Category Archive for: ‘Flowers’

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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Blue Ball Hydrangea

The Essential Guide to Hydrangeas

What’s not to love about hydrangeas? These showy shrubs are the delight of summer blooms. They are long-living shrubs that bloom most of the summer and well into fall. Here is a guide to all things hydrangea: a description of the different types, how to change their color, drying projects, and more! Type of Hydrangeas Most Hydrangeas prefer moist, rich …

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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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Get Ready For Spring Gardening With This Guide

10 Tasks to Prepare Your Spring Garden

Whether spring has sprung or is just starting to peek through the winter cold, it will soon be time to get your spring garden planted. Before you break out your trusty garden tools and seed packets, there are a few garden chores you need to tackle to get your garden off on the right foot. Inspect Raised Garden Beds Check garden …

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summer bulbs to plant in spring

Plant Spring Bulbs for an Outstanding Summer Display

Summer is the pinnacle of the gardening year. When the vegetables are ripening and the perennials have filled in the space, you may be entertaining outdoors, attending garden tours, or spending a stay-cation at home. As I plan out my garden for the coming year, I’m thinking a lot about how to add some WOW this summer. And nothing adds …

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