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June 4, 2015

 

From the 1904 painting by John William Godward entitled “In the Days of Sappho.” Are those white roses over on the side?

Names For Roses

About 2,500 years ago, the Greek poet Sappho called the rose the “queen of flowers.”

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 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 20, 2014

 

American Pillar rose, Hever Castle by Ernest Arthur Rowe, 1922. Vita "hated, hated, hated American Pillar!"

Vita’s View

Vita "hate, hate, hate[d] ‘American Pillar’" rambler roses!

December 27, 2012

 

Red chokeberry.

Red Chokeberry

Our native Aronia arbutifolia with the common name of red chokeberry is a shrub that offers four seasons of interest in our gardens.

July 19, 2012

 

Purple and white flowers.

Color Combinations

My formula when choosing plants for my garden: focus on my three favorite colors, plus or minus white.

April 8, 2010

 

Children gardening with their mother, 1953.

April’s the busy month, the month that grows… (poem)

A brief poem by Vita Sackville-West about the growth occurring during the month of April.

February 4, 2010

 

Edible Flowers

There are many plants that produce edible flowers and are safe to eat if they are grown without the use of pesticides.

January 28, 2010

 

Edible Flowers And Ice Cubes

Try freezing edible flowers into ice cubes for a unique touch to your dinner party drinks.

January 1, 2009

 

The Change Of The Year

Ringing In the New Year With Percy Shelley, Dorothy Parker and (Of course!) Flowers.

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