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April 17, 2008

 

Dandelion’s Lifecycle

A poem from an unknown author illustrates how the life span of each Spring bloom is compressed.

February 21, 2008

 

Pollen Carriers: From Bees to Giraffes

Bees and other insects, like moths, are common pollinators. However, other agents serve to pollinate plants such as the wind, birds and even giraffes.

January 3, 2008

 

During winter when I long to have my own flowers, I often recall beautiful displays of flowers I have witnessed in my life.

Memories Of Flowers

When there are no flowers blooming in our gardens during these cold winter months, I often find myself indulging my passion for flowers in introspective ways.

November 15, 2007

 

New Echinacea Cultivars

Try one of these charming new cultivars or perhaps all three!

October 25, 2007

 

Cultivar Names

Flowers have a scientific name as well as a cultivar name. Both are useful when flipping through your fall catalog.

October 11, 2007

 

Gaillardia

Their daisy flowers have red, yellow, orange and maroon shades that remind us of the rich colors of the blankets woven by the Native Americans.

September 27, 2007

 

Hyssop

Sage and lavender are used extensively in perennial borders but there is another, hyssop, that deserves more attention than it currently receives.

April 12, 2007

 

Gardening Advice from Shakespeare

The plays of William Shakespeare are abound with allusions to plants and flowers.

March 15, 2007

 

Covent Garden

The development of Covent Garden flower market in 1894 allowed flowers to be available for sale for the first time in England.

February 15, 2007

 

The Language Of Flowers: Sending Secret Messages

Flowers were used to communicate discreetly between the giver and recipient in Victorian-era England. Lady Montagu imported this tradition from Turkey.

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