Author Archive for: ‘Rose Morris’

The essential guide to poinsettias.

Get to Know Your Poinsettias: History, Growing, and Styling

We all see poinsettias everywhere we go throughout the holidays. They are for sale in pretty much any store you walk into, are a stand-by for school fundraisers, and can be seen in many peoples’ houses over the season. December 12th is even National Poinsettia Day in the United States! Poinsettias have become such a universal symbol for Christmas and …

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garden-inspired gifts: kokedama moss ball gardening kit

Creative Holiday Gifts that Gardenistas Will Love

The holidays are coming up, which means it’s time to find the perfect gifts for all the special people in your life. This year, try giving gifts inspired by nature that bring the calming beauty of the garden indoors. We just love all of the unique, crafty stuff there is to be found on Etsy, so we put together this …

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Secret gardeners: Jeremy Irons

Secret Gardeners: Peek into the Private Gardens of Five Celebrities

Have you ever wished that you could step into the luxurious private gardens of some of the world’s most impressive estates? Do you ever imagine whether or not your favorite celebrities garden, and what sort of things they grow? Victoria Summerley’s new book The Secret Gardeners gives access to twenty-five breathtaking gardens owned by celebrities in the UK. Hugo Rittson-Thomas’ …

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How to grow amaryllis bulbs indoors

How to Grow an Amaryllis Indoors for Stunning Winter Blooms

Houseplants of any kind are a welcome sight in the winter. They add some life to the indoors and to the long, cold season. Indoor plants that flower are the very best way to bring some cheer to your home in winter. The big beautiful flowers of amaryllis bloom away in the middle of the coldest season, feeling like a …

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Garden Superstitions History and Folklore

Common Garden Superstitions and Their Origins

Do you share gossip with your bees and avoid stepping in fairy rings? There are many garden-related superstitious practices that go back to ancient times. Whether or not you believe in these garden superstitions, at least they are interesting and fun to read about—and hey, talking to bees can’t hurt, right? You may be surprised at what is considered lucky …

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These veggies taste better after the frost hits

Vegetables That Get Tastier After a Frost

That first frost can be a sad time for gardeners because it is often thought of as the end of the time of year when we can harvest garden produce to eat. However, there are actually lots of vegetables that not only withstand the frost, but actually taste better after the temperatures drop! These vegetables get sweeter after being kissed …

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