden presentable across all seasons of the year requires an eagle eye, and considerable commitment of time and energy.

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.

November 13, 2014

 

Digitalis purpurea.

Classic Plants

Like a little black dress, some plants are classics and never go out of style.

January 16, 2014

 

Dinner plate dahlias.

Dinner Plate Dahlias

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.

September 19, 2013

 

Bronze Fennel.

Feathery Fennel

I have used fennel as filler with all sorts of flowers and have come up with some really fun arrangements!

June 27, 2013

 

Garden tools.

Cutting Back

The repetitive nature of the task of cutting back plants allows me to relax.

March 11, 2010

 

Storehouses of energy…the miracle of bulbs!

Ninety percent of the bulbs in home flower gardens belong to just 6 genera: Narcissus, Tulipa, Hyacinthus, Iris, Lilium and Gladiola.

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