Tag: flowers

9 Gift Ideas For Your Grandma On Mother’s Day

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UNITED STATES—There simply isn’t anyone like Grandma, but sometimes she’s forgotten on Mother’s Day despite the fact that they’re an extension of our parents....

Mother’s Day Is Coming

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UNITED STATES—I had to take a moment and think because I totally forgot that Mother’s Day was literally right around the corner. Yeah, it...

Wildflowers Are Flowers Gone Wild

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UNITED STATES—Wildflowers have been quite a fad. Relative to most fads, they are not so impractical. For some situations, they are a good excuse...

Schedule Bloom For Every Season

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UNITED STATES—Early spring bloom is best. That is simply how the schedule of the majority of flowers works. The priority of flowers is pollination....

Stinky Flowers Serve Their Purpose

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UNITED STATES—From a human perspective, flowers should not be stinky. They should be pretty and colorful, and perhaps delightfully fragrant. Many flowers in landscapes...

Mother’s Day Is Here People!

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UNITED STATES─If being in a lockdown was not enough stress, tack on the fact that we have Mother’s Day fast approaching. I did not...

True Blue Really Is The Loneliest Color

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UNITED STATES—The majority of common pollinators are not impressed with blue. Otherwise, more flowers would be blue. After all, floral color appeals to pollinators....

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...
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