All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Flowers’

How To Arrange Flowers From The Cutting Garden In Beautiful Arrangements

Top Tips for Arranging Home-Grown Flowers

Have you ever wanted to grow your own cut flower garden? Imagine a garden packed full of deliciously colorful blooms who’s only purpose is to adorn bouquets and will provide material for gorgeous and fragrant displays for years to come. Horticulturist and writer, Louise Curley, shares all you need to know about creating an economical and environmentally-friendly cut flower patch in her …

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Lavender Hyssop Agastache Foeniculum Edible Wildflowers

Edible Wildflowers: Grow it! Eat it!

Ontario’s Wildflower Farm director, Miriam Goldberger, has joined us today to share her passion for taming wildflowers, which is in fact the title of her book as well! In Taming Wildflowers, Miriam tackles the myths surrounding wildflowers – as unkempt, uncontrollable, weeds. Her goal is to introduce gardeners to a list of well-behaved wildflowers that conform to container, garden, and landscape. What …

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Red Amaryllis Blooming

Growing Amaryllis in a Jar

When the garden is going to sleep, it doesn’t mean that you can’t find ways to do a little indoor gardening. Amaryllis are very popular at this time of year for their showy blooms that last about 2 months. My window that looks out at the garden is seeming a little drab now, so adding a bright red bloom or …

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Flower Arranging From The Garden

How to Make Cut Flowers Last

An abundance of flowers in the garden means a bounty of vases full of blooms in the house. Here are some tips to make your cut flowers last a whole lot longer with just a few simple steps. Most flowers are best harvested in the morning when temperatures are still cool. Choose flowers that are close to their full splendor, …

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Shane Powers Pressed Botanicals

A Modern Way to Display Pressed Botanicals

This striking craft to showcase pressed flowers or leaves is found in the February issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine.   The project couldn’t be easier even though it looks like a million bucks. This is to be expected as the project comes from crafter, designer, and stylist Shane Powers.  Shane has showcased his talents for Vogue Living, West Elm, and Martha Stewart …

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Dried Flower Arrangement

Winter Flower Arrangements

The garden may not be producing a large number of fresh flowers right now but if you took some time in the fall to preserve the ornamental garden by drying flowers and seed heads, you can still make gorgeous arrangements. This photo was sent by a reader who gives dried flower arrangements as hostess gifts. Here is what she had …

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