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  • Summer blooms that withstand the heat: 'Family Reunion' daylilies delight
    Summer blooms that withstand the heat: 'Family Reunion' daylilies delight
    Bright colors are a welcome respite from the heat of summer, and vivid yellow daylilies with green throats are no exception. These from the Southern Living Plant Collection provide gardeners with colorful blooms over and over again during the...
  • Clematis Vine
    Growing Clematis Vines in Your Garden
    Clematis vines are beautiful vines that add accent to any garden. These beautiful flowers which come in wine, red or purple are excellent climbers. They grow well on fences, garages or on a trellis.Planting Clematis vines the first year will not...
  • 2015 summer flower show at Phipps Conservatory
    Summer flower show blooms wild and wonderful at Phipps Conservatory
    “Wild and Wonderful,” the summer flower show presenting some of the Earth's most colorful and curious botanical specimens, is in full swing at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pa.The show is a story of...
  • The BBC In pictures: Norfolk at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
    'Keeping Up Appearances' ~ The Perfect Etiquette
    The high art of an England style Miss Manners,Keeping Up Appearancesis a lovely BBC Program about doing the social-graces and much as the name of the show - All about polite social maintenance, the need to say please and thank-you, sorry and of...
  • Highland Park
    Veiled Treasure?
    Highland Park seems to maintain a low profile except for the Lilac Festival held each spring. The park is 2½ miles south of downtown Rochester NY.It is a neighbor to Mt. Hope Cemetery, south of Strong Museum and west of Cobb Hill Park. It...
  • Petunias
    Petunias in The Garden
    Petunias make an excellent choice of flowers for one's garden. They come is a variety of colors (light purple, dark purple, pink, white, etc.). These flowers are very hardy and last up until frost in many areas.The purple variety of petunias...
  • Local cottage home with native plants
    Short walk to the Nature Conservancy 'Native Plant Garden'
    If you want a benchmark for how your garden is growing, check out the “Native Plant Garden” that is behind the Nature Conservancy on Fairfax Blvd. in Ballston. Having planted some of the same species, it is sometimes a wonder, what...
  • Bees are buzzing at the hives
    At Fort C.F. Smith, the field is blooming and bees are buzzing
    Fort C. F. Smith and the Hendry House provide a complete experience that is an excellent example of Arlington Virginia’s historic preservation initiative. Birdman, Tom Albright reminded, “A great place for Fall bird migration, also....
  • Blue Morning Glories
    True blue flowers to make your garden look bigger
    Blue flowers belong to the cool color group (along with purple) and create the illusion of space. If you have a small garden, blue flowers will draw the eye and make the area look larger than it really is. Consider tall blue flower, like morning...
  • Pink Geraniums
    Stunning Flowers In Your Summer Garden
    There are so many varieties of flowers to choose from in creating the perfect summer garden. Geraniums are very hardy and come in many different colors (light pink, red, white, salmon colored). They compliment any garden and stay beautiful up...
  • Spring time Sunshine
    Your Secret Garden
    It’s that time a year again when the seasons change once again. The snow begins to melt and the flowers and trees begin to blossom. It’s the perfect time to prepare a garden for spring. Moreover, what’s a garden without garden...
  • Joy of Living Butterfly Bliss Daylily
    Top perennial for the summer garden: Daylilies
    When a home and garden magazine recently made out their "Top 20 Perennials for Your Garden" list Daylilies were on it. They justified the choice by mentioning that this particular flower seems to come in endless color options and types....
  • Prayer garden flowers for Catholic devotional grotto or Stations of the Cross
    Prayer garden flowers for Catholic devotional grotto or Stations of the Cross
    In Catholic worship, prayer is sensory. We kneel, bow, genuflect, chant, meditate on statues, burn incense, light candles. Our highest worship is receiving Jesus, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in Holy Eucharist. Worship is every day, too. Here&...
  • Memorial Day flowers: Plant a red white and blue patriotic floral flag garden
    Memorial Day flowers: Plant a red white and blue patriotic floral flag garden
    My mother-in-law lives in a retirement community. She's an avid gardener with an unusually green thumb. For Memorial Day she volunteered to plant a patriotic floral flag garden. She shared how to make a floral flag garden.Flag centerpiece....
  • Chanticleer Garden: Welcome to bloom town
    Chanticleer Garden: Welcome to bloom town
    Mid-spring through summer, the flora menagerie, at Chanticleer, is nearly overwhelming. Like a boomtown, gardens here experience sudden, rapid growth of colorful prosperity. While other area gardens take a more orderly approach with precisely...
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