Say It With Some Aloha! Are you familiar with the colorful, often fragrant world of tropical blossoms? Have you seen Bird of Paradise blooms outside your window, or plucked a Plumeria blossom from a tree for tucking beside your ear? Whether … [Read more...] about Hawaiian Flower Arrangements
Why we work so hard in the garden is due to the beauty of colorful flowers. They are a large part of the attraction we have to growing certain plants.
This old fashioned favorite is top of the list for many gardeners. Although the peak bloom for most of this class of iris is May, they can start as early as April and flower into June (or late summer if you count the reblooming types). Called … [Read more...] about Flowers Of May: Bearded Iris
Planting Depth For Peonies . "Plant peonies for a lifetime of spring flowers, but remember not more than three inches below the surface" From Kim, Hypertufagardener If the growing points are too far below the soil surface, it hinders or … [Read more...] about Tip for Blooming Peonies
Growing Lavender Plants in your Garden First thing to remember is that Lavender requires full sun to grow well. Choose a sunny spot, which means it has 6 hours or more of sun exposure. Good drainage is the next most important condition.If … [Read more...] about How To Grow Lavender For Its Heavenly Scent
I just wrote a page about Daylilies, and then saw Kathy Purdy's post on Facebook with a delightful portrait of a variety called "Going Bananas". It got me thinking about what colors of Hemerocallis I like best. Time For Daylilies, on Ilona's … [Read more...] about Daylilies Grow On You
I took a walk in the garden yesterday and shot some photos in the Instagram app. Most of my peonies are on the wane, but caught a pic or two of them along with some old roses. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ // ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Visit … [Read more...] about Instagram Walk
Finally. Cold weather disappeared and things are blooming. Therese Bugnet I cut these roses down to the ground last fall due to dieback. They are sprouting up and blooming. Rugosa roses are usually very resistant to rose ailments. … [Read more...] about Blooming In The Garden
Lilies are one of the main joys of August, if you ask me. These are not the blooms of the Asian lilies that come earlier in the season, but those lushly fragrant Oriental lilies and the tall spires of Trumpet and Aurelian strains.These are … [Read more...] about August Lilies
The last post was about thistles, since I had been hard at work in the garden getting rid of as many as I possibly could manage, but there are lovely garden flowers that have thistle characteristics without their tendency to elbow everything else … [Read more...] about Globe Thistles And Other Nice Looking Xeriscape Plants
I know many of you have done this, too, so I don't feel quite so guilty. So many times I know better, but I can't resist nature, not of plants or my own at times. We are past the season of planting roses... the heat of summer is coming, but a … [Read more...] about Where Should I Plant This Rose?