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  • 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...
  • Hollyhocks, a true cottage garden favorite
    Hollyhocks, a true cottage garden favorite
    Hollyhocks are truly is an old cottage garden favorite, with a long blooming season from midsummer to early fall. The flowers come in many colors and shades, from cream to yellow, pale blush pink to deep cerise, dark purple that nearly looks black...
  • FTD
    FTD delivers beautiful flowers to brighten any woman's day
    Mother's Day is the day to celebrate the woman in your life, but if you are looking to celebrate her any day of the year, FTD has just what she will love. The company is known for its beautiful array of flowers, but you may not realize they...
  • Mothers Day gifts for knitters - flowers or yarn
    Mothers Day gifts for knitters that double-dip
    Whether you give your mother flowers or a skein of yarn and a knitting pattern, Mother's Day presents a unique opportunity to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. When you order flowers at 1-800 Flowers and your purchase is at least $39...
  • Mother's Day 2015
    12 Mother's Day fun facts and trivia
    At MiaMaria's Boutique in Rotterdam, it's a collision of spring events: prom season and Mother's Day. There and all around the Capital District, it's a spring fling for women, including clothes shopping, gift giving, and sprucing...
  • For bouquets with a meaning, check out 1-800-Flowers for Mother's Day
    For bouquets with a meaning, check out 1-800-Flowers for Mother's Day
    Traditionally speaking, carnations are the most gifted flower on Mother's Day, not to say that the only flower that's gifted though. Roses are popular as well and even lilacs for their elegance. If you're stuck for a Mother's Day...
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