Category Archive for: ‘Flowers’

garden book gift guide

The Gift of Inspiration: the Best Garden Books to Give this Year

The holidays are coming, and what better way to treat your gardener friends than by giving them the gift of new garden ideas to dream about? A new gardening book is most welcome during the winter months, when you can escape into plans and inspiration for what you will plant, create, and harvest next year. Here are some of our …

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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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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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Two Tone Fall Mums

Modern Mums: Re-Imagining Color for Fall Outdoor Decor

Today, anyone can get their hands on hardy mums and they seem to be for sale everywhere this time of year, from nurseries to grocery stores to big box department stores. That doesn’t mean that they are all the same, though. New varieties are constantly being bred for performance and color. Crayon-box bright colors are no longer the only options. …

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Best cutting roses for arrangements

Grow these Cutting Roses for Perfect Floral Arrangements

Roses are one of the most popular flowers for growing and cutting, and it’s no wonder because they are gorgeous and come in endless varieties of size, color, and fragrance. Creating homegrown floral displays is a wonderful way to decorate your home or give away as a gift, and if you know which roses are the best to use as …

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Blue Anemone2

Five Fall Bulbs to Plant For Long Lasting Spring Color

I often find myself wandering around my garden in spring, immensely enjoying the brightly colored blooms popping up everywhere, many times, even through snow covered frosty ground. It’s during those times that I reap the benefit of taking the time the previous year to plant my fall bulbs. Bulbs are identified by the season they are planted, not that in …

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