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May 16, 2019

 

Honeysuckle: A Sweet Disposition?

In the Victorian language of flowers, giving honeysuckle was a way of acknowledging a lady had a sweet disposition.

June 15, 2017

 

Blue Mist Spirea (Caryopteris x clandonensis).

Blue Caryopteris

Caryopteris can be grown singly, in multiples, or as a long hedge for maximum impact.

August 25, 2016

 

Opal basil looks great in a bouquet!

Contributing Partners For Flower Arrangements

A well-appointed garden needs not only flowers but also decorative foliage that is concurrently available to combine with the garden flowers in a vase.

August 7, 2014

 

Lespedeza thunbergii.

A Lacy, Graceful Shrub: Bush Clover

Use this shrub as a focal point or in a shrub border to create fall interest.

July 10, 2014

 

Snow White and...three dwarves?

Disney Topiary

In the 1960s, at Walt Disney’s request, Bill Evans and the Disney horticultural team began to experiment with topiary.

December 12, 2013

 

Detail from Apollo and Daphne by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Laurus Nobilis

Laurus nobilis is the botanical name for the European species of laurel.

May 9, 2013

 

The brilliant color of forsythia in bloom!

Pruning Forsythia

Some shrubs have only one season of interest and forsythia is one of them.

November 8, 2012

 

Physocarpus opulifolius, or common ninebark.

Physocarpus Provides Cover For Songbirds

Physocarpus is a small genus of about ten species including our native ninebark shrub.

October 4, 2012

 

Dictamnus albus.

A Bush That Burns

Could the biblical burning bush be Dictamnus albus?

November 10, 2011

 

Goat’s Beard

This perennial is cold hardy, settles in easily and plays well with others.

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