Tag: horticulture

Terrariums
Smooth as Glass

Create Your Own Glass Garden Terrarium

Terrariums are back! Introduced in 1831 for Victorian parlors and popular again in the 1970s, covered glass containers are an attractive way to display plants while providing the humidity that is difficult otherwise to maintain indoors. While a terrarium normally refers to a … read more

Tricycle planted with begonias, ferns and impatiens

Dress Up the Summer Garden

A summer without annuals is like a spring without flowering bulbs. It is time to dress up a drab garden in a kaleidoscope of summer color with seasonal plants. When a garden passion turns into an obsession, you can fill gardens and containers … read more

Paeonia "Krinkled White" is a popular, classic peony from the 1920s, and has a single, white flower. (Herbaceous hybrid)

Paeonia… An Ancient Flower for West Sound Gardens

One day, the Greek goddess Aphrodite caught Apollo flirting with a shy, beautiful nymph named Paeonia. When Paeonia realized the goddess was watching them, her face flushed a deep rose-red. In a fit of jealous anger, Aphrodite turned the blushing girl into a … read more

Oriental lily hybrid — more than a dozen flowers on the one stem.
Heavenly Scent

Creating Paradise with Lily Hybrids

Many a lucky woman has been given the name Lily. Lilies represent innocence and purity, elegance and beauty. If you grow them in your own garden, you know why. The common Lilium hybrids are easy to grow, naturalize, are long-blooming and match just … read more

How to Care for Your Garden's Asset — Trees
Part II

How to Care for Your Garden’s Asset — Trees

"Happy is the man to whom every tree...

Between the time when we rake the last of autumn’s confetti from our lawns and the day we first glimpse the bright petals on the bare branches of the cherry, most of us never give a single thought to trees. Meanwhile, arborists, professional … read more

Garden to Table — Vegetables in Small Spaces

Garden to Table — Vegetables in Small Spaces

“Eat your vegetables” is not just a dinnertime scolding anymore. It is a new way to look at a vegetable garden and a hot trend in the horticultural world. But is vegetable gardening in suburbia a lost art? Computers and technology are the … read more

Hellebores abound

Get The Dirt — On Home Gardening

Flowers of Winter • Pacific Tree Frogs

Would you believe you could have a pink rhodie splendiferously blooming in your gardens in the middle of winter’s chill? “Christmas Cheer” is an answer to those longing for cheerful, soft pink blooms in the heart of winter. This is a fairly compact … read more

Aloe

Luscious Plants for Indoor Gardening

As the fall weather becomes chillier and rainier, our thoughts begin to turn to indoor gardening. There’s always room inside our homes for a few well-chosen plants. Studies have even shown that houseplants help reduce stress in humans. Additionally, they are a great … read more

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