Tag: flowers

Annual Flowers For Cooler Weather

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UNITED STATES—All that unpleasant annual business of removing warm season vegetable plants to relinquish space for cool season vegetables applies to annual bedding plants...

Summer Perennials Are Now Blooming

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UNITED STATES—Are warm season annuals really the most colorful flowers for summer? Perhaps. They have their limits though. They are also very demanding. They...

Deadheading Promotes And Prolongs Bloom

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UNITED STATES—April showers bring May flowers. May flowers make a mess. Well, some of them do. Most simply disintegrate and fall from the trees,...

Flowers For Late Summer Bloom

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UNITED STATES—No mater how much work we put into our roses to sustain bloom all through the season, and no matter how successful we...

Start Preparing For Spring!

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UNITED STATES—Man, I cannot believe I’m saying this, but I’m so happy I can sense that spring will soon dawn upon us. Depending on...

Annuals Come And Annuals Go

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UNITED STATES—Just like warm season vegetable plants in the vegetable garden, flowering warm season annuals get replaced this time of year. Although the weather...

Flowers Might Be Getting Scarce

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UNITED STATES—It makes sense for flowers to bloom in spring. Winter is too cool, windy and damp for both flowers and the insects that...

Flowers Are Only The Beginning

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UNITED STATES—Flowers have a bigger and better agenda than coloring our gardens and homes. They bloom to get pollinated. Their color and fragrance are...

Flowers For Home And Garden

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UNITED STATES—There is a difference. Hybrid tea and grandiflora roses were bred to be excellent cut flowers for the home. They bloom on long...

Spring Blossoms Precede Summer Fruit

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UNITED STATES—Cherry blossoms are such an excellent tradition in Washington D.C., as well as in Japanese neighborhoods of the West Coast. 'Kwanzan' and 'Akebono'...

The Secret Affairs Of Pollination

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UNITED STATES—There are some things about plants that we might be better off not knowing about. For instance, their idea of sex is even...

Improvise While Flowers Are Scarce

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UNITED STATES—Much of the color in the garden through autumn and winter is provided by foliage. Some foliage turns color as the weather gets...

Fall For Spring Bulbs Now

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UNITED STATES—They are certainly not much to look at now. They are even less interesting once buried out of sight in the garden. The...

Start Cool Season Annuals Early

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UNITED STATES—Twice a year, it becomes necessary to discuss the unpleasantries of pulling up the flowering annuals (as well as vegetable plants) of one...

Try Some Unconventional Cut Flowers

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UNITED STATES—There is nothing like growing our own; whether vegetables, fruit or cut flowers. Most fruit and vegetables are grown to be eaten, so...

Roses Can Not Be Neglected

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UNITED STATES—Roses are not for the meek. They are too demanding, too sensitive, too thorny, and without their flowers, they are not even very...

Annuals Should Match The Weather

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UNITED STATES—Pulling out cool season annuals that are still somewhat colorful is never easy, even if they are already deteriorating. There is always the...

Chrysanthe-Mum Is The Word

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UNITED STATES—Only a few decades ago, when horticulture was taken more seriously, potted blooming plants like chrysanthemums, orchids, azaleas, hydrangeas, lilies and even poinsettias,...

The Right Bulbs Save Energy

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UNITED STATES—After working so hard to bloom so impressively in spring or summer, bulbs redirect their efforts into saving up their energy for winter...

Annuals Change With The Seasons

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UNITED STATES—Like it or not, the warm season annuals that were so flashy all through spring and summer will eventually need to be replaced...
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