I like having my flower garden smell as good as it looks. So during the summer, I surround myself with as many wonderful fragrances as possible.
There’s so much to love about peonies. The flowers are big and fragrant, and they come in beautiful colors. The plants are sturdy, attractive and live for generations. You don’tRead More
If you want to know which plants provide the most color, for the longest time and with the least amount of effort, ask a professional landscape designer. Their livelihood dependsRead More
Sometimes all it takes is one look. The dahlia Café Au Lait caught my eye as I wandered through the crowded aisles of Seattle’s Pike Place Market. It was wrapped in brown kraftRead More
In the heat of the summer, when you crave color and interest in your garden, canna lilies can be the answer.
I’m a plant lover and it’s hard for me to throw out a plant — especially a houseplant. I tend to keep them around for years. Like the Christmas cactusRead More
If you’ve ever grown more than one amaryllis bulb at a time, you may have wondered why some bulbs sprout more quickly than others. There’s always a bit of mysteryRead More
If you’ve shopped for amaryllis bulbs, you may have wondered whether there’s really much difference between one bulb and another. Do you need to care about the size of theRead More
I have a friend who always brings such nice hostess gifts when she comes for dinner. Nothing expensive, just a little something and usually homemade. Last time she brought aRead More
Where I live, winter is long and having fresh flowers around the house helps keep me sane. I love their beauty and fragrance, but it’s their aliveness that really feedsRead More