Growing Flowers & Succulents

A Handy List of Edible Flowers

A Handy List of Edible Flowers

If you have a dog, like Tricia does, you may already have a clue about which flowers in your garden are edible—from watching your canine snack on the blossoms. A more reliable way of knowing which flowers to eat is to read...

Garnish with Edible Flowers on the Fourth of July

Garnish with Edible Flowers on the Fourth of July

Are you an organic gardener in your whole garden? If that’s true, your flowers might be edible too! Have some fun decorating your Fourth of July meals with red, white and blue flowers. Check first to be sure they’re not poisonous flowers—we...

How to Grow Sweet Peas

How to Grow Sweet Peas

In the Victorian language of flowers, sweet peas symbolized delicate and blissful pleasures.  How very apt for this delicate flower with a blissfully pleasurable fragrance.  Whether you intend to send someone a secret message with your bouquet, or just enjoy the color...

Lifting Tender Summer Blooming “Bulbs”

Lifting Tender Summer Blooming “Bulbs”

The summer blooming “bulb” is a term used for plants that develop from structures that are not true bulbs but rather tubers, corms, rhizomes or tuberous roots. The difference is that true bulbs planted in the fall actually require cold temperatures to...

How to Grow Milkweed for a Butterfly Garden

How to Grow Milkweed for a Butterfly Garden

Butterflies, and particularly the monarch butterfly, love milkweed. Yet for many decades farmers and homeowners both considered this wildflower to be a weed that needed to be killed, directly leading to the decline of the monarch butterfly population. More awareness about how...

When is the Best Time to Plant Wildflowers?

When is the Best Time to Plant Wildflowers?

We all love the beauty of a field of wildflowers and so do all the pollinators. But when is the best time to plant and how do you prepare your site for planting? The answer is, it depends on your location or...

Landscaping with Edible Plants

Landscaping with Edible Plants

Our grandparents or great grandparents did not have to think about what to plant in their landscape, it just made sense to plant something that you can eat. With the shift of populations to urban areas, people stopped using edible plants in...

Tips on Cutting Sunflowers for Bouquets

Tips on Cutting Sunflowers for Bouquets

Sunflowers are great for summertime bouquets but to get the most out of your cut flowers, you should follow a few simple steps. When sunflowers are cut using the following steps, blooms can last up to 10 days indoors! Step 1 -...

Attracting Pollinators to the Garden

Attracting Pollinators to the Garden

Many of our favorite fruits and vegetables require pollinators. Fortunately you don’t need to keep a beehive to ensure that your fruit trees and vegetable garden produce an abundant harvest of apples, peaches, strawberries, cucumbers, or melons. By attracting honeybees, native bees,...

Plant a Victorian Talking Garden

Plant a Victorian Talking Garden

Cultures have given meaning to herbs, flowers, and other plants since ancient times.  These symbolic meanings became particularly well developed and socially important during the Victorian era.  During this time, the language of flowers was formalized and published in many books of...

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