Category: Flower Gardening

Through the Garden Gate With the Ambassador of Love

When the florists fell upon the rose – men who could never have enough – they strove for size and got it, a fine specimen of a florist’s rose being about as big as a moderate Savoy cabbage. They tried for strong scent and got it till a florist’s rose has not unseldom a suspicion …

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Plants for February

It may be cold outside and the garden a little bleak but there are still some stunning plants to be had that will really give your garden a lift at this time of year. From early bulbs to flowering shrubs, here is a short list of some of the very best. Narcissus is always a very …

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Plant Bulbs, Bare Root Trees, and Winter Flowers in February in Mild Climates

Mild regions of the country will see rainfall in February, but even if the sky opens up, there will still be enough sunny days to plant bulbs, bare root trees and winter flowers and vegetables. Plant Summer Bulbs Bulbs that have been kept in cool, dry locations are ready to be planted. These bulbs include …

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Through the Garden Gate With the Queen of Annuals

“The Sweet Pea has a keel that was meant to seek all shores; it has wings that were meant to fly across all continents; it has a standard which is friendly to all nations; and it has a fragrance like the universal gospel, yea, a sweet prophecy of welcome everywhere that has been abundantly fulfilled” …

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Growing Roses: Top 5 Things to Know

Growing roses is a cinch if you pay attention to five issues–the right soil, proper watering, good air circulation, fertilizer, and yes you must get smart about pruning roses, too. You can grow all types of roses, from floribunda roses to miniature roses to your favorite rose bushes–see my Top Five Tips below. Rose Care …

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Gardening for Beginners: What Are Annuals?

What are annuals? Annuals, in the world of gardening, refer to the plants (usually very colorful flowers) that you plant once in the Spring and they die before Winter. They are called “annuals” because they live for one gardening year only. There are several things you need to know about annuals. The components that make …

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Winter Gardening: Yes You Can Have Four Seasons of Color

This list of winter plant ideas includes not only winter flowers, but shrubs, evergreens, ornamental grass, and trees you might use to make your winter festive and colorful. Don’t forget to group your winter garden flower pots in the best possible site, and use garden planters suitable for winter gardening-not fragile terra cotta pots, in …

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Buttercup Flowers: A History

In the 1660s a traveller named Sir John Chardin toured the legendary paradise gardens of Persia and was captivated. One of the flowers he saw there seemed to be a form of the native English buttercup Ranunculus acris) but in a dazzling array of different colours that completely charmed him. Reasoning that a near relative …

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November in the Flower Garden

It’s November in the garden and winter has really begun to creep in. This month is all about last chances and tidying in readiness for the cold months ahead, from cleaning out bird nesting boxes to raking up fallen leaves and removing dead foliage. However, there are still some planting jobs that can be done …

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5 Easy-to-Grow Fall Flowers

You don’t have to let your garden die out for the fall! By adding selective plants into your borders, beds, around trees, and in other strategic locations you can extend the beauty at least until the first hard frost, if not a little longer. Following are just five of the best fall flowers, all which …

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