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Lovely Lacecap Hydrangeas

In James McNeil Whistler’s famous 1871 painting, Whistler’s Mother, the title subject wears a lace cap and does not appear […]

Summer Coleus for Nonstop Color

Summer Coleus for Nonstop Color

The old saying goes, “Call me anything you like, but don’t call me late for dinner.”  For a long time, […]

Border Carnations

  Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus and hybrids), with their ragged, “pinked” edges, lovely colors, and long vase life, are staples of [&hell...

Exotic, Accessible Agapanthus

Brides traditionally wear or carry “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.”  Gardens—whether they are arrays of ...

Creating Japanese Kokedama

Creating Japanese Kokedama

February can be the longest short month for gardeners. In cold winter climates it is frequently too soon to get […]

African Violets

The National Garden Bureau has decreed that 2024 is the “Year of the African Violet”.  Coming in January, generally a […]