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February 2, 2017

 

Magnolia ‘Butterflies’.

Magnolia Genus

The genus name honors Pierre Magnol, French botanist (1638-1715).

January 26, 2017

 

Golden Wattle in full flower on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.

Acacias And Australia’s Golden Wattle

January 26 is Australia Day, and the floral emblem of Australia is the golden wattle.

January 19, 2017

 

"Flower bunch with a bird nest" (1810) by Dutch painter Corneille van Spaendonck.

This And That In January

Flowering quince and forsythia branches will soon be available to force into bloom.

November 10, 2016

 

Garden border at Panshanger, a country estate in Hertfordshire, England.

Beds & Borders

Most flower gardeners have either beds or borders or both.

October 6, 2016

 

American beautyberry in Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Arkansas.

American Beautyberry

Callicarpa americana makes a good hedge on the outskirts of a garden, as well as excellent ornamental focal points in borders.

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.

September 15, 2016

 

Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanille Fraise'.

Hydrangea Heaven

Some of their names are almost as lovely as the flowers themselves!

September 8, 2016

 

Actaea (a.k.a. Cimicifuga) simplex,Atropurpurea Group. There are several purple cultivars within this group...

Fall Planting

The cool fall weather causes plants that are new to your garden to transition more comfortably...

October 22, 2015

 

Bloodroot, (Sanguinaria canadensis).

Flowers For Shade

It’s possible to have colorful shade gardens that have a continual sequence of bloom.

January 15, 2015

 

Nature’s thermometers: Rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum).

Dropping And Curling Of Broad-Leaved Evergreens

“My ‘rhodos’ are doing a good job of protecting themselves from photoinhibition.”

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