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February 15, 2018

 

There are seemingly millions of roses in the oil painting The Roses of Heliogabalus by Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912).

Millions Of Roses

About 120 million roses are purchased in the U.S. for Valentine’s Day each year.

September 21, 2017

 

Burkwood Daphne 'Carol Mackie' at the Denver Botanical Garden.

Perfumed Shrubs

If you are eager to have more perfume in your garden there are many shrubs from which you may like to choose.

June 22, 2017

 

A grouping of shrubs.

Good Investments

Shrubs are long-lived inhabitants that help create the architecture of our gardens.

February 16, 2017

 

Floating rose petals.

Rose Aroma

What will you do with that Valentines bouquet after the 14th? Here are some ideas for rosewater, dried bouquets and potpourri.

November 17, 2016

 

From left to right: Harold Nicolson, Vita Sackville-West, Rosamund Grosvenor, Lionel Sackville-West

Vita & Harold

Vita Sackville-West and her husband Nigel Nicolson bought their home, Sissinghurst, in 1930 and gradually created one of the most famous gardens of all time.

November 3, 2016

 

Dig in!

Digging

Recently, I’ve been digging quite a lot of holes for bulbs, and as I plant them I fantasize about how beautifully they will bloom next spring.

September 22, 2016

 

Clethra alnifolia.

Fragrant Shrubs

If you yearn for more fragrance in your garden, here are some suggestions for ornamental sweetshrubs that you could plant this fall.

June 9, 2016

 

Because his yard floods during periods of heavy rain, all of the annual plants on Bill Larkin's quarter acre lot are in pots or raised beds.

F Words

If you are designing a new garden, think about the following words: form, foliage, flowers, fruit, fragrance and focal points.

April 2, 2015

 

A young visitor stops to smell the flowers along the Wildflower Trail at Tourne Park in New Jersey.

Fragrance In Our Gardens

Scientists have found odor receptors in nearly every organ in the human body!

February 19, 2015

 

Flowers on a Sweetbay Magnolia tree. (Magnolia virginiana)

My Dear Magnolia Virginiana

Sweetbay Magnolia flowers have a citrusy fragrance that makes me want to sniff them whenever I am nearby.

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