Category Archive for: ‘Flowers’

Pond Planter

DIY Floating Planter for Water Gardens and Ponds

A floating garden is a brilliant way to bring color to your pond or backyard water feature. The best part is that you don’t have to go hunting for a pond planter because it is a simple DIY you can make at home. Once you have created a floating planter, you can then pop in colorful, long-blooming annuals for a …

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Crazytunia Frisky Purple Petunia

Modern Petunia Varieties: No Longer Just the Pinkest Pink Flower

Wait! Before you skip over this post because it’s about petunias and “petunias are boring, old-fashioned, plants for boring, old-fashioned people,” I want to share some of what I learned from touring the California Spring Trials, also known as Fashion Week for Plants. Petunias are so much more than The World’s Pinkest Pink flowers. While you will still find overflowing …

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Tour a tulip festival

Tips to Tiptoe Your Way Through a Tulip Festival

If you have ever seen aerial photographs of Holland during tulip season, you know how mesmerizing the rainbow stripes of blooms are. Imagine what it is like to tiptoe through a tulip festival! If you are lucky enough to live in an area where there are tulip farms, then there is no doubt that you have packed your family in …

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Edible Flowers

The Dirt on Edible Flowers (and the Top Ten You Must Try!)

Who doesn’t love to get a beautiful bouquet of blooms or gaze upon a field of wildflowers? A flower’s main purpose is to be pretty; they need to attract pollinators in order to produce seeds. Not only do they beautify your garden, they can also add aesthetics and exotic flavors to your meals. Yes, I did say flavors! Many petals …

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Fragrant Flowers List Lilac

Grow These 10 Fragrant Flowers For a Heavenly Smelling Garden

The garden experience can reach all of the senses, but my favorite is aroma. Among hosts of other pleasant garden scents, some of the first to come to mind are those of flowers. The thing is, not all flowers offer a scent. If you are gardening just for the smell of it, here is my top ten wonderfully scented flowers. …

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How To Make Sun Print Cards

Preserve the Beauty of the Garden with Cyanotype Sun-Print Cards

There are many ways to collect beauty from the garden and preserve it but one of my favorites is to create greeting cards using a historic photographic method, cyanotype printing. I first used this method to create sun print napkins and was thrilled with the results. I was hooked on the possibilities of the interesting shapes in the garden that just needed to be immortalized. Using …

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